Healthy Dehydrated Food
Firepot has been five years in the making. As adventurists trekking through Greenland, we wanted our hikes to be punctuated by slow-cooked, natural food that tasted delicious. We wanted a healthy, hearty meal that didn’t weigh us down or keep us waiting. And we couldn’t find it anywhere.
So we made our own in a Dorset barn — delicious, nutritious, dehydrated slow-cooked meals inspired by our travels. We’ve kept it lightweight and easy to use so it can be enjoyed from the heights of the Himalayas to the fjords of Chile. All you have to do is add water.
Our recipes have been developed over months of tweaking, experimenting with flavour combinations and trying out different ingredients to maximise nutrition, not just taste. We’ve taken each of our ingredients and worked out how to ensure it arrives in your bowl just as it would in your own kitchen — delicious, perfectly cooked, with its nutritional integrity.
How do we compare?
Firepot Nutritional Value
All of our food is nutritious, delicious and simple. You’ll recognise all the ingredients and you won’t find any artificial additives, flavourings or preservatives. We only add salt as you would at home - for flavour.
And not only does our food taste good, but it’s exactly what you need to fuel any adventure. For example, our Chilli con Carne provides…
60% of your recommended protein
30% of your recommended carbohydrate
35% of your recommended fibre
...and only 18% of your recommended salt intake
(Based on the recommended daily intake for a UK male)
Firepot Quality Ingredients
Typically, the ingredients of a freeze-dried meal are dried separately and mixed together by the producer, so the only time the flavours actually meet is in your pouch when you add water. This means the taste feels like it's 'missing something'. We call it time on the hob - a slow cooking technique we use in all our recipes.
Many of our competitors' meals also feature large quantities of palm oil - an ingredient we will never use.
Our rule of thumb is we only use familiar ingredients you would find in a kitchen cupboard, not a mass-market corporate kitchen. Take a look at how we compare.
* Average statistics taken from a range of competitors with same menu item in Sept 2019.
** From an actual competitor’s Chilli Con Carne ingredients.
In June 2019 we invested in new cooking and packing equipment to allow us to scale up our production.
The project was part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.