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Food Review: Market Street Classics Premium Chili with Beans

Market Street Classics Premium Chili with

Pouch foods, also known as meals ready to eat (MRE, a label borrowed from the military), became a staple for the U.S. military in 1981.  Survivalists and preppers soon started demanding commercial pouch food products and their convenience has attracted a much larger consumer base since.  As the commercial offerings of pouch foods improved in both quality and variety, so too has their popularity.  In addition to those survivalists and preppers, pouch foods are now in favor with resort campers, remote vacationers, and even business travel pros who pack a few meals in their luggage for when things don't go quite as planned. 

Heat-and-serve pouch foods are handy as heck, easily portable, take up less storage space than canned, plastic packaged, or boxed foods, and won't break, shatter, or spill if dropped.  Having a small portion of your pantry dedicated to pouch foods is something you may want to consider, even if just for the 'available in the event of an emergency' aspect of it.

Today I'm reviewing Market Street Classics Premium Chili with Beans.  Other Market Street options include beef stew and chunk chicken breast.

Featuring pinto and kidney beans, it is a bean-forward chili.  The portion of beef crumbles is less-than-generous and the gravy is rather bland, heavy on the tomato, but light on the spice.  The overall texture of the chili leans mushy, not unlike Hormel, perhaps the worst chili on the planet.  Thankful to have the availability of pouch foods in my pantry, especially in a food emergency, I still came away a bit disappointed in the taste, especially for a so-called 'premium' product.

Available on Amazon and eBay starting at about $6 a pouch and up (depending on the seller), I'm giving Market Street Classics Premium Chili with Beans 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars.  With two servings per 15-ounce pouch, it's a convenient product, but unfortunately not the tastiest and a bit pricey.  I need to explore other pouch food options before making this a repeat meal.

3 stars

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike

Related: Food Review: Southgate All Beef Chili with beans

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Your right I seasoned the pouch for better taste.

Austin Hicks

I added extra ground beef, onions, and green peppers. I also added a bit of chili powder.

David Nethers

Bland can't find anything resembling meat in it beans and tomato is all you taste certainly not worth $6 was totally disappointed after trying the stew whitch I liked

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