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Pretty Yummy! On the new favorite lis

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have tried most of the Mountain House flavors, and this one is a new favorite. It really takes more like chicken tortilla soup and has quite a bit of flavor! Great with a bit of hot sauce and filling. This was great after backpacking in the rain.

Mountain House rocks

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I spoke with a Mountain House rep a couple years ago. I work in Law Enforcement and was the Emergency Operations coordinator for my agency as well as a camper/hiker. Mountain House expressed interest in focusing on taste, and nutrition without sacrificing longevity. I said a lot health conscious high energy users need 2+ servings and low-moderate sodium is important for many of us. The MH rep demonstrated that many of their meals now meet that requirement. MH is now my first choice. If they went to free range meats they'd be PERFECT. Happy, healthy and safe travels people.


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Its called chicken and white bean chili. After adding water it smelled like taco pizza. Upon a taste, I think its more like a chicken tortilla soup. But who cares, really. Any of those sound great, right? Its excellent and flavorful. Hot sauce advised.

Six stars. The best of their meals!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a backcountry guide in Yosemite, and I do a lot of personal backpacking and climbing trips. Sadly, I eat a lot of these meals. I'm incredibly familiar with almost all of them.

This is easily my favorite of all their meals. I was surprised because the name makes it sound downright bland. Moderately spicy, full of flavor, but not overly seasoned. Chunks of chicken and the beans are great. If you eat a lot of dehydrated meals... do not miss this one!

PS. Its a little complex and heavy for high altitude. Above 11,000 or 12,000 feet this meal can sit in your gut for a while.

PPS. Dear Mountain House, please never stop making this one.