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Radix freeze-dried meals?

PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2020 12:46 pm
by Stew63
Just wondered if anyone has any experience with Radix freeze-dried meals from NZ? Are they a healthier alternative to BackCountry products? Opinions?

Re: Radix freeze-dried meals?

PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2020 5:34 pm
by rustyjus
I looked into them at one stage... they look great.

but ended up ordering freezdried meals from this mob in Wanaka .... http://www.localdehy.co.nz

I find on the longer walks, I crave for whole foods and vegetables and less additives.

Re: Radix freeze-dried meals?

PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2020 6:24 pm
by Kott
I tried them while I was hiking in NZ. they dont seem to have any crap in them and taste alright

Re: Radix freeze-dried meals?

PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2020 7:16 pm
by Aardvark
Not long after they first became available we had some sent by post to our south island destination. What appealed to us was the better nutritional profile.
We weren't disappointed at all and they were a welcome range to the previous use of 'Backcountry' options.

Re: Radix freeze-dried meals?

PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2020 8:09 pm
by Neo
Surely most any edible items would be better than BackCountry meals! Crieky, have tried two and a dessert, so salty and processed, the latter like a bowl of sugar. How does that stuff still exist :(

Re: Radix freeze-dried meals?

PostPosted: Tue 02 Jun, 2020 8:20 am
by Kott
yeah...that's one thing that still blows my mind, hoow people eat crap food like backcountry etc.
If anything, Radix was a tad salty but then again...we kind of need the salt if we are active and end up sweating all day.

I usually just tend to use this kind of food on longer hikes and only for dinners

Re: Radix freeze-dried meals?

PostPosted: Tue 02 Jun, 2020 1:41 pm
by Stew63
Thanks for all the replies :D
Was placing an order just now for the shipment of Radix but most of the ones I wanted are all out of stock and none of their chicken meals can be sent to Australia. Bummer...

I'm wary of my daily sodium intake and set myself a tracked limit of ~1350mg/day - but when it comes to lightweight hiking food it's difficult to plan around only 1350mg/day as everything has so much salt. Jerky, noodles, salamis, bread, cheese etc. The sodium in most Radix meals (apart from a couple) is about ~700mg/meal which is similar to a frozen SuperFoods 'healthy' meal from Woolies.

I don't puke from eating the BackCountry meals they're okayish - not expecting 5 star dining from a packet and they are readily available and do the job - better than the hiking crap we use to eat in the '70s. The Radix just look a bit healthier.