User Review: Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Noodles
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7
Definitely one of the most delicious freeze dried meals I've had. And not just because I was eating it after hiking uphill 12 miles per day. Almost good enough to eat under normal circumstances, so quite a treat when you're outdoors. Yum!
- Better with hot sauce!
Taste: Great flavor. The peanut sauce really comes through. I'd definitely eat it again.
Prep: Pretty standard. Heat the water, insert the water, seal the package, wait, and then devour.
Satiety: Sometimes it can be hard to get food down after a strenuous day of hiking but this meal compelled me to eat when it would have otherwise been hard to, and left me feeling satisfied. I've found Backpacker's Pantry to be fairly reliable as far as their portion guides are concerned. I ate the two-serving version multiple times and it filled me and my partner up every time.
Energy: It did the job.
Claims: It made no special claims, but was a really welcome component in a diverse hiking diet during a long thru-hike.
Packaging: No more or less convenient than other meals.
Best for: Dinner after a long day of hiking! Seriously, when you have a good meal in your pack finishing begins to feel like a reward.