2014 Spaghetti with meat sauce introduction

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2014 Spaghetti with meat sauce introduction

Post by elandil » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:08 pm

So this is a Hybrid review/introduction. I brought this meal to work today to show and sample for a co-worker who recently has found out about MRE's, and has never had one before. So, I decided to start with something simple and brought in a 2014 Spaghetti with meat sauce.

The meal contained:
Entree
FRH and Sleeve
Tropical Punch beverage
Wheat Snack Bread
Peanut butter
Apple Jelly
Raisins
Skittles
Accessory Pack A with
-Coffee
-Sugar
-creamer
-salt
-tp
-Wet wipe
-matches
-gum, red package
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I used a solar heating device to heat the entree (I.e. I put it on my dash before work, and let it sit in the sun until lunch.... :D ) When I pulled it and dumped it on the plate, there was steam coming off the noodles...
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my coworker was suprised at the quality of the packaged item, the firmness of the noodles and how the sauce had a richness to it. Not bland at all.

The wheat snack bread was nice and warm, so I spread the apple jelly on it, and the Peanut butter was almost at a liquid consistency, so it coated the bread and jelly perfectly, then set back up to make a PB&J toast that was really good. It did not last long...
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Skittles were skittles, in good shape, no melting or cracking. Raisins were ok, not a big fan but they tasted like raisins. Tropical Punch had a bit of a bitter taste to it I could not recognize, but it still went over well..
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As you can see, we had a little mess left at the end, and the accessory pack was left unopened. We have free coffee at work, so I told my coworker to take the accessory packet home and try it sometime and to let me know what he thinks.

My coworker was impressed at the quality of the food to be a long term storage item, and is fascinated by the options and differences available in both domestic and foreign rations.....something tells me he's gonna be hooked.. :wink:

Personally....i'm not happy they don't give hot sauce with this menu anymore, and the PB was not a good fit....it's better with cheese spread because you can add some to the spaghetti and blow the flavor up. But, still a good filling meal....
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and time for a relaxing smoke break... ;)
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Re: 2014 Spaghetti with meat sauce introduction

Post by Conrad » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:27 pm

I've managed to convert one of my cousins and my father doesn't object when I go to meet him for a mild hike or some fishing and I bring rations as our food supply but I don't think he'll be acquiring any for himself

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Re: 2014 Spaghetti with meat sauce introduction

Post by JT1991 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:30 pm

Looks tasty! Thanks for sharing! Take care.

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Re: 2014 Spaghetti with meat sauce introduction

Post by parafireboy » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:37 am

Thanks for sharing, elandil!

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