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Backpacker's Pantry Organic Scrambled Eggs

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   2
2-star:   0
1-star:   0
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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 the Backpacker's Pantry Organic Scrambled Eggs. 

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Backpacker's Pantry Organic Package.

Pros:

  • Relatively easy to prepare

  • Organic

  • Resealable package

Cons:

  • Mealy consistency was a turnoff

  • Virtually unseasoned, so they need spicing up.

  • Powdery and a little harder to mix with water than some

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Backpacker's Pantry Organic Scrambled Eggs prepared.

Detailed ratings of Backpacker’s Pantry Organic Scrambled Eggs.

Packaging: Resealable plastic/foil

Ease of Preparation: 3.5.gif
Only need to add water, but somewhat hard to mix

Texture (plain): 2.5.gif
A little loose and mealy

Texture (seasoned):4.gif
Cheese helps it firm up a little

Flavor (plain):2.5.gif
Effectively unseasoned, some egg flavor.

Flavor (seasoned): 3.5.gif
Flavor improved with pepper and pieces of cheese, brought out more flavor; salt would help. Consistency still a distraction.

How Filling (plain): 4.gif
Not hungry after, quite filling

How Filling (seasoned): 4.gif
No significant change with my added ingredients.

Ingredients and Preparation: 4.5.gif
Easy to prepare, just a little harder to mix water in.

Servings per Container*: 4.5.gif
Single serving package is accurate; provides a medium portion for one.

Container Weight: 4.5.gif
Very lightweight.

Manufacturer's Claimed Product Weight: 1.5 oz

Trailspace Weight (Product and Packaging): 2.1 oz / 60 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.

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O.K.  This is my second review of backpacker eggs.

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Price Paid: not sure

O.K.  This is my second review of backpacker eggs. So, up front I am not a big fan of dry eggs. That being said these are not too bad! I think it is the best of the packaged product I have tasted. 

It has an almost chalky taste to them. We added hot water and had it sit for around 10 minutes, but the eggs were still very grainy and didn't have a great taste.

The directions indicated that we needed to add boiling water, let sit, and then fry on a frying pan. Don't  just added boiling water and let it sit.  Fry them....they taste much better.

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