AlpineAire Foods Scrambled Eggs

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For a comparative Instant Camp Eggs Cook-Off, I tested…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps
Price Paid: Samples provided by the manufacturer for testing and review.

For a comparative Instant Camp Eggs Cook-Off, I tested and reviewed the following packaged plain egg products:

I prepared each egg product for breakfast after early morning hikes, using the same stove and cookwear each time (the stove was an Optimus Nova, and the cookset was an anodized aluminum one with a non-stick coating from Primus). For the seasoned egg versions I added black pepper and cut-up or pre-shredded cheddar cheese.

This review focuses on AlpineAire's pre-cooked Scrambled Eggs. (While the Scrambled Eggs are pre-cooked to minimize cooking time and fuel, AlpineAire also makes an uncooked Scrambling & Omelet Egg Mix.)

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AlpineAire package.

Pros:

  • An alternative if you are prone to burning eggs — dried eggs soak up boiling water

  • Container re-seals.

  • Pre-cooked to minimize cooking time and fuel.

Cons:

  • They take a long time to absorb water — much longer than the 10 minutes indicated on the package. Even after waiting twice the designated time, the larger pieces had a chewy/rubbery texture.

  • These would have benefited from breaking up the larger pieces in advance.

  • Needs seasoning

  • Total cooking time is long because the eggs have to sit, and messy because, as instructed, you have to pour off the excess water. (AlpineAire also makes an uncooked Scrambling & Omelet Egg Mix.)

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AlpineAire Scrambled Eggs prepared.

Here is a detailed rating of AlpineAire's pre-cooked Scrambled Eggs.

Packaging: Resealable plastic/foil

Ease of Preparation: 1.5.gif
Must add boiling water and allow to sit for a long time, then pour off extra water.

Texture (plain): 2.gif
Slightly watery, larger chunks were very chewy.

Texture (seasoned):2.gif
Seasoning did not affect texture.

Flavor (plain): 2.5.gif
Moderate egg flavor, essentially unseasoned

Flavor (seasoned): 4.gif
Seasoning improved the flavor somewhat, but ingredients were harder to mix in. Would need a fair amount of salt.

How Filling (plain):5.gif
Very dense and filling

How Filling (seasoned):5.gif
No significant change with my added ingredients.

Ingredients and Preparation: 3.5.gif
Have to pour in boiling water, then wait for the hot water to soak in. The waiting time was longer than stated on package (10 min). Pouring off excess water, as instructed, was a pain.

Servings per Container*: 3.5.gif
Says six servings, feeds more like three. Large package size because it’s freeze-dried.

Container Weight: 4.gif
Larger, bulkier package.

Manufacturer's Claimed Product Weight: 5 oz

Trailspace Weight (Product and Packaging): 5.1 oz/ 146 g

*(Manufacturer serving sizes reflect the USDA's recommendation of no more than two eggs daily per person.)

Read the full Instant Camp Eggs Cook-Off review.