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Grinder
12-30-2014, 10:27
I am the proud recipient of a $50 cert from the subject company.

I have watched with envy, while others feasted (based on the smell) on packet gourmet meals.

Now it's time to order. I need advice:
1. single versus double size. Yes of no?
2 favorite meals from this company.
Thanks for your help.

Northern Lights
12-30-2014, 10:38
I have not had anything that was not delicious from Packit. I prefer the singles, only because when I start my sections I'm not really hungry. The all American burger is delicious! and the spicy chicken wraps, honestly everything I have tried has been really good.

Tuckahoe
12-30-2014, 10:49
I personally get the single serving sizes which I think are quite large.

My personal favorites --
Big Easy Gumbo -- I like this one the best
Austintasious Tortilla Soup
Dottie's chicken and dumplings
Texas State Fair Chili
I liked the burger wrap too but I have only tried that at home and not taken it on a hike.

The one I really didn't care for was the Market Pasta Puttanesca.

jnunniv
12-30-2014, 15:05
IF you like sweet, the bannana pudding is awesome!

Connie
12-30-2014, 15:39
Rustic Skillet Bread, Cranberry Orange Griddle Scones.
Many Beans Salad.
Nature's First Full Cream Milk, Nido.

Another Kevin
12-30-2014, 18:20
Packit Gourmet has some good stuff.

The cheese spread/tortilla filling is awfully garlicky. I like garlic, but not everyone likes that much of it. (And it will add the distinct aroma of garlic to the hiker funk!)

Big Easy Gumbo is great. And I have a weakness for the cheesecake thingys. (They're not cheesecake, really, but carrying cheesecake in warm weather would be a challenge.)

The single size is plenty for me. I don't do long distance hiking, so I never build up the 'hiker hunger.' But I'm a largish guy with a correspondingly large appetite.

hikehunter
12-30-2014, 18:46
+1 on the Texas State Fair chilli

Yes go with the singles.

cbr6fs
12-30-2014, 20:44
Would live to try them but their international shipping charges are crazy

Almost There
12-30-2014, 21:16
The chicken salads are really good. Thumbs up for the banana pudding and the strawberry cheesecake. Chicken and Dumplings are good but use less water or it is more like a soup. Definitely my new favorite trail food provider.

Connie
12-30-2014, 21:20
Sometimes shipped to a nearby country, the shipping cost is better.

Of course, if your national laws or "duty" is not circumvented. It is food. That might be a problem, although it is freeze-dried or dehydrated shelf stable food.

I want to order freeze dried and dehydrated shelf stable food from Europe, myself.

I have received gear from UK, without having to pay their tax.

Speakeasy TN
12-31-2014, 01:07
The Austintacious Tortilla Soup is just awesome! It will be in the pack in March!

Grinder
12-31-2014, 14:10
Thanks for the advice.
I ordered




Item Price
Quantity
Total


DNR00014-1
'The Big Easy' Gumbo
$7.49
1
$7.49


DNR0005-1
Austintacious Tortilla Soup
$5.99
1
$5.99


DNR00016-2
A Shepherd's Cottage Pie
$10.49
1
$10.49


DNR00010-1
Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings
$6.49
1
$6.49


DNR00017
Texas State Fair Chili
$7.49
1
$7.49


DNR00012-2
Tuscan Beef Stew
$10.49
1
$10.49


DNR0006-2J
Zydeco Red Beans & Rice

Options:


Sausage Type:
Jalapeno Pork & Beef (spicy)






$10.99
1
$10.99



I decided to skip the desserts. It will be interesting to see how my home made meals compare.

cbr6fs
12-31-2014, 14:31
Sometimes shipped to a nearby country, the shipping cost is better.

Of course, if your national laws or "duty" is not circumvented. It is food. That might be a problem, although it is freeze-dried or dehydrated shelf stable food.

I want to order freeze dried and dehydrated shelf stable food from Europe, myself.

I have received gear from UK, without having to pay their tax.

Even tried looking at a bulk order, but the shipping goes up, so it's not like a minimum shipping fee either.
It's a shame because i'm tired of the trek n eat and mountain house stuff and have only read good things about the packit gourmet food.
Fingers crossed they find a cheaper shipper in the coming year

RED-DOG
12-31-2014, 16:01
My Fiance sometimes gets food from "Fantastic World Foods" it's all Vegetarian type stuff but according to her it's pretty good, she's also gotten "packet Gourmet" and their alright.

Connie
12-31-2014, 16:10
Here are a few more backpacking food suppliers:

http://www.ultralightbackpackingonline.com/specializedfood1.html

i would like to try Trek n Eat.

hikehunter
12-31-2014, 22:35
Hawks Vittles...has some good stuff......"Cowboy Pasta" very good.

cbr6fs
01-01-2015, 05:14
Here are a few more backpacking food suppliers:

http://www.ultralightbackpackingonline.com/specializedfood1.html

i would like to try Trek n Eat.

Thanks Connie.

Maybe we could do a swap then, i'll send you some trek n eat and you send me some packit gourmet?

Connie
01-01-2015, 12:17
I could ask, at the Post Office next time I am in.

Solitude501
01-01-2015, 12:27
It's time to try some, to see for myself how good they are. I just placed an order. I've heard too many good things about them. Pack it gourmet. I will compare them to Mary Janes, which Currently are my favorite.