Rating: 4 / 5
I've also enjoyed these and their predecessors. We used these early-on during a Scout 50 Miler in the Emigrant Wilderness a few years ago (2004), and three packs plus rice fed 9 hungry Scouts and Scouters.
Yes, they're heavier than freeze-dried, but if you figure on a pack of this plus some quick-cook rice, the weight and cost penalty isn't so bad. And, hey, bring along a little saffron to add to the rice, and you're REALLY set!