Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Freeze Dried Foods: There is nothing like a free feed.

A little while ago I published a post on my choices of freeze dried meals. Soon afterwards I received a message from Alpkit, via Twitter, asking whether I would be interested in trying a new product they were about to launch. Well I am always interested in a free meal so I said yes.


In due course a small package arrived  containing a Mild Chicken Korma and a Chocolate Chip Pudding appeared in my letter box. Perhaps, I should have advised Alpkit that I do not eat pudding on the trail, instead I munch on a few dried apricots after dinner, as it saves fuel and I like them.

My observations, when the food arrived, was of the intelligent packaging design, with the foil envelope being wide and not tall when compared with Lyo and Fusion meals. The flatter design makes it easier to use my Light my Fire Titanium Spork to get to the bottom of the package. The style and size of packaging also reminded me somewhat of the Blå Band brand that I have purchased in Sweden.

Recently I travelled south to Svendborg and took the Chicken Korma with me, my first observation was that the dried mixture has less texture (or lumpy bits) than the Lyo, Fuizion or Real Turmat meals. To prepare the meal I added the 300 mL of boiling water and waited 10 minutes or so.


Well I was impressed, the Chicken Korma was mild but tasty, and was easily digested and enjoyable.

Would I use it again, yes. But, probably not, because I would need to buy it in the UK and then pay postage charges which for me makes it a little expensive. However, if you are in the UK, Extreme Food is yet another choice in the lightweight food stakes. Enjoy.

The pudding?, I hear you ask, well with Christmas approaching I am looking at menu options that incorporate Chocolate Pudding, mint and a touch of alcohol. Do I hear anyone suggesting Minttu?