|Rating:||8.6 / 10|
|Value for Money||2.0 / 2.5|
|Taste||2.0 / 2.5|
|Convenience||2.2 / 2.5|
|Weight||2.4 / 2.5|
The Campers Pantry Chicken Cacciatore is the last in the line of the currently available Expedition Range of meals. Gill and I came away with different views of this meal which doesn’t happen that often.
Before we look at the taste test what’s so special about the Expedition Range? First up, the packaging is lighter and more compact than other meals. Preparing this meal is a bit more fiddly than traditional freeze dried meals due to the vacuum sealing process. Once you tear the top of this bag off, the preparation process while quite easy, is a bit more fiddly requiring you to take out the internal paper bag containing the food, flatten out the outer meal pouch to create a standing bowl, place the freeze dried food back into the pouch, and add 300 ml of boiling water before letting stand for a total of 15 minutes. At the five minute mark you need to stir the meal. In practice, the additional step of taking the internal bag out and adding it to the outer packaging only takes a matter of a seconds, so no big time impost.
Price wise this single serve meal is AUD$15.95 RRP at the time of review. For a single serve meal this is on the higher end of the scale but given the compact packaging, quality of the meal, and longevity in storage, this meal is great value. Size wise this meal is 90 grams dry which is marginally smaller than some of the other options in the range but once it’s rehydrated it’s very filling.
Campers Pantry meals have a good level of protein content which is so important particularly over the longer trips. This meal has 30 grams of protein per single serve meal. The calorie count for a single serve is also good coming in at 445 calories meaning you can minimise the weight you carry to get the appropriate food intake.
So how did the taste test go?
While I found the Chicken Cacciatore to have good taste and texture, it was on the blander scale for me. I’m happy to eat this one but given the choice of the Campers Pantry Cauliflower and Pea Dahl or the Chicken Pilaf, I’ll opt for those first.
Gill liked this one as much as the others but preferred the texture of the Chicken Cacciatore best. You can tell there’s plenty of chicken and it seems less stodgy to other freeze dried options on the market.
You can purchase the Campers Pantry Chicken Cacciatore from Campers Pantry
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PLEASE NOTE: As a special offer Campers Pantry is offering a 15% discount on meal purchases (information correct as at 29 July 2023). This discount will be applied at the checkout when you make your purchase via the above link
The following Campers Pantry Expedition Range meals also include:
AUD $15.95 RRP
Campers Pantry Chicken Cacciatore as purchased
iPhone 14 Pro on Campers Pantry Expedition Range for size comparison
Campers Pantry Chicken Cacciatore nutrition list
Campers Pantry Chicken Cacciatore ingredient list
Campers Pantry Expedition Range packaging opened up
Campers Pantry Chicken Cacciatore before rehydrating
Campers Pantry Expedition Range packaging with meal rehydrating
Campers Pantry Chicken Cacciatore ready to eat
Campers Pantry Chicken Cacciatore artistically displayed
This review was done with product provided by Campers Pantry