Thick and Easy

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Thick & Easy™

Thick & Easy™ is an instant food and drink thickener with modified maize starch. 

Directions for Use

Thick & Easy™ can be added to all hot and cold liquids, nutritional supplements and all types of hot or cold pureed foods to develop a thicker consistency and prevent aspiration.

  • Thickening liquids: Simply sprinkle in the desired amount (see table below) and stir briskly with a whisk or fork until disolved. The liquid will thicken within 1 minute of mixing.
  • Thickening pureed food: Add the desired quantity of Thick & Easy™ and blend until a smooth consistency develops. If the texture becomes thicker than required, simply add a small amount of liquid (water, juice, milk) and re-liquidise.
  • Keep food/liquid refrigerated until ready to use.

Features

Reliable consistency

Matching the national descriptors*, improved mixing quality ensures the right consistency is achieved every time.

Superior mouthfeel

Smoother consistency provides a more palatable, enjoyable experience for patients.

Taste neutral

Does not alter the taste of food or drink.

Enhanced stability

Reduces fear of separation or over-thickening, providing patients with safe drinking and eating time.

Smoother texture

Smaller particles provide easier mixing and a more palatable texture.

Shelf life

5 years unopened when stored correctly.

3 years opened when stored correctly.

 

*National descriptors for texture modification (2009 RCSLT/BDA)

Indications

  • Thick & Easy™ is designed to easily thicken foods and fluids for patients who have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).
  • Thick & Easy™ is a Food for Special Medical Purposes.
  • Thick & Easy™ is prescribable on FP10/GP10 for thickening of food in dysphagia.

Contra-indications

  • For enteral use only.
  • Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

Precautions

  • Should only be used under medical supervision.
  • Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition.

Packaging

Thick & Easy™  is available in the following forms:

100 x 9g sachets:
Ideal for initial swallowing assessments and easy to keep in a pocket or handbag when away from the house.

225g tins:
Complete with a measuring scoop and resealable lid.

 

Dosage

  Consistency
Guidelines for use per 100ml  Stage 1* Stage 2* Stage 3*
Liquids 1 Scoop 1.5 Scoops 2 Scoops

*National Descriptors for Texture Modification in Adults (2009) BDA/RCSLT

1 scoop = 4.5g

 

Product Characteristics

Average content per 100 g
Energy desity 373 kcal
Energy distribution
Protein​ 0.4 %​
Fat​ 0.1 %​
Carbohydrates​ 99.5 %​
Fibre​ 0 %​

 

Order / PIP Codes

Thick & Easy™

Packaging 

Unit Size

Order Code 

PIP Code

Thick & Easy™ tin 225g 7931333 086-3282
Thick & Easy™ sachet 9g 7917661 249-0563
Thick & Easy™ catering pack 4.54kg 7931334 219-6343