|Rating:||8.9 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.9 / 2.5|
|Taste||2.3 / 2.5|
|Convenience||2.3 / 2.5|
|Weight||2.4 / 2.5|
This was my second test of Radix Nutrition meals and the first of the meat options. My previous selection, the plant based Radix Nutrition Turkish Falafel was a real winner.
Radix as a company that provides high quality meals for a range of athletes and adventurers. Rather than just duplicating products already available, their point of difference is to provide unique and high quality meals that stand out for a number of reasons.
The Radix Nutrition Original Grass Fed Lamb, Mint & Rosemary is available in three seperate sizes of 400, 600 and 800 calories although stores will often cherry pick particular sizes to suit their own range. In this case, the meal I tried wasn’t the 600 (610) calorie size which is sold as a ‘single’ meal. For many hikers the calorie count isn’t really an issue worth mentioning however if you are into long distance hiking you look for every opportunity to consume the most calories in the smallest physical size that you can.
So how did we find this meal? As is common with the rest of the Radix range, the packaging is very attractive and grabs your attention in store 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 weight-wise when compared to other manufacturers. As big an eater as I am, the quantity is on the larger size for my liking. 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 recommendation for rehydrating was to add 250ml of boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes to rehydrate. Both the quantity of water and timing are spot on. Taste wise this meal was a really enjoyable meal, not to spicy but also not to bland. The level of taste and spices is unlikely to upset anyone. The other thing that I liked about this meal was the texture created by the almond slivers which gives the food a bit of crunch.
Price-wise this meal sells at AUD $13.90 RRP and is very competitive, even more so when you look at the quality of what you get for this ample sized meal that is loaded with calories, all in a tiny little package.
So what’s the final verdict? The taste matches the description on the label and is more-some. Its nutritionally balanced with loads of calories in a compact package. I will definitely enjoy adding this to my on-trail meals.
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Radix produces a wide range of meals providing with a range calories. The Radix Nutrition Original Lamb, Mint & Rosemary comes in 400, 600 and 800 calorie sizings
AUD $13.90 RRP
Radix Nutrition Original Grass Fed Lamb, Mint & Rosemary in the packet
Tear points on the bag. Either open-rehydrate-eat, or tear down the bag and eat from the ‘bowl’
Radix Nutrition Original Grass Fed Lamb, Mint & Rosemary – the facts for the 600 calorie size
Radix Nutrition Original Lamb, Mint & Rosemary nutrient list
Radix Nutrition Original Grass Fed Lamb, Mint & Rosemary in open bag
Radix Nutrition Original Grass Fed Lamb, Mint & Rosemary rehydrated and ready to eat
Radix Nutrition Original Lamb, Mint & Rosemary with the bag cut down to eat. The bags are small but what’s inside is very filling
This review was done with product provided for test by Radix Nutrition