Rating: 8.6 / 10
Value for Money 1.4 / 2.5
Taste 2.4 / 2.5
Convenience 2.3 / 2.5
Weight 2.5 / 2.5
Tuna Salsa is a new freeze dried offering from Campers Pantry. Over the past year Campers Pantry have introduced a new range of meals onto the market for outdoor enthusiasts. And getting to the end first, this one is great!
I usually get to taste-test the fish-based meals because Tim isn’t a fan but more so because I actually enjoy them and find they’re a great source of much needed trail protein. I’m not sure what it is with tuna for lunch but you can go to almost any Aussie workplace and open up the drawer or locker of the mostly female workers, and find a tin or two of tuna. I’m the same except I’ll usually carry mine with me.
Because tuna is such a lunch staple for me, I miss it when I’m hiking. But no more.
I got to try this new meal prior to release. The pack size is 100g and the preparation is simply the addition of cold water and a good stir. The tuna is plentiful and the salsa is subtle; tasty but not overwhelming. I definitely felt I got my tuna hit from this meal. The texture is great and you can definitely recognise what you’re eating – a very important aspect for me!
The meal comes in a bag that is well designed so you can eat out of the bag and leave the bowl at home. Alternatively you can prepare this dish in a seperate container and use as little or as much as you like, saving the rest for later.
Unlike other freeze dried brand meals, 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 zip lock the bag when I’m done to minimise the mess in your rubbish bag.
My only problem – it is a ‘serves 2’ size so eating the entire pack is definitely way too much for one person for a single meal unless you are really hungry. I’m going to have to find a new hiking buddy to share this one with!
You can purchase the Campers Pantry Tuna Salsa from from Campers Pantry
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Campers Pantry Tuna Salsa in thepack
Meal bag with the base folded out allowing the bag to remain upright while rehydrating
Campers Pantry Tuna Salsa unrehydrated
Campers Pantry Tuna Salsa rehydrated and ready to eat
This review was done with product provided by Campers Pantry