The Top 10 New Foods
OUR BACKCOUNTRY GOURMANDS SAMPLED THE LATEST GRUB TO FIND
THE MOST DELICIOUS MEALS.
By Buck Tilton
Some things never seem to change. Like the way a long day on the
trail can empty your belly. Or the way lots of freeze-dried fare,
however lightweight and easy to prepare, comes up a mile short in
the taste department. But here's mouth-watering news: Backpackers
suddenly have tons of tempting choices to savor. Knowing how to
pick the winners from the losers is the trick. Fortunately, our
crew of camp food connoisseurs has done all the taste testing for
you. Here are the consensus favorites — all of them new, all
of them delicious.
Ever notice how tough it is to dig food out of the corners of
those tall, eat-in-the-bag pouches? Try this: After rehydrating
the meal, cut off the top 2 or 3 inches of the pouch.
Organic Bac'un & Egg Scrambler
2 oz., 2 serv., 130 cal. per serv., $4.80
Unbeatable real egg taste and texture, yummy cheese, and surprisingly
flavorful soy "bacon" bits. Like all of Mary Jane's products,
this one is certified organic. The catch? Preparation could
be simpler — a skillet is required, and oil is recommended
(provide your own).