My mother gave me some of Mountain House's dried food to take to work and see if I like it. I was game to try it because it was something different and I didn't have to pack a lunch!
Sorry, I meant to take a picture before I opened the bag but my hunger got the best of me and I forgot.
The food is meant for camping and backpacking, or even emergencies. All you do is add boiling water and let it sit. I used the hot water maker at work as my "boiling water" and estimated about how much of the water I was supposed to pour in. (Hey, you improvise sometimes while camping too.)
So I followed the directions and then ate it out of the pouch (as you're supposed to do.) It was really good. And not just "I'll eat this because I didn't pack anything else." I really enjoyed it. So far the only kind I've tried is their Noodles and Chicken meal but it is definitely something I'd bring along with me if/when I go camping or backpacking. All you've got to do is add water and voila! Magic.
So if you're thinking about getting some, I'd probably recommend it.
Have you tried any freeze dried meals before?