• Dry Weight 83 Grams
  • Servings per packet 1
  • Calories per Serve 407 Calories
  • Cost $12.90

Radix Nutrition Mexican Chilli



Rating: 8.2 / 10
Value for Money 1.9 / 2.5
Taste 1.6 / 2.5
Convenience 2.3 / 2.5
Weight 2.4 / 2.5

Radix Nutrition Mexican Chilli Review

I recently had the opportunity to test out the plant based Mexican Chilli Meal from Radix Nutrition and for me this experience was a bit mixed compared to previous Radix meal offerings.

First let’s look at the positives. As is common with the rest of the Radix range, the packaging is very attractive and grabs your attention which is half the battle with this ever growing segment of the market. The packaging 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 if not lighter weight-wise when compared to other brands. As big an eater as I am, the meal size I tried which was the 400 calories sizing (this meal offering is also available in 600 and 800 calorie sizes), was a great single serve size and did fill me up. In all honesty when travelling as a solo hiker I think this size will suit me well for what typically ends up being my dinner. The other plus with this compact packing is that it takes up less space in your pack.

One thing that the Radix packaging doesn’t do that other outdoor companies offer, is that the base doesn’t open out. Having said that the interior of the Radix packaging doesn’t have any narrow corners to trap food – the packs are stable as they are. The packaging also contains all the relevant nutritional and ingredient information you need and the ingredients are very recognisable with Radix using real ingredients. Be warned that if you have a nut allergy, this meal isn’t for you as it contains almonds. the almonds themselves provides a bit of crunch and taste and as a nut lover I appreciate both.

The recommendation for rehydrating this meal was 175 ml of boiling water and let sit for five minutes to rehydrate. I found the water quantity a bit on the watery side so its best to go for less water initially and add extra as required. The wateryness wasn’t excessive but I have a particular preference as far as texture goes and that’s just me.

Taste wise this meal was enjoyable but I must admit I prefer meat based chilli options and as Radix does produce both plant based and meat based versions of this meal, that’s likely to be the way I go.

Price-wise this meal sells at AUD $12.90 RRP and is comparable to 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 little package.

So what’s the final verdict? For me this isn’t going to make its way into my hiking rotation preferring the meat based options but if you are a vegetarian you may appreciate this option.

The Facts

  • 407 calories
  • 14 grams protein
  • 19 grams fat
  • 40 grams carbohydrates
  • 12 grams fibre

We Like

  • A plant based tasty meal with recognisable ingredients
  • Freeze dried. This takes much of the weight out of the meal and helps to limit the weight in your pack
  • Available in a range of calorie sizes to suit your needs
  • Very compact providing the calories in a very small package helping to reduce your pack bulk
  • The hydrating instructions are a little high with 175 ml recommended water
  • This sizing is a good-sized single served

We Don't Like

  • The main negative of any commercially preprepared dehydrated or freeze dried food is the cost. It really comes down to whether you have the time to make your own and if you can achieve the same flavour
  • Unlike other hiking meals, the bottom of the packet doesn’t open to a broader base

Best Uses

  • Great option for a quick, filling and easy lunch or dinner

Buy One

You can purchase the Radix Nutrition Mexican Chilli Meal from Wildfire Sports (in the larger and smaller sizes)

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Other Versions

Radix produces a wide range of meals providing a range calories. The Radix Nutrition Mexican Chilli Meal comes in 400, 600 and 800 calorie sizings


AUD $12.90 RRP

Radix Nutrition Mexican Chilli Meal in the packet

Tear points on the bag. Open-rehydrate-serve-eat, or tear down the bag and eat from the ‘bowl’


This review was done with product provided for test by Radix Nutrition

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