MRE Grab Bag Box form MRE Info User, Love it!

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MRE Grab Bag Box form MRE Info User, Love it!

Post by Stevenglennn » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:07 pm

Being brand new to this community I thought purchasing one of the Grab Bag Boxes being offered on this board would be a good way to try several different ration related items. I've been most pleased with the purchase and incredible selection of different items to eat, use, and save. Here is a quick example of how I've been enjoying some of the items included in the Box.

I've lost over 100 pounds over the last 18 months so I do not try to eat an entire Meal in one sitting, but rather spread out the goodness, which is another reason the Grab Bag was a great purchase. Working for a Public School I did not care for the fare on today's menu. This made today perfect to sample some "Soldier Food". For breakfast I opened and enjoyed a 2013 date coded serving of Raisin and Nut Mix. I ate this slowly and enjoyed every bite, chasing it with a 2012 date coded Orange Beverage Powder. The Nut Mix did not have near the saltiness of peanuts that one might purchase in a store from Planters, or the like. The Beverage Powder took a little extra effort to mix, perhaps because I was using cold water. Once dissolved the Orange Beverage made a nice chaser for the Mix and made up an almost perfect calorie combination for breakfast.

Four or five small meals a day is my eating plan for weight loss, so what to have from the Box for a mid morning snack? Wait, a package of Tootsie Rolls, date coded 2013 were included. The package had two rolls, but I only used one for my snack. It was soft chewy, and delicious. My Box included several "Mains" and "Sides" for a possible lunch at work.

Since I'll be working in a press box tonight for a ball game and they will serve pizza, I wanted to stay light for lunch. A perfect choice from the Box turned out to be Fried Rice, Caramel Color Added. The date code on the package is a little confusing to me but perhaps 2015? A sample of the Rice found it to be a little bland, but never fear Salsa del Sol from the Grab Bag to the rescue! This combo along with a salad made for a filling, satisfying, and delicious lunch!

I'm looking forward to sampling some of the "Mains" included in the box. If I have the chance I will certainly purchase another Grab Bag! Good Day!

Steven Glen
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Re: MRE Grab Bag Box form MRE Info User, Love it!

Post by WorkmanMRE » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:43 am

Welcome to the forum, nice review! Congrats on the weight loss.

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Re: MRE Grab Bag Box form MRE Info User, Love it!

Post by sourwes » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:59 am

Greetings..welcome to the group and congrats on your accomplishment. several of the members here offer grab boxes of some sort, some with loose items and some with full rations. All the ones I've had have been great, from several different members. The single serve size is perfect and you just never know what you'll get. I was hooked on the "grab box" idea my 1st time :D
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