MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

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MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by NC_Hiker81 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:57 pm

Hi, new member here. As you can tell by my user name, I enjoy hiking and backpacking. My “go to” trail meals have been mountain house and ramen. I’ve decided to try mre’s. The standard mre’s are quite heavy so I recently discovered the Meal Cold Weather rations. I ordered one to try out and really enjoyed it. Being freeze-dried it was really light in weight. The menu was the seafood chowder. So I broke down and ordered a case. They are late 2016 menus. So my question is, which menu is your favorite of the 12?

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Re: MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by BTemple » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:07 pm

Out of every MCW I've had so far I have to say that the good old-fashioned Beef Stew is still my favourite. But with that said I don't know what the exact components would be in that ration aside from the main for that production year. I know my Beef Stew MCW came with the legendary cookie, chocolate covered!
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Re: MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by NC_Hiker81 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:45 pm

I’ve watched a few videos of the beef stew, and it’s one I’m excited to try!

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Re: MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by Eistee » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:36 am

My favorite menu from MCWs would be beef stroganoff with noodles.

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Re: MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:19 pm

Any of the oriental ones are my favorites. Also, the
Spaghetti is amazing not only because it tastes good but it comes with M&Ms.
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Re: MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by blue87fj60 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:09 pm

SentientTootsieRoll wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Any of the oriental ones are my favorites. Also, the
Spaghetti is amazing not only because it tastes good but it comes with M&Ms.
Decided to have an Oriental-Style Spicy Chicken & Vegetables With Rice for lunch today.
That's a good one.
So is the First Strike apple-cinnamon bar that comes with it.

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Re: MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by carlosflar » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:47 pm

Beef stroganoff is really good, I also like quite a lot the seafood chowder, it's quite similar to a spanish dish I ate as a kid so it has a home feeling for me
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Post by blue87fj60 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:32 am

The French toast side, filled with a thick syrup type filling, was dynamite.
Came in a Chicken & Rice mcw.

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Re: MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by blue87fj60 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:42 am

carlosflar wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:47 pm
Beef stroganoff is really good, I also like quite a lot the seafood chowder, it's quite similar to a spanish dish I ate as a kid so it has a home feeling for me
Whoa. Finally tried a seafood chowder last night for first time. Added 13 ounces of water instead of recommended 16. I have to say that is now one of my favorite meals ever. It was full of clams. I have to admit I was skeptical of seafood turned into basically a bag of cereal, but I loved it and raved about it to some friends while I was eating it. I give it two thumbs up.

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Re: MCW’s, what’s your favorite menu??

Post by rareauldmealtimes » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm

I just tried a 2018 Menu #2 Spicy Oriental Chicken with Rice. Absolutely amazing. I made it with the 12-13 ounces as recommended - totally the right call guys. Can confirm.

1 - 580 calories of basically delicious chinese food with the Oriental Chicken with Rice entree. Large portion. Not spicy at all but plenty of savory soy flavor.
2 - First Strike Bar - Apple Cinnamon. I really dig those things.
3 - Dried Sliced Cranberries. Quite possibly my favorite side item. Bursting with flavor.
4 - Nut Raison Mix with Chocolate Disks! Not too shabby. Goes well with the cranberries.
5 - Fruit Punch
6 - Coffee
7 - Gum

Those mountain house mains are fantastic. Definitely quality. I think I can safely say I enjoyed this one more than any of the MRE mains I've had to date. Also... so much food and guys are suppose to get 3 of these a day!

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