Delectable backcountry desserts.
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Too much work for the taste
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
These took a lot of work to prepare and the taste was similar to a biscuit with cocoa added to it. The clean up was laborious for backpacking. Will not be purchasing again.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Not too sugary, which i liked, but others at camp said they could have been sweeter. I dont think i made them right, but otherwise they were hot and moist and I was happy to have chocolate!Definitely use low heat, did that for second batch and they turned out much better
Its like moms...well no, not that good..
haha, these are good brownies, just not the best
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
Good but not super sugary
Not tons of sugar but pretty tasty. Be sure to follow the directions and make one packet at a time or risk burning them. Tasty and cooks on a camp stove in less than 15 minutes. you might want to have some handy oil to put on your skillet though.
and easy to make
What's better than chocolate when you're camping? Nothing.
These are easy to make and taste great.
The best brownies I have ever had
I dont know how Mary Jane does it but everything I have of theirs is incredible. So easy to make and way to easy to eat. I brought this on a three day hike and we had it on the last night and for some, it was a highlight of the entire trip. Hot, moist brownies 3 days into a backpacking trip, who can complain. Very Good!