Review: Penne Pasta w/Spicy Vegetable Sausage.

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Review: Penne Pasta w/Spicy Vegetable Sausage.

Post by cat » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:36 pm

Penne Pasta w/Spicy Vegetable Sausage
Date Code: 7092
MFG: Menu C
Reviewer Rating: 3 [out of 5 stars]

Over All Opinion: Not bad, this meal has a nice sweet sausage flavor. The pasta was soft, but not mushy.

Sides:
- Short Bread Cookie: Nice, crisp and sweet, very good.
- Cheese filled pretzels: Basically combos, one of my favorite snacks. Bonus!
- BBQ Sauce: Leftover - what was this suppose to be used on?
- Cheese Spread: Leftover – no crackers so this ended up as an extra.
- Ranger Bar: I'm not a big fan of coconut but it was not bad.
- Meal also contained a Tootsie Roll.

Final Thoughts: This was the only Vegetarian dish in the case of Menu Cs. This is the second meal from this case I have opened and it's amazing how many snacks are in each meal. Whenever camping with friends I'll definitely pack Menu C meals for the snacks, there is something for everyone.

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Post by cat » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:37 pm

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Post by Big Galloot » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:09 pm

How would you compare the "Penne Pasta w/Spicy Vegetable Sausage" with the MRE-Star "Pasta w/Marinara Sauce and Veggie Crumbles" that you reviewed earlier? Basically the same except for the pasta shape and snacks?
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Post by cat » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:25 pm

Big Galloot wrote:How would you compare the "Penne Pasta w/Spicy Vegetable Sausage" with the MRE-Star "Pasta w/Marinara Sauce and Veggie Crumbles" that you reviewed earlier? Basically the same except for the pasta shape and snacks?
That's a good question, the two meals where very different in flavor.

Ignoring the sides for a moment... The predominate flavor in this meal was sweet sausage (fennel spice). In "Pasta w/Marinara" the pasta was al dente, and the marinara sauce was strongly flavored with oregano (and to be honest had a Chef Boyardee like aftertaste).

Look both dishes are editable, but are lacking in meat.
As a wise man once said "yumm meat..." or was that donut...

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Post by Baldy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:53 pm

BBQ sauce for a meatless dish that's already drenched in sauce, and cheese spread but no crackers? What's going on there, then?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: many, many times I wished Aussie packs contained a savoury snack like Combos instead of being loaded with sweet items.

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Post by SGB4EVA » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:29 pm

:?
ive got it figured out ...
see at my elk camp i put habenaros in the corners of the tent
to keep out mice n vermin . BUt!!!!
if i had cheese spread i could attract them, then in the morning Whalla ,
barbaque mouse n eggs .

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Post by SoFloAuthor » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:34 pm

Thanks for the review....it's a bit strange they'd toss Bar-B-Cue sauce in that meal....and leave crackers out after putting cheese in as well...sounds like they were stripping the warehouse of extras when they packed the meal.

Was this 06 production food as well?

I almost added a case of Menu Cs to my stash but after reading your postings, I'll stick to Menus A & B....I only wish I could find some current production...2008
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Post by BigMark » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:56 pm

Yeah, that's the thing about the C cases, some of the components are pretty random. OTOH, I think they'd be better to give to the kids, they've got more junk in them.

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