Freeze-dried food is the easiest and most lightweight way to take a proper meal with you on your outdoor adventures. At Bogong, we offer great tasting foods from Back Country Foods Limited that are easy to prepare thanks to their Freeze Dri process. Back Country Cuisine is a full range of quick-to-hydrate foods that include freeze-dried vegetables and meats with sauce mixes. With a process that helps the food to retain its natural flavours, you can enjoy delicious meals in just 10 minutes with the addition of boiling water...Read more
Back Country Foods Limited was originally established in 1998 in order to take over the freeze-dried meal business from the Alliance Freezing Company. Alliance was one of the first companies to design freeze-dry food processing for military and commercial use.
The freeze drying process allows goods to be dried using a vacuum evaporation process which means that the foods are completely dried without shrinking during processing. As a result, the prepared food is able to rehydrate faster, which gives you tastier and juicer foods.
The last step of the process involves heat-sealing in foil with the air surrounding the food being replaced with nitrogen gas. This final step allows these meals to last for three years or more without the addition of preservatives.
Back Country Cuisine meals are specifically designed for outdoor enthusiasts. With carefully chosen nutrients, including carbohydrates, protein and fats, these meals can provide the nutrition that you need to keep going throughout your adventure. In addition, the oil and fat content is carefully maintained within the maximum of 30% of total energy. These meals also include vitamins and minerals that are naturally retained thanks to the freeze drying process
Backcountry Cuisine makes a range of tasty meals which include real ingredients, such as meat and vegetables to stop you getting scurvy. Backcountry Cuisine freeze-dried meals are made in New Zealand and are available in single serve (S/S) and Double Serve (D/S) sizes.