MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

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MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby Hair-FIN » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:16 am

Hello again!
I got case of MCW:s and since I never had these before lets try them together!
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Packet feels much lighter than regular mre:s, everything is freeze-dried I guess. But lets see...
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From Left to right, first there is main meal. Freeze dried chicken.
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Pouch is hard as rock, just add hot water. And what is 16 ounces in litres? And that is.....hmmm...lets see.... 16us fl oz = 0.47318L... says the allmighty internet!
Big meal, almost half kilos of water and 150g this dried stuff. Over 500g food in here!
Up and left there is cool ice cream sandwich, is this like those astronaut ice creams?
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This baby is light, 28g....
Left and down is Fig bar? Totally new to me, energy bar thing maybe?
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In middle there is Lemon-Lime flavored, no-fruit juice. Thank god, no real fruit were harmed to make this juice..... :shock:
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Last there is huge pouch, chocolate dairyshake powder. This baby weights 100g and with 6 oz (0,177l) water there is 0,277l drink.....
Hmmm, sounds quite dense dairyshake.... :? But we will see that later.
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To Be Continued!!!!!!!!! Stay in tune! :P

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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby Ruleryak » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:04 pm

Wow! I've never seen one of those army ice cream sandwiches before

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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby Hair-FIN » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:19 am

Here we go again!
Yes, dessert sandwich was on my top priority. This is my first time than I see or eat freezedried ice cream.
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To my surprise, that was actually very nice. Whole cookie/ice cream thing was crunchy and delicious.
Ice cream was vanilla flavored and placed between two chocolate cookies. Very unusual stuff.....
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I found similar thing from internet, AMNH Shops sells these at 4.99$. Pricey.
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http://shop.amnh.org/a701/astronaut-cookies-and-cream-ice-cream-sandwich.html
Closeups:
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Amazing thing really. :shock:

To be continued....

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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby housil » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:57 am

I realy like these "fancy" RCWs. I had that ice cream once:

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Mountain House is make incredible good stuff :mrgreen:

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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby noderaser » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:18 pm

Pretty sure all three of those come from Oregon Freeze-Dry...
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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby housil » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:11 am

Yes, "Mountains House" is a division "Oregon Freeze Dry"

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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby Hair-FIN » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:24 am

Ok, next in line was Fig Bar, had no idea what to expect.
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Ordinary biscuit with sweet filling.
It was just nice, very soft and crumbly. Littlebit cinnamon flavour in the filling. Just good with morning-coffee.
Commercial counterpart maybe:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtons_%28cookie%29

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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby elandil » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:40 am

one of my favorite sayings...." A pint's a Pound, the world 'round..."

16oz- 1pint. Find a pint can, fill with water, best measuring device around... :wink:
Tried- Brit 24hr, FSR, MCW, IMP, EPA II, RCIR, Spanish IMP/lunch, Norwegian Arctic Ration, Brown Bag Corned Beef Hash MRE

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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby noderaser » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:55 pm

housil wrote:Yes, "Mountains House" is a division "Oregon Freeze Dry"

They also do the Astronaut brand, and some freeze dried stuff for MCWs. Hence my statement.
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Re: MCW Menu 1, Spicy Oriental Chicken with rice. With Pic.

Postby Hair-FIN » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:37 am

Next in list is drinks, chocolate drink first.
I made It as instructed, used very little water. ( 6 oz)
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That was almost like meal itself, veeerrryyyy thick and creamy.
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One of the best chocolate drinks ever! :wink:

"Lemon/Lime no fruit whatsoever" drink in other-hand was just another plain tasting thirst remover.
Did that just fine. Enough said.
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