User Review: Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Noodles
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $6-ish
Gourmet Thai food! Not restaurant quality, but pretty close. Comes with a packet of peanuts and Justin's all-natural peanut butter to add to it!
- Easy to pack
- Large portions
- Tasted great
- Hard to mix
- Not enough peanuts!
Took the Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Noodles on a weekend hiking/canoeing trip with my boyfriend. It was lightweight and easy to pack without adding much bulk to either of our packs. The idea of adding hot water to it, and not having to use any of our cookware, was awesome!
We took a snack break before setting up camp for the night, and while we were eating trail mix we put water in the bag to soak, popped in back in our packs, and continued on our way. After reaching our site and setting up camp, we were able to build a bonfire and eat our meal. Seriously, the clean up for Backpacker's Pantry is amazing! We even used the pouch that the food comes in as our garbage for the rest of the trip!
One thing that we loved about the Pad Thai was that it had a lot of different nutrients. As a vegetarian couple, we find it hard sometimes to grab dehydrated foods. Backpacker's Pantry has a lot of different options that we can choose from, all of which taste great! The Pad Thai even had little crumbles of vegetable protein in it, which was very satisfying.
Overall, the whole pouch fed two of us, and we even had some leftover! (Which we ate as a snack after consuming beers later in the evening...) The meal was nutritious, felt good in our stomachs, and was super easy to prepare/clean up.
We were so surprised to find a pouch of Justin's all natural peanut butter in the bag of pad thai! It's our favorite peanut / almond butter brand!
After trying and loving the Pad Thai, I've since taken it on other bikepacking/hiking adventures. Haven't found a single person who didn't like it!