• Dry Weight 100 Grams
  • Calories/Serve 174 Calories
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  • Cost $15.95

Campers Pantry Cauliflower Pea Dahl

Single serve

Rating

Rating:                          8.8 / 10

Value for Money              1.9 / 2.5

Taste                              2.1 / 2.5

Convenience                   2.3 / 2.5

Weight                            2.5 / 2.5

Campers Pantry Cauliflower Pea Dahl Review

The Campers Pantry Cauliflower and Pea Dahl is one of the newer releases for this company and has automatically become one of my top choices which is saying something for a vegetarian meal as I like my meat.

I’m also a spice lover and while this meal offering wont cause your head to sweat it has just enough kick to create a great taste. For those of you adverse to spice of any type you may want to give it a try at home before you commit to taking it on an overnight trip.

There is a good mix of vegetables in this Dahl and the texture is creamy. It just tastes so dam good.  Campers Pantry have recently reprinted all their meal bags and have used photos from Iconic trails from around Australia including the Overland Track as is the case with this meal which helps to reinforce that this is an Australian made meal rather than imported from New Zealand.

The Campers Pantry bag recommends adding 300 grams of boiling water to rehydrate this meal and this amount was spot on so I would suggest sticking with this amount. Having said that you always vary this to suit your own tastes. Campers Pantry also recommend allowing 10 minutes for rehydration with an occasional stir and this time worked out well.

The normal price for these meals sits around the $15.95 mark for a single serve pack which if you compare this to other single offerings on the market is expensive. However these meals are larger is size than most and will suit those of us with large appetites that don’t want to go to a twin serve option so thy work out to be very good value for money.

The meal comes in a bag that is well designed and the bottom opens out to provide a flat base if you want to leave the bowl at home. Unlike Back County and Outdoor Gourmet, the Campers Pantry meals don’t have a tear point to make the food easier to access. This doesn’t bother me as I prefer to use a long handled spoon and leave the bag intact otherwise you can end up a big mess in your rubbish bag.

So what is the final verdict? This has now become one of my equal top choices from Campers Pantry along with their Spaghetti Bolognese so I definite will be adding this to my overnight trips on a regular basis.

We Like

  • I love, love love the taste of this meal
  • A range of unique meals from which to choose that sits in between (size wise) the single and twin offering currently on the market. This is a great size for most hikers that will leave you feeling full
  • Minimal preparation time.  All you are doing is rehydrating these meals so once you add boiling water there’s only a 10 minute wait
  • If you eat from the bag there is only your eating implement to clean up. In fact you may not even need to carry a bowl at all thereby limiting the weight you carry
  • Freeze dried. This takes much of the weight out of the meals and helps to limit the impact on your body
  • Two year warranty which means you can buy these when you see them discounted thereby reducing the price. You also know the meals will always be edible

We Don't Like

  • The main negative of any commercially preprepared dehydrated/freeze dried meal is the cost.  These meals are more expensive than other brands, but not by much, and are great value for money for what they deliver in terms of taste, nutrition and calories versus weight

Best Uses

  • An easy to prepare meal whether it be on a short or long trip for camping and hiking
  • While the spiciness is not strong for those of you that don’t like spicy food give it a try before you go out for a trip

Buy One

You can purchase the Campers Pantry Cauliflower and Pea Dahl meal from Wild Earth or from Campers Pantry

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Other Versions

Apricot Chicken

Beef & Black Bean Sauce

Beef Teriyaki

Lamb Casserole

Mango Curry Chicken

Moroccan Pork

Tuna Mornay

Spagetti Bolognese

Vegetarian Pasta

Investment

$15.95 AUD

Campers Pantry Cauliflower and Pea Dahl meal as purchased

Meal bag with the base folded out allowing the bag to remain upright while rehydrating

Campers Pantry Cauliflower and Pea Dahl meal unrehydrated

Campers Pantry Cauliflower and Pea Dahl meal rehydrated and ready to eat

Disclaimer

This review was done with product provided by Campers Pantry

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