Time for another taste test. This time, we picked up Chili Mac with Beef by Backpackers Pantry. We like to try out prepared freeze dried food from time to time to see if it would be a good addition to our emergency food stash.
The Chili Mac was super easy to prepare: after you remove the oxygen absorber, add the specified amount of boiling water and let stand for a few minutes.
It looked too soupy for a macaroni dish so I drained out some of the water and let it stand a few more minutes. It did dry out after a while, then it was ready for the test. Chili mac had a pleasant and appetizing smell. The texture and taste were also good. However, after I ate it, I felt it had an artificial aftertaste that I did not care for. I am sure it would taste a lot better eating it in the great outdoors or when you are very hungry, however, at today’s taste test, it did not meet my expectations. If you like chili macaroni and do not mind a strong aftertaste, this may be a good choice; if not, try another flavor.
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