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(Bored Panda)   Military MREs from different countries. Come for the Terrine Forestiere, stay for the Hackfleischrollchen with rice   (boredpanda.com) divider line
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2020-06-22 7:06:53 PM  
*waits for the freakout about macaroni in chili*
 
2020-06-22 9:03:22 PM  
I thought the French and German MREs looked great to give a try. But then, I like US MREs.

If you ever ate K-rations or C-rations, you'd love MREs, too.

/I did.
 
2020-06-22 9:28:02 PM  
Reminds me of the school lunch blog a girl started in Scotland, documenting her daily meals.  Then she got banned from publishing her pictures by the town council, and it blew up the internet.  That lasted about a day, the backlash was so great.  She added a spot for a charitable organization that provided lunches for schools in Africa and raised 1000s and 1000s of pounds for them.  Kids from around the world photo'd their lunches and sent them to her as well.  It was really cool.
 
2020-06-22 9:34:33 PM  
If you ever want to know anything about MREs, check out Steve1989.  He's the Bob Ross of MREs.
 
2020-06-22 9:41:17 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: If you ever want to know anything about MREs, check out Steve1989.  He's the Bob Ross of MREs.


Nice
 
2020-06-22 9:43:12 PM  
"We'll now unwrap it in slow motion..."
 
2020-06-22 9:45:39 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: If you ever want to know anything about MREs, check out Steve1989.  He's the Bob Ross of MREs.


Be careful, if you're into this sort of thing you can spend a lot of time watching his videos. He's a true connoisseur and gets into the details of what each meal contains and how it all tastes.
 
2020-06-22 9:46:48 PM  
Gesundheit, subby.
 
2020-06-22 9:48:52 PM  
I hurt my tongue trying to read off the German  one.
 
2020-06-22 9:54:18 PM  
Now let's get this out on the tray
 
2020-06-22 10:17:41 PM  
Hack flesh...what?  Are the Germans using SoyLent Green now?
 
2020-06-22 10:17:42 PM  

AirForceVet: I thought the French and German MREs looked great to give a try. But then, I like US MREs.

If you ever ate K-rations or C-rations, you'd love MREs, too.

/I did.


Even Lizard Loaf, Chicken Claw-Beak-Wing, Tuna  noodle vomitus, meatballs with spicy Tom sauce (that poor bastard, Tom), and the Fingers of  Death?
 
2020-06-22 10:18:58 PM  

AirForceVet: I thought the French and German MREs looked great to give a try. But then, I like US MREs.

If you ever ate K-rations or C-rations, you'd love MREs, too.

/I did.


/ But yes, they were an improvement over MCIs.
 
2020-06-22 10:37:42 PM  
The weirdest food production facility I've ever been sent to was a SoPakCo MRE factory back when I worked for a retort (giant pressure cooker) company. The whole place seemed kind of ... off.
 
2020-06-22 10:40:39 PM  
Scottish army ration (MRE) with radioactive heater.
Youtube 9Ry4QBQejFU
 
2020-06-22 10:55:50 PM  

fzumrk: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/9Ry4QBQe​jFU?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]


what!
 
2020-06-22 11:00:26 PM  

fzumrk: [YouTube video: Scottish army ration (MRE) with radioactive heater.]


Totally came just for this
 
2020-06-22 11:47:31 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: AirForceVet: I thought the French and German MREs looked great to give a try. But then, I like US MREs.

If you ever ate K-rations or C-rations, you'd love MREs, too.

/I did.

Even Lizard Loaf, Chicken Claw-Beak-Wing, Tuna  noodle vomitus, meatballs with spicy Tom sauce (that poor bastard, Tom), and the Fingers of  Death?


All of those beat the hell out of the infamous Omelette, with Ham and Au Gratin Potatoes.  Had it once.  Both of which looked,and smelled, like something you'd mop up at a three keg party.
 
2020-06-23 12:58:03 AM  
I actually liked the Country Captain Chicken MRE.
 
2020-06-23 3:37:37 AM  
Military does to food the same it does to intelligence and music.
 
2020-06-23 4:43:14 AM  

Bondith: Hack flesh...what?  Are the Germans using SoyLent Green now?


German cooking often involves things that Americans aren't allowed to put into dog food.  It is like magic.

Don't think too much about what it is or you will break the spell.
 
2020-06-23 4:57:17 AM  
(Also, only the green Hackfleisch is made of people.)
 
2020-06-23 4:58:41 AM  

lindalouwho: *waits for the freakout about macaroni in chili*


I was in the Navy and yes I miss Navy Chilimac.

