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Commercial Meal Review: Outdoor Pantry Meals

Outdoor Pantry is a newer face on the block for commercial freeze-dried meals. The past few years have seen an explosion in new brands, with new ideas.

For the review, we tried out these items:

Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

I liked the gravy. It does the thick gravy, with the expected saltiness. The freeze-dried biscuit is a bit different, but if you crumble it up under the gravy, it soaks into. I liked the crunchy texture, backpacking food can be soft constantly. Shake on some green Tabasco!

Beef Stew

It’s old school comfort food. The stew comes with a freeze-dried biscuit. Crumble it up, and serve it on top. It’s like a croutons, and as with the biscuit and gravy, it gives much-needed crunchy texture.

Vanilla Yogurt Drops

A fun snack, out of the bag, or even added to trail mix, you can also use the drops in many other ways. Add a few right as you go to eat your morning oats – it will have melted in. Or follow the directions and make instant yogurt on the trail. It’s a great option for young kids (especially toddlers) who are craving something they are used to.

FTC Disclaimer: We received product for potential review. All thoughts are ours.

One thought on “Commercial Meal Review: Outdoor Pantry Meals

  1. Thanks for sharing your experiences with hiking meals. I found the freeze dried biscuit info great, I’ll have to try them for the texture change!

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