Do not try this at home...

Reviews of Civilian MREs (Sure-Pak, aPack, etc.) as well as other civilian ready-to-eat food
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Do not try this at home...

Post by housil » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:44 pm

I did a sin... :oops:

We bought at the supermarket a civilian (crap) "hot meal"


A "nice" plastic bowl

instand noodles and a pouch of spice mix


Add with water

and nuke it for 5 min

It worked well but tasted... Image

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Re: Do not try this at home...

Post by kman » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:17 pm

That looks similar to some of the meals I've seen in our local grocery store - you add water and sauce mix to noodles and microwave for a while.

I almost picked up some of those on my last store visit but then I saw some new "Hormel Compleats" meals - but these were branded "Chi-Chi's". Chi-Chi's is a faux-Mexican restaurant chain in the US. I haven't seen a real, live Chi-Chi's restaurant in a long time but it looks like their name is still around.

As coincidence would have it, guess what I had for lunch today? You guessed it - a "Savory Garlic Chicken" Chi-Chi's meal:

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The food was actually VERY good - one of the best of these types of meals I've had!

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Re: Do not try this at home...

Post by dirtbag » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:20 pm

I found these at the local 99 cent store, they are fantastic! Very good!
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Post by pablo_fiasco » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:02 am

i prefer the hormel meals myself, wait till they go for sale at either kroger or walmart (kroger at one time had them on a 10 for $10 special),
normally they seems to run about $2.50, average sales prices is $1.98 or so
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Re: Do not try this at home...

Post by Treesuit » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:34 pm


I've seen the Betty Crocker Bowl's at my Dollar Tree store for 1.00 a piece. There pretty good but for me and some people you need two to feel satified. That Mexican dish looks pretty darn good, though.

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Re: Do not try this at home...

Post by Cracker » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:42 pm

On the label or inside? :lol:

I have some nice civil entrees aswell.. but they always manage to be off less quality then the military ones (except for the very very expensive ones)

I guess the military isn't buying cheap stuff either (but ok.. they'll make a better prices if you take 3 million rations I think..)
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