Wayfayrer Lamb Curry - First Bite
New from Wayfayrer Foods for 2006 is a limited edition, ready-to-eat lamb curry, we gave it a go with some mango chutney and a garlic and coriander naan bread...
Posted: 11 January 2006
Wayfayrer Lamb Curry - First
Weight: 300 grammes
y-to-eat wet food packed in foil pouch for rapid
Very convenient, not unpalatable.
Relatively heavy, needs extra carbohydrate too.
Wayfayer food differs from most camping food in
that it's pre-cooked 'wet' food rather than dehydrated stuff like
most purpose-made camping food. The food comes in a foil pouch and is
heated by immersing in boiling water for eight minutes or you can
simply open and heat as per normal in a pan. The company does a range
of desserts at £2.50 and main meals at £3.50.
Lamb Curry is a new flavour for 2006 and apparently a special
limited edition, so we had it for lunch with some mango chutney and a
naan bread, garlic and coreander if you were wondering.
Er, it comes in a tough foil pouch and shelf life is
a couple of years.
We ate the Lamb Curry indoors rather than out.
Preparation is dead simple, just boil up some water, stick the foil
pouch in it and simmer away for eight minutes or so. The remove the
pouch, cut it open, pour into a bowl and eat.
We chowed on down with some mango chutney and a garlic and
coriander naan. The initial verdict was that it wasn't unpalatable,
though not a patch on the Raj Gourmet's rogan josh. You could taste
the mutton, though the 'medium spicy curry sauce' was a bit insipid
and could have done with some ginger, garlic and a load more
The natural opposition though is ready-made dehydrated camping
food and it's a lot nicer than that. For outdoors use though, it's a
bit heavy and the 300 gramme serving only provides around 315
calories. On top of that there's very little carbohydrate, so you'll
also need to prepare rice or similar to make it a viable meal. It was
also a little watery in consistency.
Finally, you'll have to pack the pouch and plastic wrapper out
We've eaten a lot worse than the Wayfayrer Lamb Curry, but
realistically its main plus is a low hassle factor at the end of a
hard day on the hill. Compared to dehydrated camping food we've used,
it tastes better but is significantly heavier and needs to be
supplemented with some sort of carbohydrate source to make it a
viable meal. If low hassle's your thing though and you don't mind the
extra weight, give it a go. We reckon some of the other options taste
better and we've used the desserts as a morale booster at altitude in
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