|Rating:||7.8 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.4 / 2.5|
|Taste||1.6 / 2.5|
|Convenience||2.3 / 2.5|
|Weight||2.5 / 2.5|
This was the first soup that I have tried from Back Country Cuisine being more familiar with the more traditional solid meal offerings and desserts that they produce. Now I must admit upfront that this was a product that I had preconceptions on as I’m not a fan of mushroom soup of any type.
Taste wise the product is as advertised and while I love potato soup I don’t like Mushroom soup and this was no exception. In addition it was a bit heavy handed on the salt side but as I don’t add salt to my food I’m a bit more sensitive to salt in food than most people. The big bonus for me is that many dehydrated/freeze dried soups will often have flavour enhancers which give me a hangover but in this case it didn’t.
Preparation wise this soup is about a s easy as it gets; just boiling water. The packet recommends waiting around 10 minutes but I found that this wasn’t quite enough and left it for around 14 minutes to ensure all the solid vegetables were nice and rehydrated. Most freeze dried meals are designed to be torn down to eat but in this case being a liquid meal this is not an option and in all honesty I don’t think that you would want to as you are highly likely to run the risk of spillage if you tried. Ideally you need to eat this soup out of a bowl or mug as trying to spoon it out of the bag is a bit more difficult.
Price wise at just on $910/single serve this is not a cheap soup particularly when you compare it to supermarket choices. But in all fairness many of those are loaded with MSG and aren’t really big enough as a stand alone meals whereas this product is. As is the case with freeze dried products they are very light in weight and typically have a very long shelf life and this product was no different.
All up if you are a soup fan and like mushroom soup in particular you are likely to enjoy it but in my case that’s not me preferring a more solid meal on my hikes if I am eating hot food as well as preferring sweet hot drinks rather than savoury options such as soup.
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Back Country Cuisine Creamy Mushroom and Potato Soup as purchased
Back Country Cuisine Creamy Mushroom and Potato Soup ingredient list
Back Country Cuisine Creamy Mushroom and Potato Soup with the base folded out
Back Country Cuisine Creamy Mushroom and Potato Soup before rehydration
Back Country Cuisine Creamy Mushroom and Potato Soup rehydrated and ready to eat
This review was done with product provided for test by the Australian distributor of Back Country Cuisine