Make & Model - AlpineAire Kung Pao Chicken
Package Size - 5.25 ounces
Servings Per Package - 2
Calories Per Serving - 270
Approximate Shelf Life - 5 years
Prep Method / Prep Time - Add boiling water to package / 10-12 minutes
MSRP / Cost Per Ounce - $6.75 / $1.29
URL - http://www.alpineaire.com
Noodles with diced chicken, roasted peanuts, peas, tomato flakes, garlic, green onion, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
Tester #1: Patrick Vuong
I was so ready to write a sarcastically scathing review of how fake this “Asian” food tasted. But I can't — it's actually delicious. It's not the same as eating Cantonese in Vancouver or Szechuan in San Francisco, but for grid-down cuisine it's better than some dishes I've had in L.A.'s Chinatown. It doesn't offer a ton of calories, but it packs plenty of protein and a relatively low amount of sodium. Plus, AlpineAire's packaging has measurement lines on the side so you know how much water to add if you're stuck in the boonies without a measuring cup.
Tester #2: John Schwartze
This is pretty darn tasty. Would definitely get this one again. Sodium and fat aren't as high as some of the other brands, and the convenience of cooking it in the bag gives it another advantage. Those with allergies to peanuts, soy, or wheat might not want this particular flavor, but I can say this is in the top three for me in terms of taste. Unless you're not a fan of Asian food, I'd recommend this one highly. Flavorful and easy to make.
Tester #3: Patrick McCarthy
We eat with our eyes first, and the bright green whole peas provide instant visual appeal in this dish. The noodles are cooked nicely, and I enjoyed the garlicky sauce, though the roasted peanuts overshadow some of the subtler flavors. A dash of fresh soy sauce or sriracha would take it to the next level, but it's pretty good as is. The ingredients list says there's cocoa powder in here — fortunately I didn't taste that.
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