Papa Hari wrote a review of Mountain House Chili Mac w/ Beef - 2 Serving Entrée on February 19, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Sure, our "test" was unfair but ....
At a recent double blind "Chili Cook Off" we offered Mountain House Chili Mack with Beef. There were 26 entries in all. Each was placed in an unmarked cup by the event organizer and each was tasted by every entrant. We ranked each chili on color, smell, consistency, taste and after taste. No talking was allowed during testing. Each tester ranked each chili on a scale of 1 - 10.
I alone, being the one who submitted this chili, knew which one it was (because I recognized the noodles). This chili neither looks good, smells good or tastes good. The colors were bland, the smell was harsh and clinical, and the taste reminded me of cleaning fluid.
After all the results were tallied, this product was 2nd from last; not surprising given the other chili's were "homemade".
After a long day on the trail, in the rain or snow, when cold and tired, this chili might be adequate, but in any other conditions, I would stay away.