Vesta

Food topics, including recipes.

Vesta

Postby Bret Critchley 1959 » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 8:25 pm

As a Boy Scout 40 years ago I remember the Vesta range of meals which were great
In particular there was one called Chicken Supreme
Does anyone know if they are still around
Bret Critchley 1959
Nothofagus gunnii
Nothofagus gunnii
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun 19 Mar, 2017 1:27 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Vesta

Postby Mark F » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 1:15 pm

I believe they are long gone. I also ate many over the years along with Farmhouse Stew etc that came in somewhat larger packets.
"Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove".
User avatar
Mark F
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Mon 19 Sep, 2011 8:14 pm
Region: Australian Capital Territory
Gender: Male

Re: Vesta

Postby neilmny » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 6:36 pm

There was one called Marva too. Our TL used to reckon it was marvelous!
User avatar
neilmny
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1999
Joined: Fri 03 Aug, 2012 11:19 am
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Vesta

Postby Stew63 » Sat 01 Apr, 2017 5:47 pm

Arrr yes - Vesta dehydrated meals - was a staple for me as a bushwalking food/meal. I loved the Paella - that didn't actually taste anything remotely like Paella.
Stew63
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 237
Joined: Sat 03 Mar, 2012 2:53 am
Location: Eltham, Victoria
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Vesta

Postby wayno » Sun 02 Apr, 2017 3:02 am

It would be thirty years since i've seen them
from the land of the long white clouds...

Hiking gear news & reviews https://www.facebook.com/groups/121085468026112/
User avatar
wayno
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 7918
Joined: Sun 19 Jun, 2011 7:26 am
Location: NZ
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Sportzhub.com contributor;
Region: New Zealand
Gender: Male

Re: Vesta

Postby Nuts » Sun 02 Apr, 2017 10:14 am

Not here, at least chook supreme was still on the menu in the 90's.
https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/chickensupreme
坚果
User avatar
Nuts
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 7428
Joined: Sat 05 Apr, 2008 12:22 pm
Region: Tasmania

Re: Vesta

Postby Stew63 » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 7:08 pm

What were all the flavours available?
Prawn Paella
Chicken Supreme
Beef Curry
Chilli Con Carne?

Others?

I think the packaging and meals available in Australia were slightly different to UK and USA.
Stew63
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 237
Joined: Sat 03 Mar, 2012 2:53 am
Location: Eltham, Victoria
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Vesta

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 11 Apr, 2017 8:21 am

I remember the first time I did the OT with my father, we alternated between the Chicken Supreme and the Prawn Paella every night. They both tasted great for the first few nights. But after a while, I found that they both started tasting more and more the same, until eventually I could hardly tell which I was eating.
Son of a Beach
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 6166
Joined: Thu 01 Mar, 2007 7:55 am
Region: Tasmania
Gender: Male

Re: Vesta

Postby dashandsaph » Wed 12 Apr, 2017 1:52 pm

I remember one called Pork Italienne. The Vestas were staples in the mid to late 70s for me, along with savoury rice with the sachet of mainly MSG I think. I don't think I want to go back.
dashandsaph
Atherosperma moschatum
Atherosperma moschatum
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Thu 05 Jul, 2012 1:16 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male


Return to Bush Tucker

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests