My Review of Legacy Premium Chili Mac Meal
I got some Legacy long term storage meals recently and wanted to give a
review of these products. I'll review the Chili Mac meal today. I
will discuss the preparation, how it tasted, how this product can be utilized
by the outdoors person and the pros and cons of Legacy foods.
In the interest of full disclosure I am an affiliate of Legacy Food Storage.
I place their ads on my web site mikecalabrese.xyz and make a small
commission on any sales that go through those links on my site. I was
approached by Legacy and asked if I could evaluate some of their product. So
I agreed. This is the final of 3 reviews for 3 of their products.
When I reviewed the
Legacy Premium Pasta Primavera Meal I thought that product was
good and could be utilized for backpacking. For this product, Legacy Premium
Chili Mac meal, I thought that it tasted GREAT and could be eaten in a number
of outdoor scenarios. And it could be eaten for lunch or
dinner. It is too cold in December northern Virginia to go car camping or
backpack camping. So I went RV camping and prepared this product within my RV.
Since I wanted to simulate how a backpacker would prepare this product I
divided it in half, taking half of it with me to a Prince William Forest
Park RV Campground, Dumfries, VA. I plan
to eat the other half at home later this week. After I got to the campground,
got checked in and set up at my site I immediately started preparing the Legacy
Chili Mac product. I dumped the 2 person contents into a pan, then added 24
ounces of water. I brought the contents to a boil, reduced the heat and let it
cook for 15 minutes. I was concerned that there was a lot of water in the pan.
I even let it cook for 3 or 4 minutes more to try to boil off the water.
I turned off the heat on the RV propane stove after about 19 minutes. There was
still a lot of water in the pan though the water level did drop since I
started cooking the product. I let the Chili Mac sit for 5 minutes. During
this time most of the water was absorbed by the noodles. And the Chili Mac
About to fire up the stove.
And once I started eating it I could not stop. It tasted GREAT! I was going
to bring some ground beef, onion and diced tomatoes to jazz up the product.
I'm glad that I didn't as the product tasted great as is! It was spicy but
not too spicy. The beans and the noodles were just the right consistancy.
This was the perfect meal for a cold December day.
Now a backpacker cooking this product for 15 minutes would use up a lot of
propane. However, if they used something like a JetBoil cooking system, which
boils water in 90 seconds, this could probably be cut down to 5-8 minutes.
So I think that any outdoors person could successfully prepare this product in
the outdoors. And since these meals end up costing between 4 and 5 bucks each
for a 2 person serving, you are saving money over the popular eat in the pouch
type of freeze dried meal. There are a lot of beans in this product so you
will be toot-tooting down the trail.
Planning for a long distance hike is a lot of work. You have to create mail
drops that have anywhere from 4 to 10 days worth of food in them. What makes
it really difficult is choosing a variety of foods to pack so that you don't
eat the same thing every day. Adding Legacy Premium freeze dried food to the
mix will help achive that variety goal.
About to come
off the stove.
Legacy Premium food products are non-GMO, vegetarian, selected products are
Kosher, selected products are available in gluten free and they are the
lowest cost per pound long term storage food company. Legacy has free
shipping. And best of all, the food tastes good. The products usually come
4 servings to a pouch. If you are camping by yourself, you will have to split
the portions. You can use plastic freezer bags to accomplish this. Legacy
packs them this way to keep costs down. Just like they don't put reclosable
zip seals on their packages and don't include meat in their products.
Nowadays you can buy pouches of chicken, tuna, salmon or beef to add to some
of their lunch/ dinner entres. You can add spices as well. The sodium
levels in these products are a bit high but they are lower than the
competition. This is what helps preserve the
food and they use sea salt.
Christmas is coming up quickly. If you know an outdoors person that hunts &
camps , car camps, backpack camps or RV camps, consider getting them
Legacy Premium meals. Prices range anywhere from around $40 up to $20,000.
Long term financing is available. You can also give gift certificates from
Legacy premium. Click on the link below to get another item off of your
I had a ton of fun sampling these meals as well as writing about them. Many
thanks to Legacy Premium for giving me the opportunity to do this. Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year to all. And please patronize our
advertiser at legacyfoodstorage.com .