Mountain House Pro-Pack Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Tasty and filling. Lots of meat and sauce. Tried this…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 6.50
Tasty and filling. Lots of meat and sauce.
- Tastes good
- Lots of meat, lots of sauce
- Good texture
- Pro-packs don't expand at elevation
- High in sodium (1990mg)
Boil-in-a-bag takes 8-9 minutes with Mountain House freeze-dried meals, and with a stir before serving the texture is excellent - lots of hamburger and a tasty sauce. I added a handful of sun-dried tomatoes (a light-weight and tasty addition to many dishes) and the extra zing went very well with the sauce.
The Pro-Pack weighs 115 grams and provides 560 calories, and one bag = one good serving. Easy to prepare, lightweight, and flavourful. One of those good meals I'd buy again, and (as I'm doing now) one that I'd recommend to my friends.
Tastes OK, but not for low sodium diet. I don't often…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 6.50 Canadian
Tastes OK, but not for low sodium diet.
- Tastes like spaghetti and sauce.
- Quick and easy
- Very high in sodium
I don't often eat freeze dried food, usually prefering to eat as fresh a food as possible. Also, the price is just too high for the convenience which I can get from cooking regular food. However, I thought I would try this product.
Preparation was easy; just add boiled water to the pouch, mix, then let sit for a few minutes. You can't get much simpler than that without eating it raw. The taste was good, all things considered, with real tomatoe flavour, which did not linger on my palate. For me it was fairly filling and you can combine it with other foods from your pack if you have a big appetite.
On the downside, though was the sodium content. REI in the US showed 850 mg per serving, MEC in Canada a whopping 1990 mg per serving and on the label itself 760 mg, either of these levels are unhealthy and well over my normal daily limit. Things like sodium and nitrates are usually added to foods as a preservative, but since this is already freeze dried, I don't see the need.
So, in spite of the ease in preperation, I will not be purchasing this item again. I will stick with foods that are healthier, even if they weigh slightly more.
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The Pro-Pak packaging is a compact vacuum pouch that requires less space in your backpack and won't expand at high elevations.
A hearty 16 oz. portion of spaghetti with a savory meat sauce. Add boiling water to the pouch and it's ready in less time than it takes to cook pasta.
Mountain House Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Pro-Pak gives you an instant Italian entree with red sauce, spaghetti noodles and beef. Compact vacuum pouch leaves more room in your pack and won't expand at high elevations. Just mix contents with boiling water in the pouch provided, let stand for a few minutes, and then serve; resealable foil pouch helps retain warmth. An easy and filling, carbohydrate-loaded meal for camping and backpacking. Nutrition facts displayed here and on packaging may differ; information on packaging reflects actual contents. *Discount will be applied when you check out; offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9.
Ahh, the pleasure of a fine Italian diner after a week on the trail. Well, maybe not the wine but at least the great food. Mountain House's Freeze Dried Spaghetti with Meat Sauce meal for one is light, easy to make, and best of all, tastes great. It comes in a foil package that stands up on its own for easy eatin' and cookin'.