Calories per ounce

Finding high calories per ounce food for polar exploration is difficult.  Mountain House products used to have a higher caloric content in their food.  However, sources around Jackson indicate that customers complained the meals were not healthy.  As the only time most anyone will ever eat a freeze dried on a regular basis, I don’t think this is a big deal but I’m not being beat up by consumers, either.

<soapbox> After hiking 20 miles, will anyone complain about 80 more calories in a meal?  No, that person will be starving and wish they had more to eat.

As such, I have compiled a list of potential meals I’ll be eating.  The top five in calories per ounce will be my dinner meal for the duration of the expedition.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food, 2 Serving Meals
September 1, 2012
Item Code Weight(oz) Servings Cal/serving Total Cals Cal/oz
Macaroni & cheese 53158 6.81 3.0 310 930 136.6
Rice & chicken 53105 6.38 3.0 280 840 131.7
Chili mac/beef 53128 4.80 2.5 240 600 125.0
Lasagna meat sauce 53127 4.80 2.5 240 600 125.0
Chicken a la King 53111 6.35 3.0 260 780 122.8
Beef stew 53114 4.30 2.5 210 525 122.1
Spaghetti meat sauce 53108 4.51 2.5 220 550 122.0
Mex. style chicken rice 53144 5.40 3.0 210 630 116.7
Noodles & chicken 53131 4.73 2.5 220 550 116.3
Sweet sour pork rice 53134 6.10 2.5 280 700 114.8
Potato cheddar broccoli 53162 4.37 2.5 200 500 114.4
Chicken mash potatoes 53170 3.70 2.0 210 420 113.5
Beef Teryaki/rice 53123 5.75 2.5 260 650 113.0
New Orleans Rice shrimp ham 53197 5.11 2.5 230 575 112.5
Chicken teryaki rice 53124 5.01 2.5 220 550 109.8
Chicken white bean chili 53199 4.80 2.5 150 375 78.1

 

Since the most important column falls off the edge of the blog, I’ve included the original Excel File of the analysis.

Mountain House calories sep 2012

Please note note all Mountain House products have been included.  Only the ones I’m likely to eat.

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