User Review: Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Wraps
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $5
This was one of the worst things I've ever eaten, even by Mountain House standards. It actually was stamped as "USDA Approved Food," as apparently they needed to remind the consumer that it was in fact edible.
- Good for insulation
- Fire resistant
Taste: It tasted OK, actually. It wasn't as though it tasted rotten or disgusting. It was mostly bland and inoffensive, and improved with hot sauce. However, something about it made it so my partner and I had to force it down.
Prep: Prep was standard — heat the water, pour it in, etc.
Satiety: It filled me up in the same way drinking liquid concrete will fill me up and form an impenetrable brick in my stomach.
Energy: I am barely sure that what I ate was even food and did not feel as though this nourished my body.
Claims: I doubt the claim that the item was food, and I am very serious that the one I bought had a stamp that certified the item as actual food.
Best for: Insulation and fire protection. We tried to dispose of the majority of this that we could not force our bodies to accept by burning it in a large fire. It took 10 minutes for the blob of food to char (seriously). After 20 minutes we poked the blackened mass with a stick to find that the char only went a centimeter in and the entire mass of food was still unburnt.
We spent an additional 20 minutes trying to scrape the dish apart so it would burn but it was to no avail. We ended up losing an hour of hiking time to garbage disposal and ultimately left the food out in the open. We were OK with leaving it as it was, as we agreed that no bear would ever recognize this as food.