• Dry weight 100g
  • Servings per packet 2
  • Calories per serve 190 calories
  • Protein per serve 29.6g per 200g
  • Cost $15.95

Campers Pantry Tuna Spread

Twin serve


Rating: 9 / 10
Value for Money  2.0 / 2.5
Taste 2.3 / 2.5
Convenience   2.2 / 2.5
Weight   2.5 / 2.5

Campers Pantry Tuna Spread Review

Time for another Campers Pantry tuna taste test! This time I had the pleasure of trying the Tuna Spread. The range from Campers Pantry continues to grow and is now a staple for outdoor enthusiasts. And this one really is great providing the potential to spread (no pun intended) the meal across several dining opportunities if you find yourself on the trail without a tuna liking hiking buddy.

So what is so great about this one? The taste clearly but if you combine this spread with flat bread or wraps, you can stretch the two meal option over three generous meals or possibly four generous snacks. That makes the Campers Pantry Tuna Spread very economical and very versatile.

The Campers Pantry Tuna Spread also solves the weight issues, and provides a big hit of protein. The pack size is 100g and the preparation is simply the addition of cold or hot water and a good stir which makes it a terrific lunch or dinner option.

I chose to add hot water because I figured that would really accentuate the aroma – and I was pleasantly surprised. And the result? Well I remember years ago watching one of those celebrity cook TV shows and hearing the comment that fresh fish doesn’t smell. Well the Tuna Spread is the ‘least smelly’ freeze dried tuna meal I have encountered. It is full of flavour and quite more-some!

Campers Pantry suggest you use 300mls of water and this amount worked well. Having said that some people like their tuna on the drier side so if that’s you, I would try 250mls first, wait a bit and then add a bit more. This way you’ll get just the right amount of moisture for you and your hiking buddy.

If you’re planning to spread the spread (!) over several meals, I suggest that, before you leave home, you open the packaging and divide the contents evenly into the number of eating opportunities you’re after. And don’t forget to make a note of how much water you need to add to each.

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. Given this is a double serve, that works well if your hiking buddy, like mine, is not keen on tuna.

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.

I enjoyed eating the Tuna Spread and plan to include it as an easy ‘add on’ for those times when you want a bit extra but not a full meal. This is a great option for all us tuna lovers!

We Like

  • Great for all taste buds
  • Packs the tuna punch without any smelly-ness
  • Great source of much needed protein on the trail
  • Minimal preparation time.  All you are doing is rehydrating this meal so you just add hot or cold water, stir and wait a few minutes
  • Prepare in a seperate container and use as much or as little as you like
  • 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 but if you eat this one with flat bread or wraps, you can spread the pack over several meals

Best Uses

  • Great for lunch or dinner

Buy One

You can purchase the Campers Pantry Tuna Spread from  Campers Pantry

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Campers Pantry Tuna Spread in the pack

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

Campers Pantry Tuna Spread unrehydrated

Campers Pantry Tuna Spread rehydrated and ready to eat

Campers Pantry Tuna Spread on rice crackers


This review was done with product provided by Campers Pantry

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