Good-to-Go is a new gourmet camping food company that’s on a mission to create the best tasting and nutritious dehydrated camping meals available today. Based in Maine, they bring a Down Home sensibility to their dehydrated meals which are gluten-free and available as vegetarian or pescatarian entrees.
My wife and I tried three Good-to-Go meals this weekend while car camping in New Hampshire and enjoyed them thoroughly. Their Thai Curry (my favorite) has a real kick to it, the Smoked Three Bean Chili is filling and has an excellent smokey aftertaste, and the Herbed Mushroom Risotto is smooth and creamy. Once rehydrated, you really wouldn’t know that these meals were rehydrated from a bag and not cooked fresh.
Unlike many other dehydrated meals, it’s not necessary to add extra boiling water (beyond that specified in the instructions)to these meals to get them to rehydrate properly (1.25 cups per bag), although they do take 20 minutes to fully rehydrate. This is considerably longer than many other dehydrated camping meals, but it’s well worth the wait. The added rehydration time means that Good-to-Go can dehydrate more elaborate and complex recipes and use more natural and healthy ingredients than other prepared food manufactures, which means a better tasting food experience!
Once you add boiling water to each meal, you will want to keep them warm in an insulated food cozy while they rehydrate, so make sure to pack one on your trip. In terms of portion size, my wife found that three packages fed two people for dinner, without any left overs, as you can see below!
Good-to-Go meals are available from Amazon.com (click here).
Disclosure: Good-to-Go provided Philip Werner (SectionHiker.com) with free samples of these meals for this review.