Forestia is the new outdoor project by Jomipsa Group, a market leader with more than 30 years experience in the distribution of food rations and all kinds of emergency solutions for humanitarian organisations.
So what are they offering exactly? Forestia has a wide selection of ready-to-eat meals to enjoy outdoors in several formats:
Pouch: Our most basic solution: Just the pouch. The meal inside is ready to be heated and tuck into with your spoon. There is no need to rehydrate it with water; this is real food.
Pouch Plus: Our pouch accompanied by a handy self-heating system. Hot, tasty food without the need to light a fire or carry a camping stove.
Forestia has a wide selection of ready-to-eat meals to enjoy outdoors in several formats…
Full Meal: A kit including our meal, a self-heating system, two additional sidedishes and accessories to enjoy a full meal outdoors. The perfect solution for active tourism, business, outdoor and organized activities.
“Our 100% natural food is prepared and preserved with care and you can choose from a wide range of meals that include Vegan and Vegetarian recipes. Forestia is about choosing our dreams and learning to know our surroundings with an open heart and a brave spirit.”
We were lucky enough to try the Chicken Madras Curry and the Basil Pesto Pasta, both of which were really quite scrummy! I’ve tried loads of boil in the bag or “Bain Marie” as Forestia describe which has been “ok”, however the Forestia offerings are really quite nice.
They’re also a little more substantial than a lot of the competition AND you can Microwave them too if you’re staying in a hostel. The downside is they’re quite expensive, at over £5.00 for each pouch and even more for their other offerings. Also, at 350g each if you’re looking to minimise weight these might not be quite your Croc Monsieur.
A couple of packs of Savoury Rice or Noodles would be a fraction of the weight. That said, given the choice, I know which I’d rather scoff after a hard days hiking!
For further information, checkout the Forestia homepage