Survival Saturday – Creamy a la King


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Today we were visiting my brother and sis-n-law, Mr & Mrs W.C. Bombfunk. I was playtesting my homemade MTG Knight deck with Bombfunk and it was late enough by the time we were done that I asked him if  he and the Mrs would be interested in cooking and trying one of the survival food packs. He readily assented and I hauled out the package.


Creamy a la King by Legacy Premium. The cover on the package was less than helpful and even by looking at the ingredients all I could tell was that it appeared to be rice based. I was guessing a creamy cheese and rice.


Ingredients & Allergens:



Nutritional Info:




Things Needed:

6 cups water

1 package Creamy a la King

Optional items:



Aged cheddar cheese

Oyster crackers




Bombfunk did the cooking, as after our Mom, he’s the cook in the family.  He did this in a soup pot and said next time, he’d consider using a large skillet to make the cooking a little more even. He cooked the stuff for 15 and that was just right. The rice wasn’t crunchy and most of the water had been absorbed at that point.

He let it stand for 10minutes afterwards while he cooked himself some bacon.


Even Great Cooks can burn the bacon!






It looked a little watery at first, but here, you can see how thick it really is:



Mrs Bookstooge and Mrs Bombfunk added peas and crumbled cheese to their bowls, while Bombfunk added the crunchy bacon to his and I had peas and oyster crackers.



Halfway through my bowl I went back and crumbled up some cheddar and added it to my bowl. It really needed it, as it was rather bland and the salty sharpness of the cheddar gave it some much needed bite. The peas simply added some color and the oyster crackers, well, considering it was a thick rice dish, really weren’t needed.  I had a ginger lime diet coke, Mrs B had water and the W.C. Bombfunks both partook of a hard mikes.

There was a very faint astringent taste at first, but as soon as I added the cheddar I didn’t taste it at all. I ate my whole bowl, as did Bombfunk and Mrs B, but Mrs Bombfunk could only handle about 2 spoonfuls. This package made a HUGE amount and even with all 4 of us taking a bowl apiece, there was enough left over for at least 2-3 more servings. No one wanted more though, not even me. So we tossed the leftovers and decided this would be something we ate last in a survival situation. Wait until we’re good and starving, you know? Starving makes EVERYTHING taste better!!


Lessons Learned:

Make your relatives eat this with you so nobody has to eat so much. And, misery loves company 😀

Next time, I’d add some diced celery for crunch and we’d definitely have to add some sort of spices or something to help with the blandness.


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43 thoughts on “Survival Saturday – Creamy a la King

  1. Rebecca says:

    Mmm… silicon dioxide! Also, it doesn’t look too bad and would def be tastier with bacon!

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  2. Boy if I was in such dire straits that I would be resorting to survival food, probably the last thing I would have in mind to eat is creamy a la king. Seriously, nothing fancy, just give me spam 😛

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  3. YouKneeK says:

    I always look forward to these posts. 🙂 This one doesn’t really look appealing to me at all, not even first thing in the morning when I’m hungry!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      What?! Not even peas and a green coke and burned bacon is enough? Aye yi yi, you people are SO picky 😉

      Glad you look forward to them. It is fun to make and post up as well…

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      • YouKneeK says:

        LOL, bacon needs to be a little burnt so that it’s properly crispy. I’d rather eat burnt bacon than limp, chewy bacon! I suspect bacon would be very difficult to come by in a survival situation, though…

        The Ginger Lime Diet Coke was also of interest. I’ve never seen it in that flavor before. I’ll have to keep an eye out! I’m not sure if I’d care for that flavor, but one has to try these things.

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        • Bookstooge says:

          The ginger was extremely subtle and the lime was just like a lime diet coke. I almost would have to have a regular diet coke next to it and drink them both a sip at a time to determine the difference.

          Bombfunk was saying how they needed to lay in an emergency supply of salted bacon just to address that very issue. Mrs Bombfunk, however, put the kabosh on that saying she wasn’t having any kegs of salted bacon in HER cupboards 😀

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  4. Every time I order survival food that comes from American companies, it gets lost in the post and I have to fight for a refund! I really need a reliable supplier close to home that I can just go to and buy it myself. Need to start researching that.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Best of luck with that. I know I am thankful to be here in US in that regards.
      I wish I could help you out but both companies I bought from are based strictly in the US.


  5. LOL about the “misery loves company” comment, indeed! Before reading that I was thinking that the best thing one could say about the whole concoction – at least from the pictures – was that it looked bland. Hence the need to add all those strong-flavored items.
    My deepest sympathy goes to Mrs. Mrs Bombfunk who could only handle two spoonfuls of the… Meal from Outer Space (also known as “in the kitchen, no one can hear you scream – in horror”)
    😀 😀 😀

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  6. hehehe I love that your brought your relatives into this experiment 😉 Bland food is the worst, but yes, starving definitely makes everything taste better 😉

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Just because he’s in his 30’s doesn’t mean I can’t boss him around like the younger brother he is!

      Honestly, I hope that the money I spent on this stuff is wasted money. I’d gladly not have to experience a situation that is so bad that I’m forced to eat this stuff. But I’ve got it just in case…

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  7. Misery loves company they say 😉 Or is it the family that plays together stays together? I probably would have just stuck with the crackers and coke 😛

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  8. HAHA misery loves company 😂😂 Okay thank you for the tip!

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  9. Nicole says:

    I can’t get over the name of this packet. Creamy WHAT a la King? Augh.

    Though, this is a good reminder that I really NEED to put together the Earthquake Kit I’ve been procrastinating, and throw in some survival food items while I’m at it.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Having a “go bag” is something everyone should have. We have one with all our important docs as well some emergency stuff. It’s good for everything except a blizzard and power loss 😀

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      • Nicole says:

        As I get more settled in one place, I forget the need to be able to pick up and go quickly. It seems this is a lesson I learn every time I move, but then when it’s been a while since the last move (nearly 8 years, in this case) I get lax. Must work on that.

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  10. […] into the whole thing. It’s always more fun when you can share a bad experience with others. Creamy a la King was anything but King of the food. It’s getting pushed to the back of the food line or maybe […]


  11. savageddt says:

    Almost missed out on this post as I was saving it for when i had time to sit down and read. I love these posts mate. Does the Bombfunks also blog?

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  12. Starving during an apocalypse would definitely make ANYTHING taste better and amazing. Even people… 😮 Hmm… People or Creamy a la King… Decisions, decisions… Right? 😀

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    • Bookstooge says:

      hahahahaaa! I laughed pretty good at this 😀

      And honestly, it WOULD be a hard decision. Especially if there was a big fat person in the area who could feed me for weeks!

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      • Hahahahahah right now I’m extremely disgusted by the idea, but damn… during an apocalypse?!? Don’t be surprised if I do. 🤣🤣🤣

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        • Bookstooge says:

          Heck, if it was cannibalism or starve to death, I’d choose cannibalism. But once you move into the whole realm of killing someone for food, then yeah, I’d have to starve.

          Aaaaand I just realized I wrote some sentences about being a cannibal. Aye yi yi, see the paths comments lead you down? Shameful!

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  13. Manuel Antao says:

    Yep. Crappy food must be eaten in tandem…For me to eat this I’d have to know that there’d be something afterwards for dessert… like the Yorkshire Pudding wrap! Crispy on the edge and lovely and squidgy in the middle part that’s wrapped around the yummy roast beef (in my case) and veg…lol

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