User Review: Mountain House Macaroni & Cheese
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7
Probably the worst freeze dried meal this side of eggs that I can remember having.
- cook in pouch
I was planning a camping trip with my son and as part of that I let him pick out a few freeze dried meals. I wanted to try the chili-mac but my son has periodic mouth issues that make him shy away from anything that might be spicy. Fortunately, at least for him, this meal isn't spicy or tasty or flavorful.
The advantage to Mountain House meals is that it comes in a foil pouch that can be resealed so the meal can be cooked in the pouch. The pouch is food storage bag, then the cooking pot and finally the garbage bag. This is why I like these meals just add boiling water, no need to waste fuel simmering, and let sit.
What I didn't like was the flavor. The macaroni still had a bit of unrehydrated crunch even after waiting more than the recommended ten minutes. The "cheese" sauce had no flavor, was thin and watery, I'm sure its only function was to remind the eater that they were having mac-n-cheese and not just mac.
As with most of these meals even though they say dinner for two you need to serve them with something more.