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Thick and Easy Instant Food Thickener

Item # HORM-TKNR 8OZ TUBS | SKU # HHL-17938

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Thick and Easy Instant Food Thickener

Item # HORM-TKNR 8OZ TUBS | SKU # HHL-17938

Price: $26.95 - $69.95

Convenient shipments on your schedule

Plus, orders over $45* receive $4.95 Flat Fee Shipping for each item (Example 5 cases of Ensure Drink, Vanilla, only $4.95 for S&H)!

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When you order Repeat Delivery Service for a product, a new shipment of the item will be sent to you based on the schedule you select. Your credit card will only be charged when it is packed and ready to be shipped, and you may cancel at any time.

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Browse our huge selection of eligible health care products. To start the Repeat Delivery Service for a product, add it to the cart, and during check-out, choose a quantity per shipment and delivery schedule during the checkout process. You'll be asked to provide a shipping address, credit card and billing address. Once the order is placed, your first shipment will be processed and your Repeat Delivery Service will be activated. Each of your next qualifying Repeat Delivery Service orders receives free shipping.

You can select a delivery schedule for your Repeat Delivery - from one to twelve weeks. You can also choose to have your order shipped immediately or shipped at a future date of 30 days in advance. Your settings will be saved. We'll even send you an email to remind you when your delivery is on its way.

Reasons to sign up

  • Convenient shipments of your essential supplies delivered to your door on your schedule!
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Please Note: Due to the recent high demand for Infection Control products (Purell, Sani-Cloth & Sani-Hands, Alcohol Prep Pads, Disinfectant Cleaners & Wipes, etc.) Protective Apparel (Isolation Gowns, Face Masks, Gloves, etc) and thermometers, there is limited stock or may be backordered, and allocation will be enforced. Please order based upon need. All Orders for these item categories are non-cancelable within 10 days of your order placed, and are non-returnable & non-refundable. Click Here More Information


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Please be advised that certain items (such as nutritionals) that are sent to warm weather climates or in the summertime can melt if left outside in the heat.  If you will not be available to receive your package(s), please leave instructions for the carrier to leave your delivery in a cool area, at a neighbor's house, or not to deliver if no one is home.  We take every precaution to make sure that all of our products are shipped in fresh condition, and all of our products are stored in a climate-controlled warehouse.  We cannot accept returns for heat-damaged products.

Final Sale and Clearance Items with Special Pricing are non-returnable and non-refundable.

Versatile, appealing, and safer for swallowing, our Thick & Easy Instant Food and Beverage Thickener by Hormel is able to thicken all types of hot & cold foods, liquids and supplement drinks without affecting the taste.

Simply add our specially formulated thickeners to your desired food or liquid, and almost instantly, they become the proper consistency for safe swallowing. 

Give people with dysphagia the ability to enjoy tasty, nourishing foods, while maintaining a properly hydrated and healthy nutritional status.

Our Thick and Easy Food Thickener blends quickly, smoothly, and stops thickening after one minute.

  • Retains consistency for shelf life of food or liquid
  • Makes appetizing plate presentations with little effort

THICK & EASY® Instant Food & Beverage Thickeners are gluten free!


  • Achieves the pureed food consistency necessary for safer swallowing
  • Doesn't bind fluid and is fully digestible
  • Allows for normal hydration
  • Release 98% of available fluid after consumption

THICK & EASY® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener Availability:

Model Consistency, Size, and Packaging
17938 8 oz Tubs, Case (12 ct)
20223 Honey Consistency, 6.5 gm Packets, Case (100 ct)
24552 Honey Consistency, 6.5 gm Packets, Case (200 ct)
21929 Nectar 4.5 gm Packets Case (100 ct)
25071 Nectar 4.5 gm Packets Case (200 ct)
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 TBSP (4.5g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 15.0

Calories From Fat 0.0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Trans Fat 0.0g %

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 10.0mg 0.0%

Potassium 0.2mg 0.0%

Phosphorus mg 0.0%

Total Carbohydrate 4.0g 1.0%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0.0%

Sugars 0.0g  

Protein 0.0g  

Total Vitamin A 0.0%  

Vitamin C 0.0%  

Calcium 0.0%  

Iron 0.0%  

Preparation Instructions:

Nectar-like (4 fl oz) 1 Tbsp Honey-like (4 fl oz) 1 Tbsp + 1 ½ tsp Spoon-thick (4 fl oz) 2 T

Pureed Fruits - 4 oz drained 3/4 tsp – 1 1/2 tsp

Pureed Vegetables - 4 oz drained 3/4 tsp – 1 1/2 tsp

Pureed Meats - 3 oz Add 1 oz meat broth slurry (meat broth slurry = 4 oz meat broth thickened with 1 Tbsp of Thick & Easy® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener)

Mixing directions are suggested guidelines.

ADA Exchange: Thick & Easy® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener metabolizes like fruit sugar. 1 Tbsp = 1/3 fruit exchange.

For Packets:

For Nectar - like Consistency Packets: Add one packet to 4 fl oz of liquid

For Honey - like Consistency Packets: Add one packet to 4 fl oz of liquid

For Pudding - like Consistency: Add two packets of Nectar - Like Consistency Packets to 4 fl oz of liquid




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