MCW Beef Stroganoff

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MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby housil » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:33 pm

Lucky me I could get my hands on a couple of cases MCW, the first ones I got.

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I was too curious so I had to open a pouch to see what´s inside

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The entree of a RCW compared to a MCW
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they are equal

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590 kcal of food :shock: but almost "low fat" (3,7g/100kcal)
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That´s almost two MRE entrees

The view inside
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After soaking 10min
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For better display, poured on a soup plate
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Note the amount of food, that´s almost 2 servings.

I like the Mountain House freeze dried staff for it´s great taste, so this dish was great as expected with just a little lack of salt.
So bad that there is no salt in the accessory packet anymore, but now the Tabasco in a pouch.

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So that´s what a "starch jelly candy" means
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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby Name_not_found » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:45 pm

Thanks for the review housil!

I would venture to guess the brown entree is from an Long range ration? (as they are identical to mcw except for the color of the bag.)

Did you taste the sports bar and starch candies?
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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby housil » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:57 pm

Name_not_found wrote:Did you taste the sports bar and starch candies?


Not yet, I already have my todays amount of calories :oops:

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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby Unimproved » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:22 pm

Are those the ones from the auction I posted?

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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby housil » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:03 pm

Yes

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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby Unimproved » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:18 pm

housil wrote:Yes


Then they arrived pretty fast. I'm still waiting for mine.

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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby housil » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:28 pm

It took only three days

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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby rationtin440 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:20 pm

Awesome pics and review housil! I recall in the 1980s my national guard unit was shipped several cases of the cold weather rations by mistake, and as I recall each ration had two main white pouches. The MCW appears to have consolidated everything into one main pouch.

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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby housil » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:45 pm

Thank you for the flowers :D

You are right, the "Ration Cold Weather" were two, taped together white pouches

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The "Meal Cold Weather" is, as NNF mentioned before, "just" a Long Range Patrol ration in white color.

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Re: MCW Beef Stroganoff

Postby housil » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:01 am

Lunch time means another eating time :D

So I opened that candy and the black candy shouted "eat me, eat me" to me
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I expected a Coke gum taste but it was licorice. YUCK :evil:
The other were a nice, soft, jelly candy with fruit taste.

The 200kcal sports bar
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(forgot to take a picture :oops: )

A sticky, rubber like bar
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with sugar/chocolate crystals and pieces of nuts inside. Very rich chocolate flavour. I ate only half of it (due to my diet!)
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