I've never been a fan of anything freeze dried, except maybe strawberries in Honey Bunches of Oats, lol. And they dont even taste like strawberries anymore when you eat them.
You guys did mention salami which would be much tastier. I was looking for a summer sausage with cheddar for a long time but I cant find any anymore, not sure how either would keep. I do plan on trying the food before I take it with me.