Note: Heather’s Choice provided samples to us to review at no cost. All thoughts and opinions about this product are our own.
Mara here. I am such a lazy camper. I see campfire recipes on Pinterest and think they look amazing, tasty, and fun to make. Buuut, when it comes to preparing for a weekend in the woods, I’m always grabbing freeze-dried or dehydrated meals. I’m super stoked to try Heather’s Choice. Ambassador Jacquelyn taste tested a few samples. Read below to see what she thought.
Growing up and spending much of my time in the woods there were times that we had dehydrated meals. I was never very fond of them, as I always felt they tasted really salty and like paper. Now that I am an adult and try to make healthy choices for my family on the trail, I try to pack healthy items for camping and on the trail packing, Lara Bar or RX Bars, fruit and nuts. When I had the opportunity to try Heather’s Choice Meals, I was excited to see how far dehydrated food has come.
Blueberry Cinnamon Breakfast: One Sunday morning when I was rushing out the door for my monthly hiking group, I grabbed this breakfast to try on top of the mountain. After hiking for about an hour without having anything to eat, I know bad choice, I was in much need of some fuel. I poured hot water from my thermos into the pouch and waited five minutes. I was actually surprised at how flavorful it was. It tasted like it had fresh ingredients in it, not a lot of preservatives. I loved the ingredients, all something I could pronounce. It fueled me for the next couple hours of my hike.
Orange Vanilla Packaroons: These cookies were delicious. I threw them in my backpack to have as a snack after an evening hike. With two in a pouch they were very filling. My eight year old daughter and I each had one. She loved them and asked for more. For me anything with coconut is a win in my book. Again full of natural ingredients that I could pronounce.
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Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder: I made the chowder at home on a cool afternoon. It was super easy to make and convenient for backpacking or camping. After pouring the hot water into the container it took about 25 minutes for it to be done. Unfortunately, I was not a huge fan of the flavor. The ingredients in the chowder were chewy, I may not have let it set long enough, and it had too much pepper in it. My husband tried it and liked it a little more than I did, but this would not be something I would buy again.
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Overall, I really liked Heather’s Choice meals, mostly because of the natural ingredients that they made them with. I have done several rounds of Whole30, which is close to Paleo style of eating and these foods fit into my lifestyle of healthy choices. They were also full of flavor and tasty. They come from a small company in Alaska, which I love supporting small companies. I would like to try more of their meals. I would highly recommend these meals for anyone hiking or camping.