The idea of freeze-dried food originates from the actual needs and requests of the Special Forces for lightweight and high-energy foodpacks, at the same time paying extra attention to the taste of the produce as well as its shelf-life. Therefore, Tactical Foodpack created a product line that offers a 8-year shelf-life with no added preservatives or flavour enhancers, keeping its original Estonian qualities. All you need is some hot water, let it rest for a while, and enjoy the great taste straight from the pouch.
Tactical Foodpack also not forgotten about the high energy needs and the comforts of use. They use the freshest ingredients and follow the highest of quality standards. All their products also work with just adding cold water as it is not always possible to heat water. That makes their product suitable also for sailors, alpinists, hikers, and naturally the military. As Tactical Foodpack has been developed by people working in the most complicated and challenging situations, the are convinced that theirr foods meet the highest of standards. They are guided by the Special Forces prinyciple: “Don’t f… with food!”
Freeze-drying is one of the best food-preservation methods. The Indigenous peoples of the Americas living in the Andes, South America, discovered two centuries ago that if they take frozen foods higher up to the mountains, where the air pressure is lower, then the ice crystals start to vaporize, i.e. to sublime. At modern times, this method was taken into use to store food 50 years ago for the American special forces in the Vietnam War.
TASTES JUST LIKE A HOME
Tactical Foodpack production complies with all European requirements. At first, they prepare a perfect dish, where all nutrients are in balance and that tastes just like the real homemade food should taste. They do not use unnecessary additives that would artificially increase the calorific value. The energy you receive from their food is real and gives the necessary “go” to everyone even in the most difficult conditions. The creators of their food know, how important is the home-like taste of food, when you are far away for a long time, away from your beloved ones. Therefore, they have prioritised the taste and texture of food in our products. In addition to the perfect taste, they have also paid attention to the appearance of food, as people are also eating with their eyes.
All ready-to-eat food is freeze-dried, or simply said, firstly, they freeze the food quickly and then they slowly start to raise the temperature. In this long process in a vacuum chamber, all the water is removed from food, leaving about 99.7 % of all the vitamins and nutrients in the food without losing its taste and appearance. Now, if you pour water on food again, it takes its initial shape and form and tastes just as good as before.
In more extreme conditions, it is good to know that since all their dishes are pre-cooked and 100 % freeze-dried, they can also be consumed without adding water, by just eating them as dry snacks. In addition, the food can also be prepared with cold water – it just takes a little longer. However, they recommend you to always eat it warm in order to get the right tasting experience.
PRESERVATION TIME - 8 YEARS
Thanks to this special technology, Tactical Foodpack can offer a “best before” of 8 years. Even after that, the food is completely edible, as the environment created is 99.9 % dry and thus, unsuitable for bacteria. However, after that time, the taste and structure of food may change a bit and in order to ensure the best quality, their preservation time is currently set to 8 years.