Does the Job
We're talking about freeze dried food here so I'm not going to be using adjectives like "fantastic" or "awesome" but I can say with confidence that this is the best freeze dried food I've ever had and the Chili Mac is one of Mountain House best. I agree with the reviewer below that talks about using a couple ounces less than the instructions call for. I do most of my backpacking solo and I've tried everything from tuna to oatmeal to top ramen and freeze dried. What I've settled on is a mix of all the above with 60% to 70% of my calories coming from freeze dried food as you can't beat the light weight.