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Backpacker’s Pantry prepares for zombie apocalypse with Halloween emergency kit sale

October 25, 2023

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Alexa McRoberts Verde Brand Communications

Boulder, Colo. (Oct. 25, 2023) — In honor of Halloween, Boulder, Colo.-based Backpacker’s Pantry, a family-owned maker of gourmet adventure meals, is announcing several treats, no tricks, just in time for the season. These scream-worthy treats are perfect for all sorts of activities, especially hiding from a zombie apocalypse. Survival doesn’t have to be unsatisfying, curb all your cravings with a new Dessert Survival Kit, 15% off its Emergency Meal Kits from Oct. 28-31, and special deals for National Chocolate Day on Oct. 28.


The new Emergency Dessert Meal Kit is sure to keep any survivalist’s sweet tooth satisfied. This bundle includes all four of Backpacker’s Pantry’s freeze-dried dessert offerings – Crème Brûlée, Blueberry Peach Crisp, Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Mix, and Mango Sticky Rice. For those who can not survive without some dessert, the pack is available for $32.96. This collection of sweet treats is perfect for any dessert or zombie emergency, who knew survival tasted so good! And don’t forget about aliens! They have you covered with the new Astronaut Foods Outer Space Survival Meal Kit, too!

In addition to emergency desserts, the Emergency Meal Kit is the perfect addition for escaping hauntings and zombie apocalypse. The Emergency Meal Kits will be 15% off and they are available in meat, vegan, and vegetarian options, or create your own! For anyone looking to create their own adventure, there is also an option that allows you to build your own custom meal kit for three or seven days, and choose the meals you want to have included in your own personalized survival meal kit.


In addition to staying clear of any zombies, Backpacker’s Pantry is celebrating National Chocolate Day on Oct. 28 by partnering with Tony’s Chocoloney. Any orders placed on Oct. 28 will include a free treat. Each order will receive a Tony’s Chocoloney chocolate bar, which is free while supplies last. In addition, Backpacker’s Pantry will be giving customers 20% off their Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Mix, offering even more treats this Halloween season.

Whether you’re outrunning the horde or just want to savor some sweet Halloween treats, Backpacker’s Pantry’s meals are a delicious and nutritious choice.

Don’t wait until the zombies are at your door – stock up now and be the hero of your very own apocalypse saga!

Backpacker’s Pantry’s freeze-dried meals have up to a 10-year shelf life and offer balanced, nutritious, and reliable sustenance to have available for those critical situations when conventional food sources are unavailable. Each meal is packaged in waterproof pouches, making them easy to store in an emergency kit, and are simple to prepare with just water. Additionally, the variety of meal offerings in each kit ensures that even in emergency situations, meal times can still be enjoyable.

These kits add to Backpacker’s Pantry’s lineup of best-selling single meal or 6-pack entrees, including Pad Thai, Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, and Three Cheese Mac & Cheese. Desserts and breakfast are also available, in addition to freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches and fruit made by Backpacker’s Pantry’s sister company, Astronaut Foods. These products are all USA-made and Backpacker’s Pantry donates 1% of every sale, every day, to nonprofits around the world via 1% For The Planet.

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About Backpacker’s Pantry

Backpacker’s Pantry is a Boulder-based, family-owned producer of gourmet adventure meals made with healthy and sustainable ingredients. Since 1951, the company has been delivering high-quality freeze-dried meals with an emphasis on taste. To give back to the community we love, the places we adventure and the planet we must protect, Backpacker’s Pantry donates 1% of every sale, every day to nonprofits around the world through 1% For the Planet and is 100% solar powered. Today, Backpacker’s Pantry is sold in over 2,000 stores in North America. For more information and a complete list of products, visit

About American Outdoor Products

American Outdoor Products (AOP) is a food manufacturer located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO.  Established in 1951, American Outdoor Products remains an independent, privately held, family-owned and operated company distributing products throughout the world. Inspired by a passion for unique cuisine and exciting adventures, the company produces Backpacker’s Pantry, adventure food for the outdoors; Astronaut Foods, out-of-this-world novelty treats; Chef Soraya grab-and-go plant-based meals; and Colorado Spice, all-natural and organic artisan spice blends. To learn more, visit: