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Drew, the purpose of MREs is to feed troops in the field. We get them only incidentally. So the fact that MRE drink powders don't readily mix without an elaborate and time-consuming procedure is singularly pertinent.
That may work, and it's fine for those of us eating a ration in leisure, but it's both completely impractical and dangerous to expect troops in the field to go through such a rigmarole. Soldiers need a no-hassle, works every time, instant mixing beverage. Period.
I've always had that "gunky stuff" issue, also. It's a crime that the US can't make a drink powder that mixes with water. They could simply buy single-serving packets of powder from commercial sources, just like they do with coffee. It's not like the drink provides any significant nutrition anyway. ...
I ate some in 'Nam in 1971. IMO, anything labeled "pork" was basically a lard hockey puck - a lot more fat than meat. If you had to eat them cold, they were a gag fest. Most of us preferred LRRPs if we could get them, but you had to rehydrate those and there sometimes weren't either hot water or tim...
- Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:41 am
- Forum: MREs
- Topic: Found this MRE at a flea market. Know anything about it?
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It's old enough to buy its own booze. Don't know about you, but I wouldn't eat it.
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...
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.
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 ...