|Rating:||8.9 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.8 / 2.5|
|Taste||2.3 / 2.5|
|Convenience||2.4 / 2.5|
|Weight||2.4 / 2.5|
Recently we tried the Radix Nutrition Keto Indian Curry and became fans so we were keen to taste the non Keto version to see how it compared.
While the Radix Nutrition Indian Curry is also plant based there are some differences. Firstly if I had to choose purely on taste alone I would opt for this version over the Keto option. While both are pretty good, I think the non-Keto option has the edge. Having said that there are other considerations in which way you go. There is definitely a difference in the composition of the two meals between the fat, protein and carbohydrate mix and if you are into the Keto diet then this that’s an important consideration. In addition, the Keto option also has a bit more bite in terms of spiciness which was why I was a big fan. Having said that, both options are fairly safe as far as spiciness goes but if you do like spice then the Keto version wins out.
As with other meals in the Radix Nutrition range, the packaging is very attractive and grabs your attention which is half the battle in this ever growing segment of the market. The packaging size across the range is also very small and while you could be fooled into thinking there isn’t much food in the bag, its comparable in terms of calories but often lighter weight-wise when compared to other brands. The other plus with this compact packing is that it takes up less space in your pack.
As big an eater as I am, the 609 calorie sizing in this case is a decent sized meal for a solo hiker but is probably just a bit too small for two people. Funnily enough I felt that the Keto version could have been considered a two person meal!
This option is also lighter as far as sodium levels go. In all honesty, I didn’t find this an issue one way or another but that’s going to depend on how salty you like your food.
The texture is good and there is some crunch from what I thought were almonds but was surprised to discover that this meal doesn’t contain any! Having said that because this meal is made in a factory where other meals contain nuts there is an allergy warning on the label.
The package suggests using 250 mls of boiling water, but I find this recommendation to be a bit on the watery side so in this case I added 215 mls and the texture worked out perfectly. If you do want your meals a bit thinner then you can always add more water.
The rehydration recommendation is 5 minutes and I suggest letting this run for around 7-8 minutes.
One thing the Radix packaging doesn’t have that other outdoor companies offer, is a base that opens out. The interior of the Radix packaging doesn’t have any narrow corners to trap food and these packs are quite stable so not having a base that opens out is no big issue. I would suggest placing the pack down on a stable surface.
The packaging contains all the relevant nutritional and ingredient information you need. The ingredients, apart from protein isolate, are very recognisable with Radix mainly using real ingredients.
Price-wise this meal sells at AUD $13.90 RRP and is comparable to other brands of the same size, even more so when you look at the quality of what you get and all in a tiny package. Freeze dried meals as a generalisation aren’t cheap but the time you save doing your own meals at home as well as on-trail preparation, is well worth the cost.
I was very happy with this meal which is reflected in the score on this review. This is a great vegetarian option and one I will include in my on-trail meal rotation as a stand alone meal on solo hikes or as a shared meal when there are two of us going bush.
This is a plant based meal
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Radix produces a wide range of meals delivering a range of calories. The Radix Nutrition Indian Curry also comes in a Keto option
AUD $14.90 RRP
Radix Indian Curry as purchased from the store
Tear points on the bag. Open-rehydrate-serve-eat, or tear down the bag and eat from the ‘bowl’
Radix Indian Curry – ingredients and nutritional information
Radix Indian Curry – dry in the bag
Radix Indian Curry rehydrated
This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker