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Peak Refuel Chicken Coconut Curry

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Peak Refuel Chicken Coconut Curry meat entrée

An excellent curry. Just straight up good, filling, solid quality.


  • excellent flavor
  • big portions
  • moderate sodium
  • good rehydration


  • a little pricey

Another curry, this time from Peak Refuel (which is fast becoming my go-to freeze-dried favorite). 


Preparation, Nutrition and Satiety:

Followed the directions on the bag: 1 and 1/3 cups boiling water and a 10-minute rehydration (with an extra stir in the middle, just for giggles).
Rice and chicken and carrot chunks rehydrated fully, everything tender and flavorful.

I think it could possibly have used a couple more tablespoons of water just to make the sauce a wee bit saucier, but that's probably a personal preference. This was more a "dry" curry as opposed to the more common restaurant "wet" curries. But the quality was right up there with restaurant and homemade curries.

LOTS of protein—44g for the whole package—and moderate sodium—950mg or 41% rda. Lots of fat to fuel your next day's hike—44g overall with 30g (or 150% rda) of that being saturated vegetable fats from the coconut. But it all felt balanced and satisfying.


The Experience:
Delicious. This is a great, fully satisfying meal both to replenish after a big miles day of prepare for the next big miles day.  I was actually sad to share this one with my partner. I could happily have finished the whole thing solo. Good spice mix with decent heat that was nowhere near overwhelming. Distinct cocOnut flavor, again without being overwhelming. Everything rehydrated properly in the time projected. This was far and away the most successful meal of our three-day trip. It's not the cheapest meal out there, but it is so worth the $14.


Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14

About the Author

Joshua has been hiking, backpacking, and car-camping for more than four decades. He is based primarily in the Pacific Northwest, but has hiked throughout the US, with forays into Hawaii and New Zealand.

As the other reviewer stated, PEAK REFUEL, has become my favorite backpacking freeze-type meals for overall quality/ satisfaction in the field. Does need more water added than instructions say. I added 1/2 cup more water or would have been too dry/undercooked.


  • Excellent, rewarding, tasty filling meal


  • None, just add more water than recipe

All good and simple easy instructions. No matter which meal chosen, Peak One hits the right consistency with tasty outcomes.


Longtime backpacker/ bike tourister and used many different brands in the field with Peak One turning out a better product with a higher price tag.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $12 or $13

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Price MSRP: $13.99
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