I need gluten free, dairy free, and egg free meals and these fit the bill...deliciously!! I have used them o short and long 3 wk plus hikes and they are always great! The company says these are spicy... only mildly so unless you are ultra sensitive. The 2 potion size abt. 600 cal is just right for a BIG evening meal, eaten a bit early perhaps that will stoke your fire all night and not fail to satisfy... they are an A+ in my book!