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Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:46 am
by ladycplum78
Did they lose the contract for Tabasco in US rations? I don't see the iconic bottles anymore, just packets of generic hot sauce

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:51 am
by RockyRaab
The bottles were heavy, leaky, and probably quite expensive. Packets of all kinds of hot sauce can be bought from any fast food chain supply by the bazillion. And variety is good.

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:08 am
by Jen
I've had pepper sauce in the last two meals.

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:17 pm
by ladycplum78
RockyRaab wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:51 am
The bottles were heavy, leaky, and probably quite expensive. Packets of all kinds of hot sauce can be bought from any fast food chain supply by the bazillion. And variety is good.
Well I don't know about what the military paid for them, but the little bottles we get from the plant when we go on a tour are fairly inexpensive and very sturdy.

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:43 pm
by carlosflar
i cant say about the sturdyness, since small glass is usually pretty sturdy, but since its a two piece item, the bottle and the cap, its more prone to failure than a package, also, the bottle alone probably already costs more than the whole sachet of tabasco... and well, every cent counts when you are ordering a million units... Also, sachets are easyer to use, no shaking, no tapping the bottle, especially in a bottle so small...

My two cents is: a shame for the collectors and the ''leisure'' users of mre, but probably a improve in ease of use for the combatant and the budget

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:38 pm
by ladycplum78
carlosflar wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:43 pm
i cant say about the sturdyness, since small glass is usually pretty sturdy, but since its a two piece item, the bottle and the cap, its more prone to failure than a package, also, the bottle alone probably already costs more than the whole sachet of tabasco... and well, every cent counts when you are ordering a million units... Also, sachets are easyer to use, no shaking, no tapping the bottle, especially in a bottle so small...

My two cents is: a shame for the collectors and the ''leisure'' users of mre, but probably a improve in ease of use for the combatant and the budget
Yeah, I can see that.

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:15 pm
by Richard w.
There was a problem with leaky Tabasco bottles. Pretty demoralizing to open your accessory pack, mouth watering with thoughts of doctoring up your pork chow mein, to find that all the sauce had leaked out and been absorbed into the toilet paper. 😣

They introduced a product improvement between '05 and '06 to fix this. A small gasket was put in the cap.

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Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:07 am
by Shawn
RockyRaab wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:51 am
The bottles were heavy, leaky, and probably quite expensive. Packets of all kinds of hot sauce can be bought from any fast food chain supply by the bazillion. And variety is good.
The Tabasco bottles were the best they could have tied a lead weight on them and i would still rather have that. When you are in a foreign country fighting for freedom those little reminders of home are priceless

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:09 am
by Shawn
Jen wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:08 am
I've had pepper sauce in the last two meals.
Pepper sauce ain't a tiny bottle of tobasco
Frank's red hot is terrible. People only use it cuz the last guy used it.

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:12 am
by Shawn
carlosflar wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:43 pm
i cant say about the sturdyness, since small glass is usually pretty sturdy, but since its a two piece item, the bottle and the cap, its more prone to failure than a package, also, the bottle alone probably already costs more than the whole sachet of tabasco... and well, every cent counts when you are ordering a million units... Also, sachets are easyer to use, no shaking, no tapping the bottle, especially in a bottle so small...

My two cents is: a shame for the collectors and the ''leisure'' users of mre, but probably a improve in ease of use for the combatant and the budget
I am a combatant and a payer. The packets suck