Food websites

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by pauljm116, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. pauljm116

    pauljm116 Trekker

    I'm trying to find new places to try food from. I've been using army ration packs for a few years and they're great but I fancied trying something different (and possibly lighter!) I would prefer to be able to buy in complete day packs if possible but not essential.

    Where do you all get your food from?
  2. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

  3. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    http://www.mountaintrails.org.uk

    been trying out a few meals from here. The roast beef dinner is fantastic. Freeze dried cream wasnt as good as the freeze dried milk. We get a discount too
  4. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Good people at Basecamp foods
  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Anyone had Mountain Trails food recently? Which were decent?
  6. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Sainsburys.
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  7. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    And a dehydrator.
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  8. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    I had the minced beef dinner last time I was out. Pretty decent but a touch too much rosemary for my taste. I’l take some butter and salt with me next time.

    I’ve not tried the chilli mac and cheese yet, i’l Take something else as a back up as it’s a bit of a punt for my palate.
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  9. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    Might be of interest for anyone planning their longer trips with few resupply points.

    https://www.lyophilise.fr

    I know many people hate pre-packed dried food and I've had issues myself with poor choice (how many varieties of bolognese?!!! :facepalm:), really bland or plain nasty stuff. You can view in English, they have a huge choice, some good special offer deals and delivery cost is bearable as long as you're doing a bulk buy - I figure out what I need over the year and do a one off shop.
  10. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter

    Those LYO meals are nice but tiny helpings, only 330kcals. I like the bewell/extreme foods or expedition foods meals which are 800Kcals.
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  11. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    I know, but the Lyo Mexican scrambled egg breakfast is lush with a chunk of bread - fall for it every time;)
  12. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter

    https://basecampfood.com/products/lyo-expedition-pork-loin-in-green-peppercorn-sauce

    I tried this one, really nice rehydrated to cubes of meat. So nice to have something with actual texture, instead of the usual mush. But at £7 for 330Kcal which would work out at £15 for 800Kcal.

    The summat to eat salmon and broccoli pasta was another good one at 650Kcal. Real floret of broccoli.

    Bla Band wilderness stew was nice if a bit too salty for me, I never use salt in normal cooking so I'm very sensitive to it. Again 650Kcal.
  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

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  14. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Had the Chilli beef Mac and cheese last year and was really nice, I would buy again.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2020
  15. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    I used to eat a few their meals. Now I buy direct from Summit to Eat.
    https://www.summittoeat.com/en/meals
    The spaghetti Bolognaise is really tasty and with some grated cheese a real treat after a days walking. The chicken Tikka curry and the vegetable chilli are also very good and flavoursome rather than just hot.

    I like the Chocolate mouse. Very rich but just the thing in winter.
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  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Two can play at that game.......
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  17. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    For anyone in the Netherlands (also ship within EU and UK for 9 Euros) - www.starthiking.nl
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  18. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    Just acquired a cheap food dryer and started doing my own biltong/jerky using wholesale packs of roasting beef. Works out less than a fiver for a pound including spices and stuff. Unfortunately costing me a fortune 'cos my family keep nicking it for snacks (although I'm getting very good at (a) hiding it, and (b) lying about not having made any)!!!
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  19. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Yup, my family (hubby) gobbled the jerky I made in double quick time.
    I gave up making it in the end cause there was never any left when I wanted it :mad:.
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