Originally Posted by GeneC
What are the best and worst tasting MRE?
Highly subjective answers to that question! Also, the menus have changed some with each major contract so some of the stuff may not be available anymore.
The escalloped potatoes with ham is probably my favorite, very good and tastes almost like the store bought version in the microwave bowls.
Pork and rice with tomato sauce is good.
Ham patty was OK, would have been better cooked over a fire though.
Meatballs and rice, good.
Chicken and rice wasn't too fond of.
Corned beef hash was OK but was pretty soupy.
Turkey and gravy with potatoes, good.
Dunno if they make them anymore, but I had a few "LRRP" rations that were dehydrated instead of wet packed. The beef patty was a dehydrated hamburger, crumbled up in the beans with tomato sauce made a passable expedient chili.
The peanut butter is OK, kinda dry though.
The cheese spread is terrible, throw at the enemy and hope he eats it. He will be too busy pukeing to put up much of a fight.
The shelf stable bread is OK, again a bit dry.
The crackers are kinda thick and brittle but taste like crackers.
The pound cakes are great, the maple nut ones I would eat everyday!
The oatmeal bar is very dry but tastes like an oatmeal cookie, if you got milk I suggest extended dunking!
The drink mixes in fruit flavors are probably better than tasting water purification pills, but I'll stick with Kool Aid! The hot cocoa is good though.
Those are about all the ones I've tried, some I passed on just because I don't like the dish regardless of who made it.