Food and Drink

The best food and drink, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on August 21, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Food/Drink Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
AlpineAire Foods Chicken Tropicana

A tasty, dehydrated offering that succeeds where most others fail. I was very surprised when I saw that some of the AlpineAire offerings received low scores. My first experience with their food was perfect. For the most part, when I use dehydrated meals, the recommended water amount either turns it to soup or leaves it extremely al dente. That was not the case here.  I tried the Chicken Tropicana and it was great. The water was completely absorbed and the food itself was well hydrated and recognizable,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet

This 4-ounce container (like many of the Mountain House entrees) when easily rehydrated, is large enough for two...provided you have a side of toast/tortilla/bagel and coffee. Delicious and nutritious. Somewhat expensive, but if you get on the Mountain House website/mailing list, you can get yearly specials, which can cut costs. Fast, easy camp meal for two. Mountain House has a complete line of affordable breakfast, lunch, or dinner entrees....even deserts! Recommend utilizing their website as… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier

The Liquid IV electrolyte mix offers a variety of flavors, but none of them are overly sweet. I ordered the product directly from the company. The product was delivered quickly and ahead of schedule. I ordered the variety pack which included three flavors—Lemon Lime, Acai Berry and Passion Fruit. There were eight packets of each flavor. It is recommended that each packet be added to 16 ounces. or 0.5 liter of water. At first I found it a little difficult to open the packets cleanly. I then realized… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Trailtopia Jambalaya

Trailtopia Jambalaya has a good taste but a strange aftertaste. Eating the two-serving package for dinner around 7 p.m. filled me up enough that I wasn’t hungrier than usual 12 hours later when it was time for breakfast. I brought two Trailtopia meal entrées on an overnight campout at the summit of Coburn Mountain, Maine, last weekend, and had the Jambalaya for dinner. Before I get into the meal itself, what I really liked was the packaging—the top is on a long side so you don’t have to stick… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Hotshot Sports Shot

Relieves muscle cramps fast! I had returned from several days of backpacking in the Trinity Alps. The last day was long and hot, and I'd probably not drunk as much water as I should have. But the beer was cold, and it was sooo nice to sleep in a real bed. And at 3 a.m., the cramping started. It began in my right calf, and as I tried stretching/rubbing it out without waking up my wife (sorry, honey!), the left calf started to kick in too. As they both got tighter and more painful, I remembered the… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mountain House Beef Stew

I decided to use bread, Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, and Mountain House Beef Stew to create a dish I called Brotato Stew. For a trip I was provided one package of Mountain House Beef Stew to review. The challenge was to create a dish using the beef stew as an ingredient. With one package of beef stew, a package of Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, and some Ciabatta bread I create Brotato Stew. Bread + Potato + Beef Stew. I divided up the meal amongst six people and ate the meal as an appetizer. It ended up tasting… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Provisions Organic Green Lentil Soup

Excellent balance of flavors and a delightful texture. I really enjoy this soup; it's probably my favorite on the trail. It has bulgur wheat along with the lentils, which gives it a great texture. The flavor is quite good, although I add just a touch of garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper to punch it up. At about 100 calories per ounce, it's good for packing and thoroughly satisfying. There is no issue with reconstitution—everything cooks up perfectly with about five minutes of hard… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Packit Gourmet Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings

Good flavor, but terrible aftertaste. I purchased a large variety of different meals from several manufacturers to find what we would like to bring on several upcoming bikepacking excursions. This was the worst so far. The initial flavor is good, but there is a strong chemical aftertaste. We separated the meat and found it to be the culprit. My wife purchased freeze-dried chicken breast from another company and it had the same chemical taste. Almost like it was marinated in paint thinner before… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Stew

Vile, horrid and unfit for consumption. There's nothing redeemable to say about this, even though it was "free" as part of a sample pack...couldn't even return it for credit. I added bacon bits to try and taste something—the white beans or kale even absorbed that flavor. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef Meat Entrée
$6 - $36
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain House Biscuits and Gravy Snack/Side
$7 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
OvaEasy Whole Egg Crystals Breakfast
$5 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain House Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole Meat Entrée
$9 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix Drink
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles Meat Entrée
$6 - $37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Good To-Go Thai Curry Vegetarian Entrée
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce Meat Entrée
$8 - $42
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili Vegetarian Entrée
$8 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain House Noodles & Chicken Meat Entrée
$8 - $36
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Harmony House Backpacking Kit Vegetarian Entrée
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Provisions Organic Green Lentil Soup Soup
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Nuun Active Hydration Tablets Drink
$24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Mountain House Granola with Milk and Blueberries Breakfast
$4 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Mountain House Sweet & Sour Pork with Rice Meat Entrée
$9 - $43
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Backpacker's Pantry Louisiana Red Beans & Rice Vegetarian Entrée
$4 - $6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto Vegetarian Entrée
$7 - $12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews Gel/Chew
$1 - $28
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain House Pasta Primavera Vegetarian Entrée
$6 - $8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix Drink
$1 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Breakfast
$8 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem Drink
$3 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Hammer Gel Gel/Chew
$1
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Granola Breakfast
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Hot Apple Cobbler Dessert
$3 - $4
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Chicken Tropicana Meat Entrée
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Just Tomatoes, Etc.! Just Veggies Snack/Side
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain House Raspberry Crumble Dessert
$6 - $37
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Pad Thai Entrée
$7 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kate's Tiki Bar Bar
$3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain House Chicken and Dumplings Meat Entrée
$6 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain House Just In Case 5-Day Kit Meat Entrée
$115
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken Meat Entrée
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Snack/Side
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Honey Stinger Energy Bar Bar
$1 - $27
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Race Caps Supreme Gel/Chew
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Risotto with Chicken Meat Entrée
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain House Chicken a la King with Noodles Meat Entrée
$46
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Recoverite Drink Mix Drink
$4 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki with Rice Meat Entrée
$7 - $44
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Clif Shot Gel/Chew
$1 - $27
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain House Rice & Chicken Meat Entrée
$7 - $27
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Vegetarian Entrée
$8 - $9
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Honey Stinger Organic Waffle Bar
$1 - $22
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Mountain House Beef Stew Meat Entrée
$8 - $45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The New Primal Spicy 100% Grass-Fed Beef Jerky Snack/Side
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bar Bar
$3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Tailwind Rebuild Drink
$3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Indian Vegetable Korma Vegetarian Entrée
$8 - $12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GU Electrolyte Brew Tablets Drink
$4
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