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> (In reply to alicia)
> (c) I am at home in the photo (and no, I wouldn't have taken a photo if I hadn't been asked to send one in!) because I don't own a stove and I'm certainly not about to go buy a stove so that I can take it out into the hills and provide you with a more authentic-looking photo.
> Sorry to snipe; but you've got to love the irony!
Sorry, I've been away climbing and missed the rest of this discussion, but this post made me laugh enough that I had to reply. Do you want to know why I don't own a stove? Because my regular climbing partner and I consider it a bit soft to bother with hot food when out in the hills!
Does that also help at all towards understanding why I'm finding the replies complaining about the taste not being good enough a bit, well, amusing?
To the people saying the meals aren't enough food for a full meal--you *may* want to read the review, in which I mention this issue.
To the people worried about trans fats: if you eat a healthy diet on a regular basis when at home (and as outdoorsy people I'm going to assume that you do) then I'd have to say that the least of your long term health concerns is a bit of trans fat in something you eat on a climbing trip.
To Aiden(?)--I'm surprised that with all your running experience you chose to try out a new food in the middle of a race! I've done that before when I was new to long distance running but quickly learnt my lesson...