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Stowaways, Food for the Journey: Review.

As many of you will know, in September I had the opportunity to visit the AMAZON RAINFOREST! I took part in a field trip with my uni to Colombia to study the ecosystems of the area. I was a little bit worried about what I was going to eat and decided that I would take some food with me on the trip (it turns out I didn’t need to worry too much, but you can never be too prepared).

Stowaways-logoMy boyfriend’s parents attended one of the boat show’s and came across this little Yorkshire based company called Stowaways, which specialise food for journeys, they are ideal because you don’t need to refrigerate them and they can be eaten cold (ideal when you’re in the middle of the rainforest and you didn’t pack a portable microwave). I think they market towards sailors, but are ideal for backpackers, campers, cyclists as they aren’t ask bulky or heavy as tins and the packets they come in are easy to squeeze into the nooks and crannies of your bag (which is you’re anything like me, will be packed to the brim).

The following meals are gluten free:

Chunky Vegetable Chilli
Coq au Vin
Chicken Balti Saag
Chilli Con Carne
Lancashire Hotpot
Carrot and Coriander Soup
Tomato and Basil Soup

I tried the Chunky Vegetable Chilli, which was lovely and had a real spicy kick to it. It was lovely to have some flavour in a ready meal, which you rarely get. The texture was good and not sloppy or mushy. The Chicken Balti Saag was also delcious, it would have been lovely with some rice round a campfire (however cold, eaten in the middle of the boiling savanna, it didn’t show me all of its qualities). I didn’t eat them all, but ready for my next camping trips the Coq au Vin, Chillii Con Carne and Lancashire Hotpot.

According to the ‘About Us’ section of their website…

The reason for the following recipes not being gluten free is listed alongside each dish:

Venison Casserole – Pearl Barley
Beef in Ale – Roasted Barley
Vegetable Broth – Pearl Barley,
Sausage Casserole – Breadcrumb in the Sausages
Chicken & Bacon Pasta – Pasta

They were delcious and if you’re planning on a trip soon I’d recommend you buy them. They are available to buy online, and are reasonably priced at around £2.99 each.

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