1981 Mountain House Macaroni and Cheese

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Salty Croc
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1981 Mountain House Macaroni and Cheese

Post by Salty Croc » Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:40 pm

Well I kinda thought this one was compromised, and I was right. It smelled horrible when I opened the outer package. A heavy chemical and stale smell, like the Shrimp Creole I opened a few months ago. I was hoping the smell was just in the dry cheese and it would reconstitute fine. You all know I like my cheese Xtra sharp! The inner bag was stuck outer packaging not a good sign at all. I added more water than recommend because it looked like it needed it. It smelled even worse prepared and I did not feel safe trying it, sorry. It’s really a shame it wasn’t good as it made one heck of a pile of food.
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Thanks for looking
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1981 Mountain House

Post by Tedster » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:49 pm

That's too bad, are there any pinholes or abrasions in the package? Looks a bit like it might have some pack wear. Ordinarily the mylar/foil seems to hold up well otherwise.

N.b. the 4.5 ounce net weight, they were certainly more realistic about portion size back then.

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Re: 1981 Mountain House Macaroni and Cheese

Post by Salty Croc » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:50 pm

I didn't see any pinholes but it was clearly not stored well. I have a bunch more that look good. Gonna try a "good" one next time 😉

They definitely didn't skimp on the serving.

-Salty

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