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by RockyRaab
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: MRE Menu #4 (2013-2015?)
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: MRE Menu #4 (2013-2015?)

In your first photo, I see the imprinted date in the bottom edge, as usual. Sopakco and Ameriqual both use this date location, but Wornick doesn't date the outer package. You have pretty much summed up all MREs: slightly weird flavors due to massive preservative content, heavy on the carb content, a...
by RockyRaab
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE 2018 Menus
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: MRE 2018 Menus

My taste buds imagine a slab of snack bread smeared with "boyardee" sauce and some white MRE cheese whiz. With paste formed "pepperoni" disks.

And my taste buds are not amused.
by RockyRaab
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE 2018 Menus
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: MRE 2018 Menus

I think if and when pizza finally appears in an MRE, it will be a big disappointment to any of us. To some soldier 100 miles from a pizza joint, it will certainly be the best pizza within 100 miles. But no better.
by RockyRaab
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Suggestions on Vegetarian MREs.
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Suggestions on Vegetarian MREs.

That's odd. I always rated them Sopakco, Wornick, and then Ameriqual in order of quality/flavor/etc. But tastes vary. Pipples is pipples, as they say!
by RockyRaab
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Suggestions on Vegetarian MREs.
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Suggestions on Vegetarian MREs.

Yup. Despite the somewhat odd name, the VTP is a really good one. I think it takes a lot like Chili Mac, but vegetarian. I've told this before, but at my commissary, when the racks run a bit low of TOTM meals, the ones left are invariably VTP. I don't know if it's the Vegetarian in the name or the o...
by RockyRaab
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Beef Steak With Gravy....and Botulism
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Beef Steak With Gravy....and Botulism

Doesn't look (or probably smell) much different than when it was new, to be honest. Four lard hockey pucks? Check. Smell and taste like the can? Check. Look like dog food? Check.

The thing about MCIs was that the name was the most appetizing part. That didn't change with many MREs, actually.
by RockyRaab
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Suggestions on Vegetarian MREs.
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Suggestions on Vegetarian MREs.

I think the veggie MREs are tastier than the meaty ones. It could be due to fewer chemical preservatives, or just the producers trying harder. Either way, they ARE better tasting. I really liked the ratatouille, but now that it's gone, the mac and tomato is equally good - if not even better. It is n...
by RockyRaab
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Videos
Topic: PBS: The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: PBS: The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)

The series was billed as a "discourse" of different views. Utter BS. It was a bitter, anti-war, leftist diatribe. It completely ignored those of us who went there to defend the South against communism, fought honestly, and came home with honor. There was little mention of the Air Force eff...
by RockyRaab
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hurricane Irma
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Hurricane Irma

Two predictions: Folks who have a supply of storable rations will have the last laugh over friends who made fun of them. And, in the months to come, there's going to be a huge supply of FEMA meals out there. I look forward to both.
by RockyRaab
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: New hash brown MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: New hash brown MRE

I picked one up the other day at the commissary, but haven't eaten it yet. I think it's a 2015, but Wornick doesn't date imprint the bags.

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