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by MCIera
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Heater Meals Coffee
Replies: 24
Views: 6607

Re: Heater Meals Coffee

Umm... Uh ... Taster's Choice? Nescafe (Nestlé) is the parent company of the Taster's Choice brand. :wink:
alcockell wrote:Umm - which Nescafe line is it that matches Tasters Choice?
by MCIera
Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Britman's Look What We Found review
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Britman's Look What We Found review

Actually, it is indeed a retort pouch, albeit without the foil layer. The use of this type of laminate is quite popular in consumer packaging to enable it's use in a microwave, though it does shorten the shelf life. As for boiling the package, they can indeed be boiled just like the laminates with t...
by MCIera
Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: SOPAKCO opens new plant
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: SOPAKCO opens new plant

That answers the question as to :P where Wornick's Nutrisystem contract went ... :P
Big Galloot wrote:They also have a video of their new plant that shows Nutrisystem meals being packaged; http://viewdm.com/SOPAKCO_Spot/
by MCIera
Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Heater Meals Coffee
Replies: 24
Views: 6607

Re: Heater Meals Coffee

Lemme see ... the same Taster's Choice individual tubes (in the Variety pack) sell for about 10 cents apiece ($1 for a box of 10). Not sure if the math equates to the price delta for some cups and sugar/creamer packets :roll: While I'm not sure of the total cost for a tube of instant coffee, an FRH,...
by MCIera
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: microwaveable??
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Re: microwaveable??

With the military MREs and many of the commercially packaged retort products, there is a foil layer in the laminate packaging. As such, it is not feasible to heat it in a microwave unless you empty the contents into a microwave-safe dish. Given the fat and acid content in some of the entrees, you sh...
by MCIera
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: Halal Florintine Lasagne
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Re: Halal Florintine Lasagne

Lasagna is the type of pasta noodle. The form that many of us are most familiar with is baked lasagna, where the noodles are sandwiched with layers of meat, cheese, and/or vegetables. Lasagna can also be served with a sauce, as you find it in this particular packaging. A "lasagne" is a meat filling ...
by MCIera
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: COSTCO carrying SHELF RELIANCE food
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Re: COSTCO carrying SHELF RELIANCE food

There is no meat in that bundle. It includes various meat flavored cans of TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein). The contents of the package are listed at http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?whse=BC&topnav=&prodid=11487214&ec=BC-EC877-CatHome&pos=13&lang=en-US I believe that is also a Costco.com o...
by MCIera
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Does anyone miss old skool rations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Does anyone miss old skool rations?

Having eaten my share of them back in the day, I can't say as I miss any of them. But they were still better than the local fare and I still haven't acquired a stomach for Vietnamese food.
by MCIera
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Ronzoni Bistro Packs
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

Re: Ronzoni Bistro Packs

I was able to find these at one of our many Dollar Tree stores priced at 2 for $1. Bought a bunch of them and tried them out. The Penne w/chicken and the Linguini w/chicken (basically the two varieties with white sauce) seem to taste pretty good. The red sauces were okay but nothing to proverbially ...
by MCIera
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Single Heater Meals?
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

Re: Single Heater Meals?

Gosh, haven't seen a Heater Meal in a retail store since the Y2K days. I suppose you could check local outdoors and military surplus stores. If you google "Heater Meals Plus" you'll come up with several online vendors that do sell the Plus' individually. The first one that I came across was http://w...