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Tube Foods

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:12 pm
by Name_not_found
What countries use tube foods and what foods can i find in tubes?
Vegemite, fruit paste, sweetened condensed milk from the Australian rations are the first i have seen personally.

Other than a picture of the the full tube i cant find much information, would anyone be willing to open a tube and share some pics or opinions.

Thanks
NNF

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:31 am
by German_EPA
our old german EPA contained margarine metall-tubes.

the englisch MIXED RATIONS (mine are from 2006) also contains little tubes with jelly etc....

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:04 am
by bushmaster
Hi
I have an open CR1M and will be happy to show some pics, will post soon

Bushmaster

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:54 am
by Name_not_found
German_EPA thanks for the info, does your store carry tube food?

Bushmaster thanks for stepping up to review, i appreciate it

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:21 pm
by German_EPA
Name_not_found wrote:German_EPA thanks for the info, does your store carry tube food?
sorry no - only empty plastic tubes for filling

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:31 pm
by biscuits brown
http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/squeez-bacon.html :shock:

This would be good in smaller containers, or tubes.

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:31 am
by TurtleNomad
biscuits brown wrote:http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/squeez-bacon.html :shock:

This would be good in smaller containers, or tubes.
Oh.Grandpa.
biscuits brown, you rock!

Hmmmm, 595g for $7.99 seems like a viable price!

Has anyone tried this?
If not, please, please, somebody step up! :)

I'd be particularly interested to know how it tastes on MRE bread and crackers.

I guffawed at:
Each serving is as healthy as real bacon
And was delighted at:
•Shelf Life of 12 years.
Once it's opened, can it be resealed instead of being refrigerated? I would assume it would still have to be used up quickly, but if it lasts a week or two out of the fridge, it would be perfect disaster/emergency morale food. :)
It seems less messy than canned/tactical bacon.

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:58 am
by fdsman
TurtleNomad wrote:
biscuits brown wrote:http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/squeez-bacon.html :shock:

This would be good in smaller containers, or tubes.
Oh.Grandpa.
biscuits brown, you rock!

Hmmmm, 595g for $7.99 seems like a viable price!

Has anyone tried this?
If not, please, please, somebody step up! :)

I'd be particularly interested to know how it tastes on MRE bread and crackers.

I guffawed at:
Each serving is as healthy as real bacon
And was delighted at:
•Shelf Life of 12 years.
Once it's opened, can it be resealed instead of being refrigerated? I would assume it would still have to be used up quickly, but if it lasts a week or two out of the fridge, it would be perfect disaster/emergency morale food. :)
It seems less messy than canned/tactical bacon.

I hate to burst your bubble but, being a long time buyer from ThinkGeek I remember that product being an April fools joke. In fact try adding it to your cart.

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:12 am
by Yowie
Not only do the Australian CR1M have tubes of vegemite and condensed milk, we can also buy them in larger versions in supermarkets. Vegemite is virtually indestructible. I don't think it can go off. Some people keep it in the fridge but I always keep it in the cupboard and am pretty sure after 12 month open it tastes the same as when opened. My Uncle used to have a hut in some really rough country near where I grew up, and it was always stocked up with Vegemite and cans of beans. Sometimes when we went out there hunting we could not read the use by date and none of us ever got sick from eating any of it.

Re: Tube Foods

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:37 pm
by biscuits brown
Yes it never fails to bring on a bacon-related chuckle that one.

Sadly though, the wunderkind at Thinkgeek seem to have basic problems with the calender :wink: :roll:

They should take the april fool tag line out. It spoils the effect, except of course in april :mrgreen:

TN it caught me out too when I first saw it :wink: :lol: