Extreme Foods - Mains
8 flavours of main meals made from natural ingredients and freeze-dried to deliver 500 calories per 100 g sachet
Extreme Food has been developed by nutritional experts aiming to raise the bar for outdoor instant freeze-dried foods. Each meal has been fine tuned to enhance taste and well balanced nutrition whilst using high quality natural ingredients with no artificial colourings or preservatives.
Each meal has a fixed 500 kcal of energy, offering the highest energy availble on the market vs the lowest pack weight and volume. Meals taste as if they were just prepared. The process of freeze-drying means that the flavour remains unaltered; only moisture content is removed. This also means that the food maintains all its natural vitamin and mineral content.
Getting dehydrated food just right
Normally we'd advise following the instructions when you're cooking up a storm in the kitchen of the great outdoors. However, experience has taught us to be a little less gung-ho when it comes to dehydrated food. Instead of adding all the water in one fell swoop, we recommend adding water a little at a time until your meal reaches the desired consistency. The result should be a meal that even Goldilocks would be happy with!
- 500 cal a packet
- Free from preservatives and additives
- Made in UK
Beef Curry and Rice
Pre-cooked rice (43%), Freeze dried beef mince (12%), Vegetable oil (Rapeseed oil, Palm oil)(13%), Kibbled onion (5%), Sultanas (3%), Tomato powder (3%), Fructose, Freeze dried mushrooms (2%), Mild curry powder, Soya protein, Vegetable protein (hydrolysed)(from soya), Dextrose, Onion powder, Garlic powder, Curry powder, Sea salt, Coriander, Cumin, Citric acid, Ginger powder, Tumeric, Cardomom, Beef flavouring.
Chicken Tikka Massala
Pre-cooked long grain rice (38%), Vegetable oil (Rapeseed oil) (12%), Chicken pieces (9%), Yoghurt powder (milk) (9%), Textured soya protein (8%), Kibbled onion (5%), Tikka Masala spice mix, Skimmed milk powder, Palm oil, Tomato powder, Chicken flavouring, Fructose, Paprika powder, Coriander, Cardomom, Cumin, Cinnamon, chilli powder, Dextrose, Sea salt, Citric acid, White pepper, Natural lemon flavouring, Tumeric
Chicken and Pesto Pasta
Pasta (Durum wheat, salt)(45%), Skimmed milk powder, Palm oil (13%), Chicken pieces (7%), Pesto spice mix (Sugar, Cheese powder (milk), Onion powder, Garlic powder, Herbs & Spices extract, Basil, Salt, Pepper) Textured soya protein, Vegetable oil (Rapeseed oil, Palm oil), Mushrooms, Flavouring, Brown sugar, Potato starch, Paprika powder, Lemon.
Pasta (Durum wheat, salt), Beef mince (8%), Tomato puree powder (8%), Kibbled onion (8%),Vegetable oil (Rapeseed oil, Palm oil)(7%), Olive oil, Textured soya protein, Italian hard cheese (milk), Fructose, Dextrose, Garlic, Flavouring, Basil, Oregano, Marjoram, Pepper, Salt, Chilli powder.
Mild Chicken Korma
Pre-cooked rice (35%), Vegetable oil (Rapeseed oil, Palm oil)(13%), Textured soya protein (9%), Milk powder (11%), Freeze dried chicken mince (7%), Kibbled onion (4%), Korma Spice mix, Potato starch, Onion powder, Tomato powder, Freeze dried mushrooms, Chicken stock flavouring, Fructose, Mild curry powder, Vegetable protein (hydrolysed)(from soya), Dextrose, Garlic powder, Sea salt, Citric acid, Pepper, Ginger powder, Condensed milk powder, Turmeric, Coconut flavouring, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cumin, Coriander.
Chilli Con Carne
Kidney beans (28%), Minced beef (12%) Palm oil (11%), Rice (9%), Onion (6.5%), Textured soya protein (5%), Tomato (5%), Fructose, Potato starch, Sweet paprika powder, Mild chilli powder, Flavour, Natural colour (beetroot juice powder, anthocyanin), Salt, Citric acid.
Moroccan Chicken Couscous
Couscous (wheat)(40%), Chicken (10%), Vegetable oil (Rapeseed oil, Palm oil), Textured soya protein, Tomato powder, Yoghurt powder (milk), Onion, Skimmed milk powder, Apple, Carrot, Dextrose, Fructose, Garlic, Flavouring, Spices (Cinnamon, Cumin, Pepper), Sea salt, Lemon juice.
Pasta (Durum wheat, salt)(53%), Vegetable oil (Rapeseed oil, Palm oil, virgin olive oil), Grated cheese (milk)(6%), Parmesan cheese (milk)(6%), Ham (6%)(UK), Skimmed milk powder, Red bell pepper, Potato starch, Dextrose, Flavouring, Oregano, Pepper, Salt, Leek powder.
Preparation is quick and easy: add 300 ml of boiling water to the pouch, stir and re-seal. Leave for 6 - 8 mins and voila, it’s ready!
102 g (dried weight) per pouch.
Extreme Food is made in the UK using only the finest ingredients giving the highest Calories vs lowest pack weight & volume.
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I disagree with the 2 star review. Seems to be based more on a lack of experience with dehydrated meals. Yes it can be tricky to get the right balance, buy the meals themselves are very good. I always add under what's recommended and to up if need be. This way you never fail. In the dehydrated world they have a nice advantage of being flat unlike mountain House or real turmat which sometimes comes in handy. If you want the best I'd go real turmat but you'll have problems finding them. These pouches are very decent.
My favourite is without doubt the Shepherds Pie which can be made with the exact amount of water specified. Other meals with rice need slightly less water. Good weight to energy value. I will once again be using on TGOC this year. Every other meal will be Shepherds Pie !!!
Great taste, maybe add less water
I have tried the beef curry and chilli con carne. Both were very tasty and delivered plenty of calories. You need to add less water than suggested though. The first meal came out like a beef curry soup, so I poured it into a mug and it was absolutely fine. Hot food is hot food however wet it is! For the next meal, I added less water than recommended and the consistency was much better. Both tasted great though, and minimal weight in your pack. I shall buy some more for my next trip.
Tasty but less water and more time needed
I took four of these packs on my recent Ridgeway walk for evening meals before bedding down. All needed less water than indicated, 300 ml would give a thick soup consistency which if you are slightly dehydrated after a long day is no bad thing. Luckily my pan has measurements on the side so about 200ml seemed to give best results. All were tasty but also required little more than the specified 6-8 mins to rehydrate, more like 10 mins but were still hot and as I said tasty.
I took the Mild Korma. Spag Bol, Beef curry and Moroccan chicken and Couscous?
I would buy these again, especially for a multi day trip where rations have to be carried with you.
Too watery based on instructions
Used this in a mountain marathon. Me and my pal both used the specified amount of water. Mine the curry, his I think the spaghetti. Both very watery. Tasty but more like a soup. So was an anti climax! For the dessert added much less water and was better. Unsure where they get their quantities of water from!!?
Not sure about these!
They provide a lot of nutrition for very little weight but I had trouble getting a decent meal from them. Packaging can be a little misleading - there is a fill line on the back, way above 500ml but you never need to add that much water. On the front of the packet are the instructions and after adding 300ml of boiling water and leaving if for 8 minutes to rehydrate I was left with something resembling soup. I tried eyeballing one by adding less water. Still wasn't great.
chicken and pesto
I would steer clear of this meal. I put the right amount of water in. The sauce was more like a thin soup. The chicken was absent and the portion was small after a hard days walking. If I could give it zero I would