Great for breakfast or a snack.
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I didn't really love this one, but it's definitely decent and a great way to mix it up from the usual cardboard-egg based backpacking breakfasts. Personally I think having some extra fruit on hand to add would really bring this up a notch as I did not find a whole lot of strawberries. Only giving it 3 stars, I'd give it 4 if there was some more fruit in there to provide some flavor.
I really enjoyed this AlpineAire treat, I do prefer this with hot water. There was extra milk in our package, we had some chocolate granola on hand that we threw in the package and ate with the extra milk. I found this to be a plus! This pack is lightweight and is packaged nicely in a resealable pouch. Serving size is great for two and great price!
Hot Granola Breakfast!
My boyfriend and I split this for a starter morning meal, and we both enjoyed it. You can go with hot or cold water- we did hot water, and it was very good, like a hot cereal with strawberries in the backcountry. What's not to love? I thought all the tastes were there- not bland, not gross, much better than your average edible-choke-down cereal. My only complaint was fishing out the oxygen package- I know it's a very small thing, I just hate throwing my grubbies in there to fish out a package covered in dehydrated milk. But overall, taste was great, packing was great- I would definitely get this again!
Granola, is Granola
Not sure why some other reviewers were expecting oatmeal, when they clearly bought granola....but as a huge granola fan, I thought this was delicious! An alternative to all of the blueberry granola out there. Would buy again.
Nasty stuff cold
The strawberries were good but the granola was way too course. Yuck! Forced it down anyway. Mountain House Blueberry Granola is much better.
I tried this as something new other than my normal Mountain House Blueberry Granola, and I think I found a new favorite this stuff was just what I needed before a long day on the trail!
My backcountry menu:
Rather than write a small review for each individual item I recently purchased I thought I would share it all in one concise review. (Note with most Mountain House I add 2-3 oz less than it recommends)
Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Blueberries and Milk Favorite :) (serve warm)
AlpineAire Strawberry Honey Granola With Milk healthy and good! (serve warm)
Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet (needs pan) best quick eggs I have tried.
Mountain House Chicken Ala King Favorite :)
Backpacker's Pantry Katmandu Curry - Yum
Mountain House Macaroni And Cheese Oh to be a kid again!
AlpineAire Chicken Gumbo Delicious
Mountain House Potatoes And Cheddar With Broccoli Favorite :)
Mary Janes Farm Organic Garlic Pesto Fry Bread I love bread! (bring oil)
Mountain House Peas Eat your veggies! Add 1-2 oz less water
Mountain House Corn Favorite, Add 1-2 oz less water :)
Mountain House Green Beans Add 1-2 oz less water
Mary Janes Farm Organic Brownies Yes really good!
Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwich Dont get the Neapolitan, this is much better.
Mountain House Blueberry Cheesecake Nice size berries, make in a bowl NOT the package. (Note it will NOT keep
Backpacker's Pantry Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes The Mountain House Potatoes and Cheddar with Broccoli are MUCH
better even the resident mouse in our cave didnt like it.
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Bacon - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Ham - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a pan.
Mary Janes Farm Organic Couscous And Lentil Curry Not bad but I like my curry with more curry!
Mary Janes Farm Organic Black Bean Corn Bread Not bad but NOT cornbread just a bread with some cornmeal in it.
Mountain House Noodles And Chicken Yet to try will update
Mountain House Pasta Primavera Yet to try will update
Mountain House Mexican Chicken With Rice Yet to try will update
Mary Janes Farm Organic Alfredo Pasta Yet to try will update
Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala Yet to try will update
What is the shelf life of Alpine products...
What is the shelf life of Alpine products and do they come in a #10 can like Mountain House? Thank you.
The shelf life is different for each product you can check out the shelf life table here
I have more of a sweet tooth than my wife and I'm not a regular granola eater. I guess I expected this to be more like a sweetened oatmeal with the strawberries and honey but while the freeze-dried strawberries were visible first opening the package, they seemed to disintegrate when you add the water and stir. I didn't like the dryness of this compared to oatmeal and it wasn't sweet enough for me. Now, that being said, my wife loved it! We took two packages of this and we both split one the first morning. The second morning I opted for cereal bars(too sweet for my wife) and even beef jerky while she ate the entire second package. So I give the 3-star, adequate for the job rating. Great for her, and only if I had nothing else.
Excellent breakfast choice, the granola is both delicious and nutritious! Keeps one full and happy for a good part of the day. I don't even like granola, but i guess all tastes better out in the wilderness :).
Tastes healthy.... Not the really bad tasting, but much better for you than some of the other brands of dehydrated food. Not bad stuff. Good for those who actually care about what they eat.
Eat Poison Ivy Instead
The other reviewers must work for AlpineAire, because it was horrid at best. How do you screw up granola? You are better off taking granola and dried milk and making it yourself. It tasted like cardboard. There were six of us on the trip and we all hated it. A couple guys came up with an edible recipe - 1. Add warm water, 2. cut top off rotten banana, 3. squeeze rotten banana into bag, 4. stir, 5. clamp nose, 6. gargle boiling water (to destroy taste buds), 7. pray and choke down.
I tried it warm and it was nice in the cold morning. As far as taste, cold is better in my opinion. Regardless of how you "cook" it, it is worth taking on your next adventure.
This isn't bad considering the dry milk. I liked it much better warm than cold and it does take the full 15 minutes as suggested on the bag. My only suggestion is that they make the bag burnable so you don't have to pack out the trash.
don't leave home without it
This meal is a power house breakfast. Just what I needed to start off on a busy day to keep me going without feeling hungry or tired. And it was delicious!