Wise Company – Pasta Alfredo with Chicken
Even a short through hike of a scrub forest can really burn up the calories, making you crave a break and a meal. Wise Company Creamy Pasta with Chicken was at the top of my bag and the first food I grabbed.
Unfortunately, Wise Company fell short. The chewy chicken, shrunken peas, and too goopy sauce left a lot to be desired. The only lasting impression it gave me was the gas bubble in my gut.
Specification: Wise Company – Pasta Alfredo with Chicken
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Preparing the Creamy Pasta with Chicken is quite simple and straightforward. Simply add 2 cups of boiling water to the dry ingredients, stir, and wait 15 minutes.
- We recommend mixing the dry ingredients evenly beforehand. Powdered ingredients tend to gravitate to the bottom of the package and become difficult to mix once wet.
- Once the hot water is added, you need to thoroughly mix the ingredients again. We mixed ours for 2 minutes and still had some hard spots of clumped up ingredients.
- Roughly 20 minutes to fully prepare.
- Most of the preparation time is simply waiting for the ingredients to steep in the boiled water, which is added directly to the original package.
- No recommendation to mix dry ingredients thoroughly before filling the package with boiling water.
- Extremely thorough mixing needed before and after adding hot water.
While definitely edible, the Wise Company Creamy Pasta with Chicken had a gelatinous sauce that did not appear appetizing at all. The chicken was of substandard quality, and did not full rehydrate, which made them a bit chewy and grainy. Despite being of a school cafeteria caliber, the meal was decently seasoned and filled me up. Later on…. it left me bloated and gassy. Be sure to see our review on Backpacker’s Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo With Chicken, which scored substantially better in taste.
- Not fully rehydrated causing a chewy/grainy texture to the meat.
- Poor quality of ingredients.
- Processed taste.
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: