US MRE 1991 Menu 8 Ham Slice

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US MRE 1991 Menu 8 Ham Slice

Postby Nighthawk1097 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:37 pm

This is my first time eating a ration, or eating any type of food, that is older than me. Enjoyed opening it up and tasting it all, so I hope you guys enjoy the video. Thank you! :mrgreen:
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Re: US MRE 1991 Menu 8 Ham Slice

Postby shawker71 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:33 pm

I will be reviewing this exact menu very soon. I remember eating these when they were fresh and you couldn't go wrong with the Ham Slice.
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Re: US MRE 1991 Menu 8 Ham Slice

Postby Nighthawk1097 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:21 am

shawker71 wrote:I will be reviewing this exact menu very soon. I remember eating these when they were fresh and you couldn't go wrong with the Ham Slice.

I would assume that in its prime, it was a great meal. I don't know about those potatoes though, but the ham wasn't that bad, and that chocolate covered brownie was pretty good! I bet that was amazing when it was in date.
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Re: US MRE 1991 Menu 8 Ham Slice

Postby Travelowl » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:14 am

The best part about this menu in its day was that at least you knew exactly what you were getting, basically the same slice of ham that the average grocery store sold, albeit smaller.

I used to squirrel these entrees away for combining with other things later.

About a year ago I found one, buried deep in a bag I hadn't used in years, subject to unknown but certainly wild fluctuations in temperature. I heated it up in boiling water and sat down and opened the foil pack...

It was still pink in the middle, but the outer edges were grey and flaking like tuna. That's the best way I can describe it. I took a sniff and it smelled like meat that was starting to go bad, so it went right in the trash. I wasn't going to risk even the smallest taste.

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Re: US MRE 1991 Menu 8 Ham Slice

Postby housil » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:24 am

I loved that ham slice so much! They had a great salty taste.

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Re: US MRE 1991 Menu 8 Ham Slice

Postby Nighthawk1097 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:13 am

Travelowl wrote:It was still pink in the middle, but the outer edges were grey and flaking like tuna. That's the best way I can describe it. I took a sniff and it smelled like meat that was starting to go bad, so it went right in the trash. I wasn't going to risk even the smallest taste.

Oh no. Glad you didn't take the chance, that didn't sound too great. :shock:
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Re: US MRE 1991 Menu 8 Ham Slice

Postby Nighthawk1097 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:19 am

housil wrote:I loved that ham slice so much! They had a great salty taste.

That it did! It looks very unappealing, but I was quite surprised by how good it tasted for being so old.
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