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First MRE (MRE Individual, 2013-2015?)

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:40 pm
by Unmaned
After watching tons of Steve1989's MRE videos, I finally decided to buy one for myself. Not sure of the exact type or what it's called, but this is what it looked like: ... L1454_.jpg

I got Menu #2, vegetables and pasta with taco sauce, something like that.

It had:

-Vegetables with pasta in taco sauce
-one pack of MRE crackers
-chunky peanut butter
-jalapeno cashews
-chocolate chip cookie
-french vanilla cappuccino
-some kind of raspberry drink
-accessory packet with usual stuff (salt, sugar, hot sauce, toilet paper, moist towelette, two bits of gum)

Of course, the amazon page didn't tell you what menu you were going to get, so when I opened it up and saw "vegetables and pasta", I was a bit hesitant, but it turned out to be really nice. It looked and tasted like chili, just without meat. Some kind of thick tomato sauce with beans and other little vegetable chunks, as well as some small pieces of pasta all throughout. Lightly spicy as well. Surprisingly good.

The coffee was even more surprisingly good. Normally I absolutely detest coffee; I haven't found a single kind of coffee that I can even stand to take more than one sip of. This coffee however, "french vanilla cappuccino" was okay. Not really 'good', but perfectly drinkable. I could still taste a little bit of that bitter coffee flavor, but the vanilla flavor overpowered it. My first coffee ever, that I actually wanted to drink more of it because it tasted fine. Amazing.

The "Zapplesauce" was also really nice, tasted super sweet. Though I'm accustomed to unsweetened applesauce, so that's probably why it tasted so good. MRE crackers were nice, as was the chunky peanut butter. The "chocolate chip" cookie was okay; it tasted more like a sugar cookie with chocolate chips in it. The jalapeno cashews seemed decent, but spicy stuff isn't really my thing.

I'm assuming the MRE was pretty old, because the Twizzlers included had an expiration date in 2016. Everything else was perfectly fresh and tasted fine, however.

Definitely going to be getting another MRE soon, and next time I'll take pictures like other reviews do. :P

Re: First MRE (MRE Individual, 2013-2015?)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:49 pm
by Nix
Hey, glad you enjoyed it!

These things can become strangely addictive. ....unless you have to eat them for several days in a row. :shock:

Re: First MRE (MRE Individual, 2013-2015?)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:43 pm
by Stevenglennn
I got a package of the Jalapeno Cashews in a grab bag purchase, they sure are tasty! Nice review and thanks for sharing.

Re: First MRE (MRE Individual, 2013-2015?)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:28 pm
by sourwes
Nice review, thanks for sharing! The veggie taco pasta menu you received is one my wife likes a lot. There are plenty of great choices for you to pick from, US and other countries as well. I would recommend future picks from one of the many great members here who also sell rations. They can help you get exactly the meals and menus you would like and with guaranteed good dates and the best pricing. Happy ration hunting!

Re: First MRE (MRE Individual, 2013-2015?)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:58 pm
by WorkmanMRE
Taco pasta is one of my faves! Nice review! Looks like you got the MRE bug! The vegetarian MREs are great.

Re: First MRE (MRE Individual, 2013-2015?)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:37 pm
by Evergreen21
Welcome to the wonderful world of MRE's my friend! Great review! Hope you'll be doing more in the future :D