• Dry Weight 141 Grams
  • Servings/packet 1-2
  • Calories per Serve 800 Calories
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  • Cost $15.90

Radix Nutrition Turkish Falafel

Meal

Rating

Rating: 9 / 10
Value for Money 1.9 / 2.5
Taste 2.4 / 2.5
Convenience 2.3 / 2.5
Weight 2.4 / 2.5

Radix Nutrition Turkish Falafel Review

Over the past year I have been watching the Radix range of meals coming onto the outdoor market and recently I had the opportunity to commence the testing process starting with the Turkish Falafel as my introduction to this range.

Radix as a company provides high quality meals for a range of athletes and adventurers, and rather than just duplicating products already available from the ever expanding range of companies catering to the freeze dried meal market, they have taken the stance of providing unique and high quality meals that stand out for a number of reasons.

They offer separate keto, vegetarian and gluten free meal offerings which isn’t that common on today’s market. I regularly get asked about vegetarian and gluten free meal options and now there’s an easy answer. The other unique marketing point from Radix is that rather than talking about 1 or 2 person meals, or entree and meal sizings, Radix sell their meals by calories size. As an example this (gluten free, vegetarian) Turkish Felafel meal comes in 400, 600, and the (ultra meal) 800 calorie sizings – this allows you to choose the taste you want in the calorie size you want.

So how did we find this meal? Let’s start from scratch. First up the packaging is very ‘pretty’ which seems an odd thing to say but it entices you to pick up the packet in store which is half the battle in this ever expanding market. On our recent Thee Capes Track journey we saw all types of freeze dried meals but the Radix packaging just leapt out. The other thing to note is that the packaging size is very tiny, in fact it’s the smallest on the Australian market. This doesn’t mean that you are getting less food but what you are getting is denser calories with this 145 gram package providing 800 calories. I have carried anything up to 12 days of food on long distance hikes and this compact packaging is a real bonus in reducing weight and pack volume. The 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 insides of the Radix packaging doesn’t have any narrow corners to trap food and the packs are stable as they are.

The packaging contains all the nutritional information if you are into that. The recommendation for rehydrating was to remove the oxygen absorber packet, add 175 ml of boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes. I often find that the water and timing recommendations are way off  but in this case both are accurate and provide a good consistency. Ingredient-wise this meal offering is ‘real food’.

All this information is lovely but what about the taste? This Turkish Falafel meal is just that, its real food and looks like it. Its a crumbly version of real falafel with all the taste and texture that you would expect from this vegetarian, gluten free, middle eastern meal offering. In all honesty I was a bit confused as to how to describe the flavour because while it had loads of flavour as you would expect, it does contain a range of spices but they aren’t overpowering so I wouldn’t necessarily say that it was ‘spicy’.

Now let’s talk about the volume. After rehydrating this meal both Gill and I decided that this was going to be our lunch for the day as much as we enjoyed it we struggled to get through it – it was very filling. From my perspective if I’m travelling as a solo hike I will use the 400 or 600 calorie sizings and save the 800 calorie ultra meals for when there are two of us. Having said that if you are a big eater then you may well appreciate this larger size.

Price wise this meal sells at AUD $15.90 RRP  and is very competitive providing an ample sized meal with load of calories all in a tiny little package.

So what’s the final verdict? Great taste, nutritionally balanced with loads of calories in a compact package. Based on our taste test, this meal will end up in our top 5-10 listing and will definitely accompany me on upcoming hikes albeit in the smaller versions – its that good and I’m looking forward to trying out other Radix meal options!

The Facts

  • 810 kcal
  • 25g protein
  • 54g fat
  • 49g carbohydrates
  • 17g fibre
  • Plant based
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free

We Like

  • A very, very tasty meal offering. It tastes like real Falafel
  • 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 sizes to suit your needs
  • Very compact providing the calories in a very small package helping to reduce your pack size

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 provide a broader base

Best Uses

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

Buy One

You can purchase the Radix Nutrition Turkish Falafel mealfrom Snowys, from Wildfire SportsRadix Nutrition Australia, or from Radix Nutrition New Zealand

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Other Versions

Radix produces a wide range of meals providing a range calories. The Turkish Falafel comes in 400, 600 and 800 calorie sizings

Investment

AUD $15.90 RRP

Radix Nutrition Turkish Falafel in the packet

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

Radix Turkish Falafel – the facts for the 800 calorie (ultra) size

Radix Falafel in open bag

Radix Falafel rehydrated and ready to eat

Disclaimer

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

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