I am totally with you @REI-JohnJ  - certain things in life are, to me, supposed to be hot: coffee, bacon, and end of day trail meals.

I certainly understand the attraction of "utility eating" - not necessarily enjoying what you're eating but eating to consume your calories and nutrition. If I was hungry enough, I would absolutely eat a cold soaked meal but since I'd be carrying my fuel and stove to make coffee anyway, I may as well heat more water for my meal.

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