My Review of Legacy Premium Chili Mac Meal
In the interest of full disclosure I am an affiliate of Legacy Food Storage.
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.
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.
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.
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
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