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What happens if I eat a silica packet?

Let’s just say it’s NOT recommended. You should definitely take out the silica packet before eating. If you notice that it’s still in there while you’re eating, just pull it out. If you do accidentally swallow one, it won’t be digested and will just come out the other side. While some contain toxic additives, ours don’t.

i filled it to the line on the bag, but it feels under/oversaturated what's up and what do i do?

Chances are it has something to do with altitude or that batch of food. Either way, use your best judgment when it comes to hydration. If you’re at a higher altitude, you may need to add more water. As for different batches, some require more water, others require less. The line on the bag is a guide. Be conservative and just add water to the line at first. Add more if you think you need more. 

Can I burn these bags?

Please don’t. While we are working on a solution that is either recyclable or compostable/burnable, our current packages do contain a small amount of plastic. So please, pack it in and pack it out.

When will more flavors be launched? What about breakfast and dessert?

We hear ya, and we’re on it. At least six flavors are in the works, including breakfasts and desserts. We’re playing around in the kitchen right now. Please check back soon.

How long does it take to rehydrate the meals?

About 8 to 12 minutes. Add boiling water, kick back and talk to your friends or watch the sunset while you wait. Those minutes will sail right by.

Do I need to cook it?

You need to pour boiling water over it and let it rehydrate, but that's it!

Do I really only add boiling water?

Yes. That’s it. Really.

Why don't you have vegan meals?

We're workin' on it! And it's going to be EPIC.

What is the shelf life?

We provide a "Best By" date of 3 years from the day it is packed, except for the Rigatoni, which carries a "Best By" date of 6 months from the day it is packed.

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