• Dry Weight 55 Grams
  • Calories/Serve 407 Calories
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  • Cost $9.95

Campers Pantry Creamed Rice Pudding with Apple

Single serve

Rating

Rating:                          8.5 / 10

Value for Money              1.4/ 2.5

Taste                              2.3 / 2.5

Convenience                   2.3 / 2.5

Weight                            2.5 / 2.5

Campers Pantry Creamed Rice Pudding with Apple Review

Over the past year Campers Pantry have introduced a new range of meals onto the market for outdoor enthusiasts and included as part of this is three desserts to add the the limited range currently available. When I hike I won’t eat desserts every night, particularly during summer, but as the colder weather sets in they become part of my regular meal rotation as I look to boost the amount of calories I eat and to warm me up at the end of the day. These desserts are progressively becoming more commonly available and can also be ordered both online, in store and through the supplier.

Apart from being different to what is already on offer in Australia from Back Country Cuisine these desserts are single serve which is great if you don’t want to overeat.

The Campers Pantry Creamed Rice Pudding with Apple is my favourite out of the three from this company. The texture is smooth and goes down very easily as you would expect with something that is called ‘creamed’, and taste is excellent having just enough hint of apple to offset the rice pudding. I was left with a very contented feeling after eating this dessert and could have quite comfortable eaten seconds, and probably third helpings.

The only drawback from my perspective is as a single serve dessert the cost is more expensive than if you were buying a twin serve from Back Country Cuisine. Having said that if you aren’t in the sharing mood and don’t want a huge dessert then these meals are an excellent size for one person.

The packet recommends 20 minutes for rehydration but oI found like many of the main meals that 14 minutes is perfectly adequate.

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 Cuisine and Outdoor Gourmet meals, the Campers Pantry desserts 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.

I do love my desserts and greatly appreciate having a broader range to choose from to provide a bit of variety. I love this dessert and look forward to enjoying this offering on those longer hikes where desserts play an important role.

We Like

  • A range of single serve desserts that provides different options to those already on the market
  • Minimal preparation time.  All you are doing is rehydrating these meals so once you add boiling water there’s only a 20 minute wait. I found that 14 minutes worked well with this dessert
  • 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 single serve desserts are more expensive/serve that the twin serve Back Country Cuisine Desserts

Best Uses

  • An easy to prepare dessert that provide that warm contented feeling

Buy One

You can purchase the Campers Pantry Creamed Rice Pudding with Apple dessert from Wild Earth or from Campers Pantry

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Investment

$9.95 AUD

Campers Pantry Creamed Rice Pudding with Apple dessert as purchased

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

Campers Pantry Creamed Rice Pudding with Apple dessert unrehydrated

Campers Pantry Creamed Rice Pudding with Apple dessert rehydrated and ready to eat

Disclaimer

This review was done with product provided by Campers Pantry

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