Black bean and rice revelation!

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Black bean and rice revelation!

Post by Demoncase » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:18 am

Hi y'all,

Following reading various comments here I'd left the Black Bean and Rice Burrito from my 2003 MRE crate untouched- I'd even stooped so low as to rob the meal of it's extras- the shame!

However, after extensive dental work yesterday I really couldn't muster the enthusiasm to cook anything today: hence resorting to the final MRE in the house.

Well, what can I say- it's bloody lovely. A nice refried bean flavour from the filling and a good eggy burrito on the outside, when combined with the Picante salsa sauce made for a lovely filling lunch....I can only imagine the lack of popularity of this MRE is down to it being a Vege meal: quite frankly I'd swap any of the other Vege meals for this beauty.
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Post by kman » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:27 am

MREs are kind of funny like that - you end up saving what you think is the worst one for when you're most desperately hungry and then you find out that it's actually pretty good.

I've never had a problem with the Bean and Rice Burrito - only had a couple of them but they're pretty good with the picante sauce. IIRC, I think DirtyDave loves them.

The MRE I'm saving (meaning I'm scared to eat) is a 1992 Omelet with Ham - but I don't know if I'll ever be hungry enough to try that one. :-) Maybe curiosity will get the best of me someday.

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Post by paul heath » Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:14 am

Members,

I am still sitting on a dehrdrated pork pattie circa late 80s. A rare find from my college ROTC FTX. LOL.

But the point KMAN made can not be stated any better.

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Post by kman » Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:26 am

Paul,

You have reason to be afraid of that pork patty: :-)

MRE Review - 1982 Pork Patty
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Don't do it!

Post by DangerousDave » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:52 pm

Kman, unless you want to commit bullit in mouth. You are like my Dad. He's like,"Yea, these 1975 C-rats are still good, and this case of 1985 packed rafco's are are still OK, cause Uncle knows how to make combat chow. I say "NOT". I had to wrestle a pack of nut cake from him before he took a bite, about a year ago. I made him take it all to the Quartermaster Museum at Ft. Lee and turn it in as a possible display in the substinence section. :wink:

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Post by kman » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:02 am

I'm going to have to side with your dad on this one, DangerousDave. Unless the food looks and/or smells bad and unless the packaging is damaged/leaking/bulging, then the chances are good that the food is still good. Now, you have to take that "chances are good" part with a big grain of salt but I've had good luck so far. I tried those 26 year old MCIs (they were from 1978) and all of the 1990+ MREs I've eaten have all been good (the applesauce was a funny color and the cheese spread color was unnatural but it didn't smell bad). :-)

I say go ahead and try those older rations! Just be sure you have 911 on speed dial or a friend with some Syrup of Ipecac. :-)

I can't believe you wrestled a nutcake away from him! Those things are MRE gold!

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Post by DangerousDave » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:26 am

:? OK, You called it. I like to stay on the safe side. Thats why it will be about a year before I eat another Taco from TacoBell. I just can't do it, unless it was a survival situation, but we don't have any more antiques, except a few late '90's survival packs. I will eat those green packed cornflake/shortbread/ chocolate desert bars, etc, without hessitation. :wink:

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Post by kman » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:10 am

Oh yeah - those survival bars are great! I have a bunch from 1996 that I still snack on every once in a while. There's a guy on ebay who sells them occasionally for a decent price.

It's pretty sad when an MRE from 1992 is safer to eat than an oven-fresh gordita from Taco Bell, isn't it? :-)

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Post by DangerousDave » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:10 pm

Exactley. You are right. It's all with the owner. If you dare, go for it. I guess I could down a pork or beef patty, potato patty, etc. as long as hear a compessed air release, when the seal is broken. Cans, on the other hand, even though they may not be bulging, are a different story. I'm not gonna do it, even if is Steak and potato's. :cry:

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Post by dermeister025 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:37 pm

You know i looked at those survival bars on eBay a few times but never went for them cuz i wasn't too sure if they were any good. Guess i shoulda just asked here... aah well, hindsight's 20/20! Maybe i'll have to keep an eye out for some.
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