Gather ‘round, hunters and gatherers — gourmet wild boar is today’s featured feast. This hearty bowl of provisions is brimming with chunks of seasoned wild boar, oven-roasted brussel sprouts, caramelized onions, chopped apple, and wild rice with a little ginger zip. Butter and a touch of balsamic vinegar elevate this meal to comfort food levels. Just add water — can you believe it?
To eat, add 12 oz boiling water to the pouch. Eat up!
Wild Rice (Wild Rice, Fresh Orange Juice, Ground Ginger, Black Pepper), Wild Boar (Wild Boar, Fresh Orange Juice, Smoked Sea Salt, Sage, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Ground Ginger), Caramelized Onions, Apple, Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Brussels Sprouts, Soy Sauce (Water, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Salt), Butter (Cream, Natural Flavor), Balsamic Vinegar (Balsamic Vinegar, Contains Naturally Occurring Sulfites), Kosher Salt, Black Pepper)
Tested the Wild Boar with a group of 8 people on a 10 day Backpacking trip. Served it up as a treat halfway through the trip. People loved it. I personally added a dash to hot Sauce to round out the experience. We all recommend the dish.
I had my doubts about it being ready in "3" minutes!?, but it was. Best...trail...food...ever... My fellow backpackers were extremely jealous after trying and/or hearing me say how good this stuff was.
The flavor was great, the texture was great, overall one of my favorite trail meals. It does come out a little watery (but that just turns into a nice "broth" you can drink at the end) and it did take about twice as long to rehydrate the rice fully than the directions said, but still not as long as any other brand I've tried. Would definitely order again!
I have tried tons of freeze dried meals from many brands, the hearty harvest bowl is my new favorite. The meat was especially good and didn't have the usual freeze dried texture. The meal also rehydrated much faster than some other, which is nice. The Brussels were chunky, much bigger than the pieces veg is usually cut into in freeze dried meals. I will be buying more, I hope they expand their menu!
I got few different flavored meals a few weeks back and finally go to try the Hearty Harvest Bowl today. I can say hands down it's my new favorite backpacking meal. I've tried tons of them over the years and this one is above and beyond any other. The chunks of pork are nice and big, the apples are great, and even the brussel sprouts are good. I still have a few others to try, but once I do I will be ordering a bunch for this summer. Thanks