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PostSun Apr 02, 2017 1:41 pm 
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I've used Mary Jane for the last several years and have a number of meals I like, but was wondering about Alpenaire and Good To Go to see if there were some highly recommended choices?
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PostSun Apr 02, 2017 10:22 pm 
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Mary Jane gives you the munchies?  Cheetos work good.
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PostMon Apr 03, 2017 11:47 am 
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I bought a couple of Good to Go Thai Curries from REI for a trip last summer.  When my hiking partner ate his at camp one night, I tried a bite and was underwhelmed.  I did notice that it was full of broccoli and veggies and seemed healthier than everything else we had been eating.

I never ate mine on that trip and thought about returning it to REI.  I cooked it up at home one day, though, and found it quite tasty, just sitting in my kitchen.  I guess I just wasn't in the mood for it that night in camp.  I would get it again, especially if I'm looking for a good rice and veggies alternative.

It's a big portion.  They claim double and I would call it at least a meal portion and a half.  My friend took a while to finish his in camp.
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PostTue Apr 04, 2017 12:24 pm 
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I've had two of the Good To Go meals.  I liked the Thai Curry though the portion size is gigantic for one.  They sell a smaller meal online but not at REI.  I also tried their chili and didn't like it.  It was kind of sweet and not too chili-like.

You can also make something similar to the curry easily yourself.  Minute / instant rice, dried veggies, powdered coconut cream, and curry paste.  Just add hot water.  You can get the coconut cream powder and curry paste at any Asian grocery store.
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PostMon Apr 17, 2017 4:57 pm 
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Also consider Packit Gourmet.

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PostWed Apr 19, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Ringangleclaw wrote:
Mary Jane gives you the munchies?

That was my first thought given the thread title. Rumor has it that Mary Jane can make even Alpenaire seem pretty worth chowing down...
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PostMon May 01, 2017 4:13 pm 
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Good to Go: Marinara penne is fine; mushroom risotto tastes good but the 1 time I made it, it had a crazy gloopy consistency - maybe I didn't stir enough/stirred too much.

Alpinaire: Quinoa pilaf w/hemp is surprisingly good; Santa Fe black beans & rice has no flavor.

By far my favorite prepackaged food like that is the Louisiana red beans & rice from Backpacker's Pantry. Legitimately delicious. It's a huge serving, so it's great to split for 2 people and also bring a couple tortillas: each person gets one fat burrito and there's still about 1/3 left to split after!
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