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Chicken and White Beans in a Green Chili Sauce
Chicken and White Beans in a Green Chili Sauce
What Makes Mountain House Foods Different from other “Freeze-Dried” Backpacking Foods?
The biggest difference is that ONLY Mountain House cooks their freeze dried foods with all or most of the food components and seasonings together, just like you would when cooking at home. Most experts consider this superior because the fresh vegetables, meats, seasoning, and sauces simmer together. This provides a savory “just cooked” flavor. After cooking, the foods are quickly flash-frozen to around 40° below zero. Finally, they place the food trays into a specially designed freezing-drying vacuum chamber where incredibly the foods go from the frozen stage to the dry stage without ever passing through the liquid stage. The result is that the foods look like fresh frozen except 98% of their moisture has been removed. This entire process is known as “sublimation”.
The benefit to you is that Mountain House Foods:
Taste Fresher. Freeze dried foods, like fresh frozen foods, retain virtually all their fresh-food taste and nutritional content. Freeze-drying removes the water, not the natural flavor, vitamins or nutrients like dehydrated or wet-pack cans do. You’ll enjoy Gourmet Tasting foods your whole crew will love.
Have the Look & Aroma of Fresh Frozen Foods. Freeze dried foods maintain their original size, shape and texture, unlike dehydrated foods, which shrink and shrivel due to high-temperature processing. Freeze-drying removes water under low temperatures (typically a maximum of 100 to 130 degrees F), which keeps intact the moisture channels and food fibers. Just add water, and in minutes every fresh food detail returns. Kids love the “normal” look and taste.
Weigh Dramatically Less. Freeze dried foods have 98% of their water removed. This reduces the food's weight about 90%. Mountain House foods are so lightweight and compact you can carry several days worth of food in a small backpack. Ideal for long or short-term backpacking trips and overseas adventures.
Reconstitute Faster. Mountain House Freeze-dried foods reconstitute over twice as fast as most backpacking foods and up to 10 times faster than dehydrated foods.
Stay Fresh Longer. Mountain House freeze-dried foods have a shelf-life up to 5 years (30 years in bulk #10 cans), without deterioration or spoilage. Mountain House packs their backpacking foods in a unique moisture and oxygen-barrier foil package to preserve the food's flavor, texture, color, and nutrients. To “double” ensure freshness and prevent the food from turning rancid, an oxygen absorber packet is placed in each pouch. (This product is not harmful to your health, but is not meant to be eaten. Simply discard after opening package).
Now in contrast, ALL other backpacking food companies use blends of dry powered mixes and seasonings then combine them with either dehydrated and/or freeze-dried ingredients. So is this bad? No, not at all. It’s simply a less expensive process to mix dry components with a few freeze-dried items. Unfortunately, this means that most other brands of backpacking foods require hot boiling water and take longer to reconstitute (10 to 20 minutes vs 5 to 8 minutes for Mountain House).
Mountain House foods go through a more time consuming and expensive freeze-drying process. In addition, most of their foods include real meats like tender chicken, beef, pork and danish ham rather than less expensive meat substitutes like textured vegetable protein (TVP). Surprisingly, their gourmet line of foods cost about the same or less than other brands. They are the #1 Selling Backpacking & Camping foods sold in the USA today.
Here Are 10 Great Reasons to Choose Mountain House:
1. Make Fast & Easy Gourmet Meals in Minutes
2. No Cooking or Preparation… Just Add Water & Eat!
3. Super Lightweight Foods (Your back will love you!)
4. Wide Selection of Gourmet Food Choices
5. Choose from 1, 2 and 4 Serving Pouches PLUS Bulk #10 Cans
6. Longest Shelf-Life… 5 Years for Pouches (vs 1-2 years for other brands)
and up to 30 Years for #10 Cans!
7. Voted “Best Tasting”
8. NO Dishes or Clean-Up!
9. Wide Selection of Food Choices
10. Less than the Cost of a Fast Food Meal!
For over 35 years, Mountain House has provided freeze-dried foods for backpackers, campers, hunters, boaters, cabin owners, RV’ers, 72-hour kits, emergency operation centers, world travelers, and even Astronauts! NASA has used Mountain House since the early days of the Apollo space flights. They have gone to the moon and continue to be used on Space Shuttle flights today. When you add it all up, Mountain House foods are tough to beat. Order plenty for your next adventure.
New Stand-Up Pouch Makes Meal Preparing a Snap!
New improved packaging for 2004! Now Mountain House comes in a stand-up pouch, making their meals even easier to prepare. Just add hot water and close the zipper-pouch. Made from high-barrier foil, the packaging keeps your meals hotter. You can eat right out of the pouch, too. When you're through, use the zipper-pouch as a convenient carry out sealed trash bag.
Be sure to checkout the NEW Mountain Oven Food Pouch Heater Kit. Just add a couple ounces of water to provide fast heating of your favorite pouched meal. Reusable 5 times. Great New Product! Mountain Oven Flameless Food Pouch Heating Kit
Ship Weight:0.40 lbs.
Net Weight:4.80 oz.
Product Supply Type:Food
Shelf Life:10 Years
Serving Size 1 1/2 Cup Dry Mix
Servings Per Container 2.5
Ingredients: Freeze Dried Chili: Chicken White Meat, Onions, Diced Tomatoes (tomatoes, tomato juice, calcium chloride, citric acid), Tomatillos, Chili Peppers, Sour Cream (grade A cultured cream, milk, whey, modified food starch, sodium phosphate, guar gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate and locust bean gum, active cultures: Lactococcus cremoris, Leuconostoc cremoris, Lactococcus lactis), White Wine, Green and Red Bell Peppers, and contains 2% or less of: Jalapenos, Modified Corn Starch, Spices, Garlic Puree (garlic, high maltose corn syrup), Ancho Chili Powder, Lemon Juice Powder (corn syrup solids, lemon juice solids, natural flavors), Tartaric Acid, Sugar, Disodium Inosinate, Orange Peel, Citric Acid. Freeze Dried Great Northern Beans: Great Northern Beans, Salt.
EASY TO PREPARE:
1. Open package at tear notch. Remove and discard oxygen absorber from pouch.*
2. Carefully add 2 cups (16oz) boiling water to pouch.
3. Stir thoroughly and close zipper. Let stand 8-9 minutes. Stir and serve. For your convenience, eat right out of the pouch.
*The enclosed oxygen absorber contains powdered iron oxide to ensure product freshness.
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