Jun 29, 2006 at 8:15 pm #1218906
@oiboyroiLocale: South West US
Has anyone tried this out before? I’ve tried their individual meals and they seem pretty good, but I’m looking for other opinions. Any meals that don’t taste good?
RoyJun 30, 2006 at 6:54 am #1358752
@david_bonnLocale: North Cascades
I like their food and have bought quite a bit in bulk.
Keep in mind that it adds up to a lot of food, so unless you really like something and aren’t likely to get sick of it and are out a lot of days you are going to have a lot of leftover tabouli.
I’d say that the instant potatos and beans, while good, have much cheaper competition that is nearly as good. The soups and pasta dishes (the chili mac and corn chowder both are awesome) are much better deals.
All of her food is a little bland, and for me a fair amount of spices are required to keep my morale up.Jun 30, 2006 at 3:02 pm #1358773
I tried and liked both the veggie pasta and the chilimac. I would order both in bulk.
Didn’t care for the instant potatoes and the oatmeal was so/so.Jul 2, 2006 at 2:35 am #1358845
@oiboyroiLocale: South West US
Thanks for the resopnses!Jul 2, 2006 at 6:29 am #1358848
@ccorbridgeLocale: Southern Oregon
I’ve tryed many of her dishes and use them often. I like Red Pesto Pasta, Alfredo Pasta, Santa Fe Pasta, Black Bean Corn Chowder, Lentil Pilav, Lentil Bisque.
I add brewers yeast to some cayenne pepper to others.Oct 26, 2006 at 3:00 pm #1365587
Joe KusterBPL Member
I do like a fair amount of MJ’s foods, however I wouldn’t recommend buying bulk on anything you haven’t tried. There are a few things I’ve purchased (1 serving thankfully) that I found simply unpalatable.
Most of the pastas are fail safe, I really dig the breakfast frittatas but their mashed potatoes were very, very disappointing for me. Their stuff runs a tid bit on the bland side for those watching their sodium so pack some spices depending on your preference.
Either way, I definately suggest giving them a shot.Nov 2, 2006 at 7:45 pm #1366089
@eaglembLocale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
If you find one you like, go for it, but as others have said, it’s a lot of food you’d need to consume prior to expiration dates. I like the Organic Buttery Herb Pasta, Alfredo and the Potatoes.
MikeBDec 3, 2006 at 6:34 pm #1369258
Laurie Ann MarchMember
@laurie_annLocale: Ontario, Canada
I’ve only had the black bean hummus and the breakfast frittattas. Both were excellent products in my opinion.Dec 10, 2006 at 6:47 pm #1370368
@bhoofnagleLocale: Rocky Mountains
I was delighted to find MJ's in searching for healthy, easy options for my thru-hike on the AT. I bought the black bean and refried beans for staples. I mixed them with cous cous and rice to stretch them out and supply more calories. The result was bland slop every night. By adding grains to the beans I may have diluted flavor, but no matter what I'd still recommend bringing some salt and pepper if you choose to take them into the backcountry. The Santa fe pasta, Chilimac, and couch potatoes were all about the same:lacking flavor when anything tastes good after long miles.
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