Backpacker’s Pantry – Baco Cheddar Mashed Potatos
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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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!
- The thick pouch material kept the food quite hot.
- Total prep time is about 15 minutes.
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 : (
- Filling and heavy for the portion size.
- No taste of bacon or cheese.
- Needs spices.
At Outdoor Food Lab, we list our weight ratings as such:
- 150+ calories/ounce: / Ultralight Hiking Food
- 131-149 calories/ounce:
- 111-130 calories/ounce:
- 90-110 calories/ounce:
- Less than 90 calories/ounce: