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by RockyRaab
Mon May 21, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: TOTM Menus?
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: TOTM Menus?

Yup, that's the link I had before. That's the 2016 lineup. And the suppliers are Wornick, Ameriqual, and Sopakco in that order top down on the list. Wok is supplier 7266, AQ is 7264, and Sop is 7262. I ask because I just bought a Wornick TOTM with the Mexican Burrito Bowl as the entree, so there mus...
by RockyRaab
Mon May 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: TOTM Menus?
Replies: 2
Views: 28

TOTM Menus?

Some time back, somebody posted a link to the list of 2016 TOTM menus. The contents varied a bit by supplier, and I wonder if anyone has a link to the current (2017 and 2018) menu lists. The TOTM section on the main board has been redlined.
by RockyRaab
Wed May 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: No. 16 Chicken Burrito Bowl mini review
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: No. 16 Chicken Burrito Bowl mini review

I just got that meal in a TOTM yesterday. Looking forward to it.
by RockyRaab
Wed May 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Historical MRE Reproductions
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

There is no such thing as a World War II MRE.
by RockyRaab
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE chocolate
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: MRE chocolate

I wonder if it is the milk in milk chocolate that actually goes bad, and not the cocoa. The purer the cocoa, or the higher the percentage of cocoa, the better and longer it seems to last. The exception might be cocoa drink mix powder, which does seem to outlast a lot of other things, despite having ...
by RockyRaab
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Pizza is Back
Replies: 20
Views: 1660

Re: Pizza is Back

I've now watched a few video reviews by some of our board guys. So far, I am neither enthused nor amused by MRE pizza. Now, I fully realize it's a far different thing for some soldier crouched on a ledge in Wherethehellistan. But I have absolutely no desire to settle for four bites of lukewarm medio...
by RockyRaab
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: TOTM differences
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: TOTM differences

Noodle is correct. The shorter life is due to the candy. I prefer TOTMs because I can't finish everything in a full MRE (and not often the whole TOTM) They're also about half the price of an MRE. Not a bad tradeoff for the lack of a side dish - which is the principal difference. Military base retail...
by RockyRaab
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Lucky Strike
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Lucky Strike

I used to make up "CARE" packages with C-rat cigarettes and other items. I parachuted them into tiny native villages in Cambodia. That was 46 years ago - and the cigs were stale then.
by RockyRaab
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: One of the best Desserts! Menu 23 -- Chicken Pesto Pasta (2014)
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: One of the best Desserts! Menu 23 -- Chicken Pesto Pasta (2014)

Pesto is a paste made from basil, garlic, grated cheese, pine nuts, and olive oil. Pesto pasta is a classic Italian dish, but the MRE version does not hold a candle to the real thing. Nor would one really expect it to, being made with so many preservatives and overcooked. Thanks for posting a review...
by RockyRaab
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: Menu #14 - Spinach Fettuccine
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Menu #14 - Spinach Fettuccine

Just saw this post.

So, what you're saying is that you didn't like the things you don't like.

I had this entree in a TOTM in July '16 (review posted in the "other" forum as "New for 2016") and thought that the flavor was fine - but it left me belching garlic for hours.