Backpacker’s Pantry – Baco Cheddar Mashed Potatos

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As we rode into the sparse shade of some juniper trees, we realized out stomachs were as empty as our gas tanks. Time to fuel up! We wanted something heavy and filling to keep us going strong for the rest of the day.

Backpacker’s Pantry Baco Cheddar Mashed Potatoes was pretty standard fair for instant mash, but we were still a little disappointed in the lack of seasoning and taste in general.

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Backpacker's Pantry - Baco Cheddar Mashed Potatos
  • Overall Review
2.3
Backpacker’s Pantry – Baco Cheddar Mashed Potatos
Backpacker’s Pantry – Baco Cheddar Mashed Potatos

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Specification: Backpacker’s Pantry – Baco Cheddar Mashed Potatos

Calories per Ounce

98

Calories per Package

420

Carbs per Package

60g

Fat per Package

14g

Protein per Package

16g

Sodium per Package

1380mg

Sugar per Package

6g

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

No

Gluten Free

Yes

Food Allergens

Dairy, Soy

Pack Weight (oz)

4.3 oz

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Shelf Life

10 Years

Preparation

Preparation

After removing the oxygen absorber and giving the dry ingredients a good mixing, set 1 ¼ -1 ½ cups of water to boil and carefully add it to the pouch.  Stir well and wait 5-10 minutes. That’s it!

PROS:
  • The thick pouch material kept the food quite hot.
  • Total prep time is about 15 minutes.

CONS:

Taste

Taste

Our initial thoughts on Backpacker’s Pantry Baco Cheddar Mashed Potatoes was… bland. It needs spices. Salt, pepper, garlic, anything really. The vegetarian soy bacon and cheddar cheese might as well have been nonexistent, as we could see bits of both, but could taste neither one. While this meal was lacking, it was pretty standard for instant mash potatoes. Our reviewer, Matt Atencio, rated it a sad face : (

PROS:
  • Filling and heavy for the portion size.

CONS:
  • No taste of bacon or cheese.
  • Needs spices.

Weight

Weight

At Outdoor Food Lab, we list our weight ratings as such:

  • 150+ calories/ounce: 5 out of 5 stars / Ultralight Hiking Food
  • 131-149 calories/ounce: 4 out of 5 stars
  • 111-130 calories/ounce: 3 out of 5 stars
  • 90-110 calories/ounce: 2 out of 5 stars
  • Less than 90 calories/ounce: 1 out of 5 stars

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