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Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 15 Nov 2020, 8:14am
by nomm
I am very much a constant eater on rides - think my tiny svelte body type doesn't help

I hate energy gel/bars and can't understand all these people whizzing their plastic bikes along, without stopping to look at the countryside or have a coffee/pint/cake, trying to best some unattainable figure - none the less each to their own

I am going to go with a thermos - lentil soup or a dhal, pitta, bread and butter - along side the usual home made snacks (my mums fruit loaf still rules and I am yet to make something that bests it) - I think my larger carradice may become the go to with 2x thermos :lol:

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 15 Nov 2020, 8:36am
by paddler
Turns out you can make your own powdered milk at home, should you want to. It's a way of preserving it for a while I suppose.

https://youtu.be/Ymm1RUxwyVc

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 16 Nov 2020, 12:59am
by Rmr25
Jdsk wrote:Constituents of Nido:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nido_(brand)

I can't find anything for Nido Full Fat... should that be Full Cream?
https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/taste-of-the-world/nido-instant-full-cream-milk-powder-400g-7923918-p
also contains soy lecithin.

Jonathan

Sorry, full cream it is.

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 5:52pm
by Jdsk
I hadn't heard about Nido before this. I know what's in it. What do people like about it, please?

Thanks

Jonathan

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 6:13pm
by simonineaston
Long, long shelf life. Means I always have access to full fat milk, whatever the weather. Winter months, not so much of an issue, with respect to fresh milk spoiling but summer months, gives me ready access to milk for my muesli / porridge which are staples for me, when touring.

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 7:21pm
by Jdsk
Thanks

Jonathan

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 7:17am
by Rmr25
Jdsk wrote:I hadn't heard about Nido before this. I know what's in it. What do people like about it, please?

Thanks

Jonathan

As cyclist & backpacker I have used Nido for many years because I think it's the best dried milk available.
I measure the amount I need and carry in a ziplock bag, it's lightweight, mixes well and keeps well. Another ziplock containing coffee and you're ready to go.

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 8:40am
by Jdsk
Thanks

Jonathan

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 3:38pm
by LollyKat
Rmr25 wrote:As cyclist & backpacker I have used Nido for many years because I think it's the best dried milk available.


I heard of it many years ago and have hunted for it, but never seen it on a supermarket shelf. Ordering it online and paying the postage feels too much of a faff for the little I'd use,

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 4:52pm
by Rmr25
LollyKat wrote:
Rmr25 wrote:As cyclist & backpacker I have used Nido for many years because I think it's the best dried milk available.


I heard of it many years ago and have hunted for it, but never seen it on a supermarket shelf. Ordering it online and paying the postage feels too much of a faff for the little I'd use,

Saw it today in Asda £3:50, always stocked there.

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 5:50pm
by Oldjohnw
Rmr25 wrote:
LollyKat wrote:
Rmr25 wrote:As cyclist & backpacker I have used Nido for many years because I think it's the best dried milk available.


I heard of it many years ago and have hunted for it, but never seen it on a supermarket shelf. Ordering it online and paying the postage feels too much of a faff for the little I'd use,

Saw it today in Asda £3:50, always stocked there.


Can you make it back into milk and use it for, say, porridge?

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 6:37pm
by andrew_s
Just mix it up and treat it like fresh.
I spent about 3½ years on Nido - not much choice when the nearest cow is 1000 miles away.

I would say that mixing up a reasonable amount tends to work better than trying to mix just enough for just a cup of tea, and that dunking a spoonful of powder in the tea seldom works adequately. I'd also comment that once you've opened the tin, it's got a shelf life, which it's probably best not to take the micturate with too much. I found that it wouldn't mix properly at all when old.

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 23 Nov 2020, 6:42am
by Oldjohnw
andrew_s wrote:Just mix it up and treat it like fresh.
I spent about 3½ years on Nido - not much choice when the nearest cow is 1000 miles away.

I would say that mixing up a reasonable amount tends to work better than trying to mix just enough for just a cup of tea, and that dunking a spoonful of powder in the tea seldom works adequately. I'd also comment that once you've opened the tin, it's got a shelf life, which it's probably best not to take the micturate with too much. I found that it wouldn't mix properly at all when old.


Thanks. I don't take it in drinks anyway but might try it for porridge or a cheese sauce.

Re: Hot food on rides...

Posted: 23 Nov 2020, 11:08am
by LollyKat
Rmr25 wrote:
LollyKat wrote:
Rmr25 wrote:As cyclist & backpacker I have used Nido for many years because I think it's the best dried milk available.


I heard of it many years ago and have hunted for it, but never seen it on a supermarket shelf. Ordering it online and paying the postage feels too much of a faff for the little I'd use,

Saw it today in Asda £3:50, always stocked there.


Lucky you. I do most of my supermarket shopping in Asda (the nearest), followed by Tesco, Waitrose and Morrisons, and haven't seen it in any of them. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place, though - I've always assumed it would be with the rest of the dried milk like Marvel and Coffee Mate.