I cooked extra and froze. When I thawed and opened it smelled like it was just cook over open coals. The coals lasted for 5 hours. Great for cooking extra, and better if you need to warm your tent on a cold night. Duel use, cooking and heat.
Great addition ! I can re-use my pods over a weekend in the backcountry. Love the fact the charcoal comes in waterproof packaging and easily stows in a sling pack.