Saturday, February 04, 2006

Utterly inedible

In yet more of my continued effort to eat down my supply of camping/backpacking/emergency food and replace it with fresh supplies, I grabbed a pouch of something called "AlpineAire Foods Spaghetti Marinara With Mushrooms", a freeze-dried entre' sold for backpackers.

Verdict: Utterly inedible.

It isn't spaghetti, for one thing. It's macaroni. It's not marinara for another thing. I don't know what it is, but I know marinara, and this isn't it. I managed to choke down two or three bites, then flushed it down the toilet.

You have been warned.

Now to run down to the taqueria down the street and get a burro... got to get this disgusting taste out of my mouth *somehow*!

-- Badtux the Nauseated Penguin


  1. ...camping/backpacking/emergency food...

    It's why I gave up camping and backpacking when I married a gourmet cook. If the Apocalypse comes, I wouldn't want to survive it if I had to go back to eating horrible food.

  2. Camping/backpacking food doesn't *have* to be bad. It's just that most of it is, for some reason that I cannot fathom.

    - Badtux the Waddling Penguin

  3. Don't you understand? Part of the charm of backpacking is living off the land, eating food like our ancestors did.

    That is, if our ancestors ate freeze dried sludge made up of equal parts plastic, glue, and synthetic flavoroid simulants.

  4. You just summarized why my stable foods while backpacking are pouch tuna, ramen noodles, instant rice, instant grits, and couscous. I.e. not a freeze-dried meal in the whole batch. The majority of freeze-dried crap I've tried has been crap. Hell, military MRE's taste better than most of the freeze-dried crap, though the fact that they weigh 1 1/2 pounds per ration means I'm sticking with the tuna and noodles for the most part.

    - Badtux the Supermarket-shopping Penguin


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