And part of the reason I joined the Navy was so I didn't have to eat MREs
 
2020-06-23 7:22:44 AM  
During the war in ex-Yougoslavia, the going rate was one French MRE for six US MREs.

What you need to know is that when the army developed a chocolate bar to include in soldier's pack, they deliberately gave them the taste of boiled potatoe so that soldiers would not gorge on them.
 
2020-06-23 7:58:13 AM  

padraig: During the war in ex-Yougoslavia, the going rate was one French MRE for six US MREs.

What you need to know is that when the army developed a chocolate bar to include in soldier's pack, they deliberately gave them the taste of boiled potatoe so that soldiers would not gorge on them.


Sort of.

That's the Tropical Bar. Oat flour, cocoa, cocoa butter, pinch of sugar. Bitter as hell. Incredibly stable, though- I ate a 1945-dated one in about 1996 on a dare. Edible but gross.

Marcus Aurelius: If you ever want to know anything about MREs, check out Steve1989.  He's the Bob Ross of MREs.


I see you are also a man of culture. I started carrying a p38 can opener again because of these.
 
2020-06-23 8:03:28 AM  
I love the civilian-equivalent pouches of Indian food.  Tasty Bite is the brand with the broadest distribution, and I know there are a couple of store-brands too.  Always keep a couple of those on hand, and they are just fine at room temperature.
 
2020-06-23 9:40:58 AM  
I'm curious as to when MRE's got so damned expensive... admittedly I've not bought one in years, but I remember (a few decades ago) being able to pick them up for $4-5 apiece.  Is $10-14 per a product of COVID inflation, or have they gone up that much normally?
 
2020-06-23 10:02:55 AM  
Canuckian soldiers threw their MRE's at enemy combatants in several battles in WWII & Korea.
Several complaints were made & now there's a clause in the Geneva Convention expressly forbidding this.
 
2020-06-23 10:42:48 AM  
Read the Ukraine one as 'Iced tea; Biscuits; Rice with beef Wipes.'

And thought 'Ew - Beef wipes'...
 
2020-06-23 10:49:35 AM  

mactheknife: I'm curious as to when MRE's got so damned expensive... admittedly I've not bought one in years, but I remember (a few decades ago) being able to pick them up for $4-5 apiece.  Is $10-14 per a product of COVID inflation, or have they gone up that much normally?


It is the COVID. I bought some a year ago at about 60/case. Now I see them at 170 to 300 a case, which is not even close to worth it.
 
2020-06-23 11:51:11 AM  

mfsst10: Now let's get this out on the tray


Apparently China stepped up its game and created something edible.

2018 Chinese PLA Type 17 Individual Heating Meal MRE Review Taste Testing
Youtube qEUaqhz5tvY
 
2020-06-23 11:56:06 AM  

oldfarthenry: Canuckian soldiers threw their MRE's at enemy combatants in several battles in WWII & Korea.
Several complaints were made & now there's a clause in the Geneva Convention expressly forbidding this.


Sure, but they won the PPCLI the Battle of Kapyeong.
 
2020-06-23 11:58:07 AM  

Brandi Morgan: I was in the Navy and yes I miss Navy Chilimac.


Classic midrats
 
2020-06-23 2:12:14 PM  

mfsst10: Now let's get this out on the tray


Nice.

/Okay
 
2020-06-23 2:51:25 PM  

casual disregard: mfsst10: Now let's get this out on the tray

Apparently China stepped up its game and created something edible.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/qEUaqhz5​tvY]


Yeah, I saw that one and was absolutely shocked that it wasn't rancid.

/God, now I have the urge to watch some more of his videos.
 
2020-06-23 10:48:10 PM  

Sword and Shield: padraig: During the war in ex-Yougoslavia, the going rate was one French MRE for six US MREs.

What you need to know is that when the army developed a chocolate bar to include in soldier's pack, they deliberately gave them the taste of boiled potatoe so that soldiers would not gorge on them.

Sort of.

That's the Tropical Bar. Oat flour, cocoa, cocoa butter, pinch of sugar. Bitter as hell. Incredibly stable, though- I ate a 1945-dated one in about 1996 on a dare. Edible but gross.

Marcus Aurelius: If you ever want to know anything about MREs, check out Steve1989.  He's the Bob Ross of MREs.

I see you are also a man of culture. I started carrying a p38 can opener again because of these.


I still have gouges in my chest from having the one on my dog tags open up at the wrong time.
 
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