Mountain food try it before! Looking at you Peak Refuel

Drenalin

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Can someone tell me more about their experience with Heather's Choice meals. I have all the packaroons and think they are amazing. I was going to by the chili and maybe the salmon chowder but want to hear what everyone is saying as to why they are not good.
I heard a lot of bad reviews on Heather's Choice meals before I tried a couple for myself. The chili was edible, but not great. The taste wasn't the issue for me, it was the texture - the sweet potatoes were weird when they rehydrated, and each bite was basically a mouthful of mush. The salmon chowder was just kind of meh - not good, not bad, just there. The best thing about these meals is that the packaging is very small compared to other options. I can tolerate the food enough to use them again if space is a concern, but if space isn't a concern I'll be using the Peak meals for better flavor and texture.
 

Bowhuntone

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If you want to bring your Peak Refuel chicken alfredo to the next level add a chicken ramen to it. I make the ramen in ziplock bag then mix in to the alfredo after its rehydrated.
 

SMOKYMTN

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From an outside perspective.

To me it seems like one group grew up eating school lunches, the other, their parents packed their lunches.
I am glad someone else said what I was thinking. Haha.

When I am on the mountain, I am not that picky. Then again, maybe the military changed how I viewed food in general.....

I usually choose between Peak and MH, and typically with Peak stick to the Pork, Alfredo, Teriyaki and Pesto, and I believe all of them are good. I'll never complain about eating a hot meal when I am cold, wet, chafed and my quads are torched.
 
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Southforkguy

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So much value in this post right here! I had a backcountry pantry dinner in colorado one day and the whole next day was spent passing gas and feeling like I had to go diarrhea. Not good on a 9 day hunt to be out a good day due to food. I prefer home made meals frozen and reheated in water.
 

trottingsparrow

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It's surprising to me there isn't a good brand when it comes to freeze dried food. It seems like a good business opportunity based on how many people are disgruntled with the options available.
 
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