Had read alot about the Mountain House products and actually found these at a local supermarket and gave the Chili Mac w/ Beef a try. For a meal that you just add boiling water to these are awesome. The chili flavor was bold and the mac and beef cooked up nicely. I did use less water then advised (maybe 1 3/4 cup for the 2 serving size) and it came out perfect, no crunchies! I will most def be ordering a few from Backcountry for my next trip.