For a comparative Instant Camp Eggs Cook-Off, I tested…
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:
- Adventure Egg Anywhere Scrambles,
- AlpineAire Scrambled Eggs,
- Backpacker’s Pantry Scrambled Eggs,
- Backpacker’s Pantry Organic Scrambled Eggs, and
- Cache Lake Outfitter’s Choice Scrambled Eggs.
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.)
An alternative if you are prone to burning eggs — dried eggs soak up boiling water
- Pre-cooked to minimize cooking time and fuel.
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.
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.)
AlpineAire Scrambled Eggs prepared.
Here is a detailed rating of AlpineAire's pre-cooked Scrambled Eggs.
Packaging: Resealable plastic/foil
Ingredients and Preparation:
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.
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.