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Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:36 pm
by Ration Fan
Hi!
Today I got something from my dad.
He gave me a canadian IMP.
He got it from ebay for only 10 euros and that ration is a rarity in europe!
But it´s without the main meal but for that price that´s ok.

This one is lunch menu no.4 zesty turkey and vegetable stew.
What I found funny is that there is an instant dressing mix in this ration but there is no salad to put it on! :roll:
I can´t read american date codes but I think this ration is from 2006 or 2007.
Or is the 07 on the package the date?
contents:
-zesty turkey with vegetables in sauce(that was the only thing thát is missing in my ration)
-cherries with syrup
- bread
-1xpeanut butter
-1xstrawberry jam
-"coffee crisp"bar
-instant dressing mix
-beverage powder:raspberry
-2x chewing gums
-spoon
-tissues
-1xtea bag:orange pekoe
-1x instant coffee
-2x sugar
-1x salt
-1x pepper
-1x tabasco
-matches
-paper:Questionnaire
-2x tooth picks
-candy:"pralines `n cream"

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Tissues with spoon:
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The spoon is extra long so you can eat out of the pouch.

And now the things I tried:
Chewing gums:
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Were normal.

Raspberry beverage powder:
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Very good!
Taste like normal raspberry drink.

"Coffee crisp "bar:
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Good!
Chocolate covered wafer coffee bar.
First you taste the chocolate.
And then you taste the coffee.

Bread with peanut butter and strawberry jam:
I didn´t ate the peanut butter on the canadian bread, like the strawberry jam.
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With strawberry jam:
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Toast with peanut butter:
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The bread was not so good.
It tasted like the plastic pouch.
I think that´s because of the age.
But with the strawberry jam it was ok.
The strawberry jam was very sweet, not like typical european strawberry jam.
But good!
And this was the first time I have eaten peanut butter.
The american members won´t understand that but here in Europe it´s not the typical spread.
But I found it was very good!

The candy:
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Not good I think!
I don´t like cream candys!

The cherries with syrup:
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First thing to say is this was made from the Wornick Company that makes the meals for the MRE´s too.
And second thing to say is that it was very good!
The syrup viscosity was more like water than like syrup.

That was the review of the canadian army ration(without main meal).
Greetings
Brian

Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:46 pm
by housil
Thanks for posting :D
Ration Fan wrote: Image
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The bread was not so good.
It tasted like the plastic pouch.
I think that´s because of the age.
This bread should be warmed up before eating to avoid that odd taste :wink:

Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:02 pm
by cavguy
Good review! Also thanks for the tip Housil I did not know that warming the bread causes the taste to deteriorate!

Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:00 pm
by dirtbag
IMP bread often has a 'chemical' taste...

Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:02 pm
by housil
Ration Fan wrote: I can´t read american date codes but I think this ration is from 2006 or 2007.
Or is the 07 on the package the date?
At the case:
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At the ration pouch
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Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:57 pm
by rationtin440
Great pics Ration Fan! I'm curious; you mentioned that peanut butter is not the typical spread in Europe, here in America we have a spread called "Nutella" made from cocoa and hazelnuts, which I'm told is very popular in Europe. Is it really or are there other spreads that are more popular?

Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:00 pm
by Ration Fan
Thanks for the tips!
@rationtin:
Yes,"Nutella" is very popular in Europe.
Especially in Germany.
In the german TV is a commercial spot series from "Nutella" with the national soccer team(You know,soccer is very popular over here,like football in america).
It´s a typical spread on a german breakfast table.
It´s so popular like jam or honey here.

Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:31 pm
by Stef
Nutella? my kid could eat one jar a day if we didn't stop him! :lol:

Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:49 pm
by Bypah
Yummmmmm....
I love Nutella since I was a little kid a looong time ago..... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I till buy it here. Is rare to find and if you get it isa small bottle. :(
I even drink it as a hot drink with milk for cold wintery days.... :P

Re: Canadian IMP(without main meal)

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:23 pm
by Ration Fan
Hey, good idea with the Nutella drink!
I will try it! :D