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Tuckahoe
08-17-2010, 18:44
While grocery shopping this afternoon through the soup aisle I came across dried soup cups from Dr McDougall's. I was not familiar with the company or their soups so I picked up one to try out.

I picked up the Tomato Basil Pasta Soup. It's 1.3 ounces and comes in a paper cup. Just add boiling water -- about 1 cup/8 oz -- and allow to hydrate for about 8 minutes. For dehydrated soup it was pretty tasty.

And for vegetarians and vegans, these soups are vegan.

The company's website is -- http://www.rightfoods.com/

This was the particular soup that I picked up http://www.rightfoods.com/scripts/display_product.php?product_id=7084

And other variaties -- http://www.rightfoods.com/scripts/display_category.php?category_id=800

There are also "Big Cups" -- http://www.rightfoods.com/scripts/display_category.php?category_id=150

And there is oatmeal -- http://www.rightfoods.com/scripts/display_category.php?category_id=230

Luddite
08-17-2010, 18:57
Nice. I've been looking for some good vegetarian food for the trail.

Wish they would put them in bags instead of cups though. I guess you can always transfer them into plastic baggies.

Mrs Baggins
08-17-2010, 19:44
Nice. I've been looking for some good vegetarian food for the trail.

Wish they would put them in bags instead of cups though. I guess you can always transfer them into plastic baggies.

Absolutely. I always strip off all packaging from any off-the-shelf food and get it down to basics. I take the Lipton/Knorr Sides, open them up and dump the contents into ziplocks. I premix our instant oatmeal/nuts/freeze dried fruits in ziplocks. I don't cook them in the bags but it still makes carrying the food a little lighter and easier.

Dogwood
08-19-2010, 16:19
Taste Adventure Foods(www.tasteadventure.com (http://www.tasteadventure.com)) is another company that makes some great tasting hardy decent cals/oz meals. Sometimes I see their products in bulk at Co-Ops or there products can be purchased online.

I like their Curry Lentil soup(boil water, add soup, wait a few minutes, it's ready) mixed with a diced dried tomato and instant mashed potatoes. They also have a Sweet Corn Chowder that tastes great if you add a packet of chicken, jerky, or dried sausage. Their Peanut Bulghur mixed with some dehydrated veggies is another good one. They also have the old boil water and add soup dehydrated stand-bys that can be combined with other foods like a whole grain - Navy Bean, Black Bean, Refied Bean, and Pinto bean soups. I just bought some, all at about $5 per lb. That equates to a 4-5 oz serving at about $1.50 each (before adding any meat of choice). Even after adding things to those size portions that's certainly a lot cheaper than buying prepackaged dehydrated name brand trail food.

sarbar
08-20-2010, 19:17
The real advantage of those cups of soup is that nutrionally speaking they are healthy (lower sodium for example) - they were designed for people with heart disease needing convenience foods.