March 06, 2013
bookofjoe's Favorite Thing: Self-Cooking Meal-in-a-Box
I bought six of these two weeks ago just because the technology—a totally self-contained heating element that gives you a hot meal via steam heat in 10 minutes or less no matter where you are—seemed so amazing.
I'm sitting here eating one of these meals right now, with no power since 14" of snow descended on my Podunk town overnight, and it is delicious.
Cheap at twice the price.
And the delight of preparing it: you simply open the included pouch of salt water, pour it on the heating element, place your sealed food container on top, put the whole shebang back into the insulated box, and wait 10 minutes and watch in wonder and delight as:
1. The box starts to puff up
2. Steam starts pouring out
3. Sounds — amazing sounds — emanate from the box
4. You open the box and peel back the plastic lid and darned if your chicken cacciatore isn't all piping hot and smelling scrumdiddlyumptious — tastes great too!
I'm ordering a bunch more instanter.
You should too.
Six meals for $32.40.
Don't particularly care for chicken cacciatore?
No problema: plenty other options.
"But I'm a vegetarian."
Just as there no atheists in foxholes, there are no vegetarians when starvation sets in.
March 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
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Thanks for the info. We get hurricanes in coastal Texas and these things would be good for our hurricane kit. Have you tried any of Mountain House's freeze-dried foods? Just wondering if they're good.
Posted by: Bubbub | Mar 7, 2013 1:33:53 PM
Amazon's assortment of what's available and for what price changes from day to day: of the 7 varieties noted when I posted my review, 6 were 6 for $32.40 with free Prime shipping and the other was $69.99 + $10.25 = $80.24.
Today only 3 offer Prime shipping, the other 4 are the higher price tier.
If the one(s) you prefer aren't among the cheaper group, wait a day: they will be tomorrow.
Posted by: bookofjoe | Mar 7, 2013 7:57:49 AM
Make that the other 4 options.
Posted by: tamra | Mar 7, 2013 2:37:27 AM
So why are 3 of the varieties $32.40, while 3 others cost a whopping $69.99? Add to that nearly 10 bucks shipping. eeow! Strange.
Posted by: tamra | Mar 7, 2013 2:36:08 AM
The Chicken Pasta Parmesan looks good. Has Bell Pepper among ingredients, but apparently at a level my allergies and tastes can accomodate.
Posted by: John A | Mar 6, 2013 3:59:23 PM
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