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Re: Canadian Rations Upcoming Updates.

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:17 pm
by Salmon19
Smitty wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:31 am
I believe the tender is for all retorts. A shame really because it’s showing nothing really new on the dessert front. Sad face.

I believe the reason we’re seeing 18 is: The other two that have already been tendered (Pizza Pasta and Southwest Chipotle Chicke), and there is a double on the breakfast.
Ah, that makes sense. Either way, a big menu shakeup happening soon. All we need is Goulash to come back now and we're golden.

Re: Canadian Rations Upcoming Updates.

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:19 pm
by Pod
XIV indian chicken sounds good. I wonder when i'll be able to get my hands on one :P

Re: Canadian Rations Upcoming Updates.

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:51 pm
by Richard w.
I'm having trouble visualizing Pizza Pasta.

Will it just be pasta with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni cubes? Fancy Mac and Cheese?

Re: Canadian Rations Upcoming Updates.

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:03 am
by Salmon19
Richard w. wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:51 pm
I'm having trouble visualizing Pizza Pasta.

Will it just be pasta with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni cubes? Fancy Mac and Cheese?
If it's anything like it was in 2015, it's your standard rotini pasta with slices of sausage, tomatoes, green peppers and olives. The sauce is a pizza sauce rather than a standard tomato sauce. Oldsmokey has a review on it if you're curious.

Re: Canadian Rations Upcoming Updates.

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:30 am
by Richard w.
I see. Thanks

Re: Canadian Rations Upcoming Updates.

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:51 pm
by MILNEWS_ca
The latest: bids sought for accessory bits ...
... The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has a requirement to purchase the following specific food items for the Individual Meal Packs (IMPs):

i. Apple and Brown Sugar Crunchy Cereal;
ii. Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal;
iii. Strawberry Crunchy Cereal;
iv. Beef Jerky BBQ;
v. Chocolate Drink Mix
vi. Strawberry Banana Drink Mix;
vii. Vanilla Drink Mix;
viii. Almonds and Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans;
ix. Peanut Mix; and
x. Peanut, Almonds and Yogurt Covered Cranberries.

(...)
More details in specs (for the food AND the packaging) from bid documents here (30 page PDF).

Re: Canadian Rations Upcoming Updates.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:46 am
by Salmon19
Glad the Strawberry Crunch Cereal is sticking around. Only having it in one menu (albeit a menu that's packed 2 per case) sorta gave me the feeling it was going to be phased out. Speaking of phased out, looks like the Wildberry Yogurt Drink is being phased out otherwise I'd expect to see it on the list. We'll see if Strawberry Banana is an adequate replacement.

As for the nut mixes, bring 'em on :mrgreen: