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by RockyRaab
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: TOTM differences
Replies: 3
Views: 99

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: 265

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: 148

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: 259

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.
by RockyRaab
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: One of the Best! Menu 24 - Southwest Beef and Black Beans
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: One of the Best! Menu 24 - Southwest Beef and Black Beans

I wholeheartedly agree. THE best one.
by RockyRaab
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Meal, Flight, Feeding, Individual?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Meal, Flight, Feeding, Individual?

My flying days ended 10 years before those came out. In my time, there was a Flight Kitchen in Base Ops and they made up meals that came in white shoe boxes. Two pieces of cold fried chicken, two sandwiches, two hard-boiled eggs, two cartons of milk, and cookies or candy, plus accessories. A FULL sh...
by RockyRaab
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: How often do you eat rations?
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: How often do you eat rations?

Only on fishing trips, usually. I'll take a TOTM with me in the kayak, and a few full MREs if it's a multi-day trip.
by RockyRaab
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE Dating
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: MRE Dating

I SO wanted to make a suggestion about eHominy...
by RockyRaab
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE price questions and info.
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: MRE price questions and info.

I'm not sure what you're paying now, so I'm not sure what "cheaper" means. Here's a yardstick for you, though: brand new issue MREs are right at $8 in military commissaries, and TOTMs are about $5. That's true either singly or by the case.
by RockyRaab
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: 2017 Menu No. 3 Chicken, Noodles and Vegetables, in Sauce --al fresco
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: 2017 Menu No. 3 Chicken, Noodles and Vegetables, in Sauce --al fresco

Now THAT, sir, is how a review ought to be done. Fabulous photos, and excellent commentary.

I really like that meal, too. I usually get TOTMs instead of full MREs and find that I seldom finish even those. They always include coffee in TOTMs but with absolutely no way to even warm it. Dumb.

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