Honest review from an actual hiker - not a schoolkids' mother.
Taste is nowhere close to actual Carbonara. Pasta with traces of cheesy sauce, bacon and some veg.
Although very dissapointing in flavour (and I didn't have high expectations from a liofilisate) it's still edible on a trek. Really easy to prepare. Satisfying portion for a little boost without leaving you heavy (and I'm 93kg).