Note: Outdoor Pantry provided samples to us at no cost in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
I love snacking on the trail. It’s important to fuel your body appropriately but it also does good for your taste buds. Ambassador Jessica samples some Outdoor Pantry Strawberry Yogurt Drops. Read below to see how she liked them.
Snacks make me happy. They fill me up. They give me the energy I need in a pinch when I’m out on the trail hiking, on a long distance road trip, or when I get back to camp after a long day. And, snacks that are healthy and taste good, well, that’s just a win-win.
So, when the package from Outdoor Pantry showed up in my mailbox, I was eager to open it up and give it a try. Here’s the thing though, I haven’t had freeze dried anything since I was a kid when I gave freeze dried ice cream a go. Let’s just say, I didn’t imagine I would be trying it again in my lifetime. This time around though, I was holding out hope that Outdoor Pantry’s Strawberry Yogurt Drops would restore my faith in freeze dried snacks.
I eat yogurt on a daily basis usually with a little homemade granola mixed in, so the yogurt drops seemed the perfect fit for my love of snacking on the trail. Upon opening the box, I was pleasantly surprised by a bonus package of freeze dried cherry and almond granola. Does Outdoor Pantry know me or what? It was a nice addition, and I knew both would be stowed away in my daypack the next time I went for a hike. I’ll be honest though, I couldn’t wait till I went hiking again. Snacks sitting right in front of me, waiting to be taste-tested. How could I say no?
The freeze dried yogurt drops could be eaten as-is or reconstituted with a couple of tablespoons of cool water, and the granola was an eat-as-is snack. The yogurt drops had a pleasant real yogurt taste, similar to the skyr style berry yogurt that I eat for breakfast. I also tried the reconstituted version of the drops and was impressed as well. The instructions suggested chilling the yogurt for up to 30 minutes if possible for maximum taste. I tried it after adding water and allowing it to sit for about 10 minutes (per the instructions), as well as letting it chill for a half hour. The colder version did have a better texture, but the taste was about the same as pre-refrigeration. The granola was just as good, and yes, I added some to the reconstituted yogurt. Both products came in resealable foil packs with the ingredients, nutrition label, and instructions for preparation clearly visible on the front of the package.
You’re never alone when you have a dog by your side. Duke was a great companion during my time in Colorado, and on my last day, I spotted a pair of moose! They were quite a distance from us, so we sat and watched them for a good 20 minutes. This was one of the best adventures I’ve had in quite awhile. And, the train ride back home was the perfect ending to an amazing week. Thanks so much for joining along. Happy hiking! #hikelikeawoman #hlawambassador #teamhlaw #hike #hikecolorado #colorado #coloradowildlife
I decided to take a look at Outdoor Pantry’s website to see what other products they had available. They have a fairly broad range of options, including freeze dried blueberries, sweet corn, and even tomatoes. They also offer soups, 7 grain porridge, fiesta ham and egg scramble, smoke pulled pork with salsa and black beans, and yes, even freeze dried desserts.
My future travels include plans for a first time ever backpacking trip. And, I imagine I’ll be ordering from Outdoor Pantry when that time comes. Who knows, I may even give the freeze dried ice cream a try!