Current Retail: $12.95-$12.99
Historic Range: $9.99-$12.99
Reviewers Paid: $12.95
40 g per pouch
|Calories per Pouch||
Made and packaged in the USA
- Not a "freeze dried" taste
- Nice selection
- A bit heavier than the competition
This brand was new to me so I tried an entree on a recent backpack. I have used a competitor for decades (Mountain House). Similar preparation...just add water, stir, wait ten minutes, and eat out of the pouch.
I loved the taste and texture of the Peak Refuel Sweet Pork & Rice. It's definitely sweet, but also has some heat. I liked the balance. Each major ingredient was clearly distinguishable (chunks of tasty pork were a nice surprise), and not as much of a mush as MH can be.
PR items are only available in 2-person sizes, whereas some MH items are available also in a 1-person size, and a vacuum-packed ProPak version. PR packages are not vacuum-packed. Dimensions of the PR package sizes seem a bit larger but take up negligible more pack space, and may weigh slightly more than MH, but it is hard to compare apples to apples, so to speak since recipes differ. MH appears to have recently changed their packaging... not sure if their recipes have changed as well.
I am very intrigued and will try more Peak Refuel products. I will get the Sweet Pork & Rice again. Watch out, Mountain House!
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $12.95