My Review of Legacy Premium Pasta Primavera Meal
I got some Legacy long term storage meals recently and wanted to give a
review of these products. I'll review the pasta primavera meal today. I
will discuss the preparation, how it tasted, how this product can be utilized
by the outdoors person, the pros and cons of Legacy foods and some upcoming
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 second of 3 reviews for 3 of their products.
Legacy Pasta Primavera
When I reviewed the
Legacy Premium Old Fashioned Pancake Mix I thought that product was
mostly for breakfast and good for various forms of camping but not
necessarilly for backpacking. For this product, Legacy Premium Pasta
Primavera Meal, I believe that this product is suitable for all types of
outdoor camping including backpacking. And it could be eaten for lunch or
dinner. Again I was not planning on going camping anytime soon so I made
this meal at home. I brought 6 cups of water to a boil in a cooking pot,
then added the entire contents of the package. Though not in the instructions
I added a dash of olive oil so that the noodles did not stick to the pot. Once
the pasta and water returned to a boil I reduced the heat and proceeded to
cook everything for 15 minutes. Once that time was up I removed the pot from
the burner at let it sit for 5 minutes. This lets the noodles further absorb
the sauce. During this time I was able to make some peas as well as take
a pan containing a Trader Joes Garlic Pepper Pork roll out of the oven and
My better half Julie called and said that she had to work late. So it would
be just me eating this meal tonight. The pasta primavera looked good. The
sauce was nice and creamy and there were peas and brocolli mixed in with the
pasta. I thought it tasted OK. The noodles themselves had a different flavor
than what I was used to. Probably because they contained ingredients that
would give it that up to 25 year shelf life.
The pasta primavera
Now I must admit that I was a lazy backpacker. I did not like to wash dishes.
I usually ate meals out of a pouch, sealed it up and carried it in my
backpack until I could properly dispose of my hiker trash. But a lot of
backpackers that I encountered did have a cooking pot. They would eat freeze
dried soups, Lipton (later renamed Knorr) side dishes or ramen noodles in a
cook pot. I think that, for this group, the Legacy food would be a welcome
addition to their food menu. When long distance hiking you don't want to eat
the same thing everyday. Legacy Premium would would be a great alternative.
They would place half of the package in a plastic freezer bag and half in
another. They would then send these to themselves along the trail in boxes
called mail drops. I have also seen backpackers pour boiling water into 2
freezer bags, stir and eat the meal that way. But I have also seen the
plastic freezer bags melt so I wouldn't recommnd that method. Chicken in a
pouch would be a great addition to this product. Campers of all types would
be able to utilize Legacy foods variety and ease of preparation. The car
camper, tent camper, RV camper, hunter camper, canoe camper or cabin camper
would all enjoy the convenience and taste of Legacy Premium Pasta
Here is the
As I mentioned in the last review Legacy Premium Food has an up to 25 year
shelf life. The 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 threw the peas
onto the pasta.
I probably should not be doing this but I will let you in on a secret. Black
Friday is when the bargains happen. And, this year Legacy Food Storage is
offering some fantastic prices for long term storage food. I can't tell you
about everything but I do know that they will be offering some steep
discounts. For example, 30% off of a 360 serving package. Now $659.99, MSRP
was $955.99. The Black Friday sale at Legacy Food Storage only runs from
November 9th through November 30, 2018. You can
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don't say that Mike sent you.
I again belong to
The Clean Plate Club.
For this review I had fun making and eating this pasta primavera meal. Now,
my next review will be of Legacy Premium Chili Mac. I love chili mac so I
look forward to this one. And I hope to prepare this one while camping in
my RV. Finally, please patronize our
advertiser at legacyfoodstorage.com .