Top positive review
Better than MREs, great for emergency preparedness
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017
While shopping for camping supplies at local Walmart, I decided to try a Pro-Pack package of Mountain house Beef Stew for less than 5 bucks. Upon trying the stew, I immediately placed a bulk order of the pouch set through Amazon. The pro-pack I got of the stew allows for one serving (1.73 oz) while a pouch pack serves 2.5 servings (4.3 oz) making it a much better deal. I felt unsatisfied with a pro-pack portion so I decided to eat one of our expiring military MRE beef stew for an immediate comparison, and the Mountain House tasted better albeit a bit saltier than I prefer. My husband buys boxes of MREs for emergency supply but they're expensive and have to be rotated after about 5 yrs. This doesn't taste as good as less expensive canned beef stews from grocery stores and the beef chunks definitely have the texture and taste of freeze dried meat. However, the product is incredibly lightweight ideal for backpacking, and the fact they can last over 30 years make them great novelty addition for emergency supplies if not used up during camping trips.