Well, by my standards (which are the only ones that count, since I’m the one doing the eating), it was good and spicy, not formulated for those who believe blandness is a virtue. And there was flavor, not just heat. At no time was I conscious of it being rehydrated freeze-dried food. Two thumbs up.
However, this stuff could leave you craving copious amounts of beverage (or bread, or sugar) to cleanse your mouth. But is that a bad thing?