Survival Saturday – Pasta Alfredo

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This Survival Saturday’s Selection, for the discriminating gourmand amongst my readers, is Pasta Alfredo by Legacy Premium.  It might be tough to tell from my pix, but this stuff is REALLY vacuumed sealed. It has a little thingamajigger inside to boot! Just so you know it’s legit vacuum. Once again, all pictures should be clickable for ease of viewing.

 

Things Needed:

6 Cups Water

2 tablespoons butter

1 Package Pasta Alfredo

 

Ingredients:

Pasta (wheat flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate (iron), thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), Coconut Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Cheddar Cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, cheese cultures, enzymes), Whey, Sea Salt, Garlic, Onion, Sodium Caseinate, Maltodextrin, Butter (cream, water, salt), Parsley, Non Fat Milk, Yeast Extract, Butter Milk, Spice, Dried Cane Syrup, Silicon Dioxide, Natural Parmesan Cheese Flavor, Mono & Diglycerides, High Oleic Acid Sunflower Oil, Disodium Phosphate, Carrot, Natural Flavor, Tocopherols, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

 

Allergens/Additional Info:

ALLERGENS
Wheat, Milk. This product is produced on equipment that also processes products containing Egg, Soy, Milk, Tree Nuts and Peanut.
ADDITIONAL INFO
  • Pouch Makes 6 Prepared Cups
  • Net Weights 4 serv. = 13.6 ounces
  • 386 grams
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegetarian
  • Uses Sea Salt
  • No Trans Fats
  • Low Cholesterol

 

Directions:

4 servings/1 Pouch – Bring 6 cups water to boil. Slowly whisk in entire package. Reduce heat to a medium boil. Cook for 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons of butter. Let sit 3-5 minutes prior to serving.

Once again, I used a bamboo spoon instead of a whisk and it seemed to be ok.

 

Impressions:

This package of Pasta Alfredo had a LOT more in it than the Tortilla Soup. It’s a big selling point on the Legacy page about how much you get. It also made a difference that this was a pasta based dish and not just a thick soup.

It had a pull tab to open it, so I didn’t need scissors like I did with the Tortilla soup package.  Little things like that might not make a huge difference, but if things are so bad that you’re eating this stuff involuntarily, then something little like that just might make your day that much easier.

Once we brought the water to boiling and stirred in the package, we stirred it every 5 minutes and left the cover off. The package said to simmer for 15 minutes and the online directions [which I included] said for a medium boil. We simmered for 15 minutes and then upped the temp and boiled for another 5. It was pretty soupy at the 15min mark. With the additional time and temp it was a bit thicker. Next time I’d definitely do the boil for the whole time.

There was a lot. Definitely more than the 2 of us could eat in one meal. The 4 servings was for real this time.

 

Mrs B enjoyed her bowl’s worth. I think it helped that today was only in the high 30’s and a nice hot bowl of noodles is exactly what she calls for. She said it was better than some of the frozen dinner varieties of alfredo she’s had in the past. She really enjoyed it and claimed the leftovers. Did I mention how big the portions were?

Me, on the other hand …. I found it rather bland. There was a hint of “alfredo” but reminded me more of a campbells cream of mushroom soup with noodles. I was satisfied after one bowl and had no desire to eat more. She got no fight from me about the leftovers. I think some salt and pepper sprinkled on a bowlful might have helped.  This was exactly what I expected from “Survival Food”; serviceable and something to wolf down to fill your daily caloric need.

Once again, we both took a flintstones multi, as it appears that ALL survival food is more caloric than anything.

With this being non-spicy and cheesey noodley,  neither of us foresee any problems or need for a Later Impressions. If something really bad comes about, I’ll make a comment 🙂

 

bookstooge

 

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23 thoughts on “Survival Saturday – Pasta Alfredo

  1. How long are the packets good for? Do they expire?

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  2. “…but if things are so bad that you’re eating this stuff involuntarily…” I was rolling on the floor laughing at this point, because here you are eating it voluntarily and, well, you know, that just made me smile 😀 Thanks for your sacrifice in reviewing this stuff for us, I didn’t even think to look at reviews when we bought our survival food stock. My guess it’ll probably end up being pretty bland too, dammit. Gotta remember to add a big box of salt to the emergency stash…

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Flavoring will go a LONG way to making this stuff more palatable. I’m just eating it plain on purpose so I get the full “experience”.

      I know exactly what you mean about voluntarily, etc.

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  3. Pasta is life. Nice to hear it’s excellent survival food too. It would probably be the main thing I’d stock up on. 😀

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  4. savageddt says:

    I loooove me some alfredo! Yum🙂

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  5. Manuel Antao says:

    Is there a store selling this kind of stuff where you live?

    Last time I went to a huge supermarket in Lisbon and asked for this kind of provisions the clerk looked at me sideways…I think I might guess what he was thinking.

    Or do you buythis stuff online? I must go online and look for this stuff. You’ve got me curious…

    if the survival pack means living off only Baked Beans and Spam then I think the living would envy the dead…

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    • Bookstooge says:

      There “might” be physical re-sellers, but I’ve only ever dealt with both companies online. I think I included a link in each post to the respective companies. However, I suspect they are probably US only.
      You’d probably have to find a “reputable” company in Portugal or in “Europe”.

      I suspect that a lot of their business comes from people who do a lot of camping or hiking and not so much from Preppers. I could see this stuff being great to sit in a cabin year round.

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  6. While I enormously appreciate your and Mrs. Bookstooge’s efforts to teach us about survival, I can’t keep myself from thinking that I’d rather go out with the first wave of whatever apocalyptic event might happen
    😀 😀 Blame it on being raised by both my mother’s and my grandmother’s amazing cooking… 😉

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  7. Rebecca says:

    Looks tasty actually! Might be good with vacuum sealed broccoli thrown in (if they make such a thing).

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  8. Well, if you look at the positives – it’s good to see that all of it is edible and not super disgusting 😀 If you have some available, you could throw in some herbs or spices to give it some more flavour but even if not, you won’t starve!

    I always have to make my own cheesy sauce…the packaged one, doesn’t matter which brand, NEVER tastes like cheese at all. It’s always just a creamy white sauce^^

    ..Or maybe I just like it super cheesy.

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  9. Well it’s good that there was lots of it, even if it was a bit bland… then again I don’t know how much bland food I can eat. I guess, the one thing I’m really looking forward to during the apocalypse is weight loss 😉

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    • Bookstooge says:

      That is a great idea.
      I’ll patent the Apocalypto Diet. Guaranteed to help you lose the pounds, or you’ll die!
      Now there’s motivation!

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      • hahaha why thank you!! Yes- especially if there’s zombies involved 😉 I read somewhere recently that those who aren’t fit die first in the zombie apocalypse- so time to get in shape 😉 I also imagine being overweight makes you more appetising to zombies, cos there’s more to eat… (I’ve given this a lot of thought, clearly)

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  10. […] Pasta Alfredo   I was pretty meh about it but Mrs Bookstooge really enjoyed it. A complete role reversal from the previous month. […]

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