Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Wornick Company Chicken Pesto Pasta

The Wornick Company Chicken Pesto Pasta is something that you may get in an EverSafe Meal Kit or a US Military M.R.E. and it really tastes like pesto. I wished I had something to eat with it because of the strong flavor. Then it stood out among other M.R.E. foods and didn't make me sick.  

If I got this on a long campaign in the sand box I wouldn't trade it for another meal.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jianas Brothers Packing Company Chocolate Dairyshake Powder

Jianas Brothers Packing Company Chocolate Dairyshake Powder' doesn't even taste like chocolate. It's a nightmare in a bag that is sure to make you wish you were home or at the local In N' Out to have a real shake. This tastes like a reject from a health food store and I don't think it's healthy. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jianas Brother Packaging Company Beverage Base Powder Lemon-Lime

Looking like something you'd expect to turn your into a super hero or you household pet into a ninja Jianas Brother Packaging Company Beverage Base Powder Lemon-Lime is the green slime of field operations. It has one of those flavors that make you unable to tell if you hate it or love it and it's bug juice texture. 

Now,  I did put this in a water bottle and shook it like I hate myself and that made it smooth and made all the sugar dissolve save a few dregs. I would think this stuff would be better with a shot of whisky, but I'm not sure I would use good whisky on this.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Wornick Company Asian Style Beef Strips With Vegetables

The Wornick Company "Asian Style Beef Strips With Vegetables" are a horrible thing to find in your M.R.E. or EverSafe Meal Kit.  The vegetables are so strange you can hardly eat them and the beef is so bad that stray cat's wouldn't even eat it for me.

Both my brother and I hated this glop.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sterling Foods Carrot Pound Cake

Sterling Foods Carrot Pound Cake is a nutty wonder of both EverSafe Meal Kits and US Military M.R.E.s. It really is too bad they have 2 grams of trans-fat which increases the shelf live of the product wile decreasing the life expectancy of soldiers.

I think the Vanilla Pound Cake is better tasting, but they will both kill you in the end. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Old Town Baking Company Whole Wheat Bagel

If you ever had a hankering for a basic tasting bagel these are for you. They don't last long but they don't taste like much and the things like Niacin and Riboflavin make me ask if it's worth it to get these as apposed to other longer lasting products.

Well, when you die your body will not take longer to rot if you eat these things.  No preservatives and all. 

The Wornick Company Jalapeno Cheddar Tortilla Crackers

As a food The Wornick Company Jalapeno Cheddar Tortilla Crackers are rather good. Both my brother and I tried and liked these crackers.
As you can see they are high in saturated fat but not trans fat so I would have to say these are reasonably good crackers with a great jalapeno bite.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Wornick Company Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce

The Wornick Company's 'Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce' is one of the best items found in US Military M.R.E.s and EverSafe Meal Kits. My favorite part is the little bits of meat that come in the sauce. I will have to point out that this is by no means a healthy meal but in turns of not being hungry this works okay.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Jianas Brothers Packaging Company Beverage Base Powder Tropical Punch

Jianas Brothers Packaging Company 'Beverage Base Powder Tropical Punch' is one of the things in both U.S. Military M.R.E. and EverSafe meal kits designed to encourage proper hydration. It tastes like Gatorade to me and as I never voluntarily drink Gatorade I have to say that's a bad thing. I'd much rather have the orange or lime. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Wornick Company Pot Roast with Vegetables

The Wornick Company Pot Roast with Vegetables features in both US Military M.R.E.'s and EverSafe Meal Kits has a big chunk of meat in it and is a reasonable facsimile of something I would make at home.

It didn't come with a box so I'm not sure if it will kill me or not, but if you eat these things make sure when you get home you get your vegetables because that's not even close to enough.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Jianas Brothers Packing Company Vanilla Dairyshake Powder

Jianas Brothers Packing Company Vanilla Dairyshake Powder is a thing no human in their right might would consume unless they believed it was the key to better health or they were starving. 

Why they are included in US Military M.R.E.'s or EverSafe Meal Kits is beyond me.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Wornick Company Crackers

The Wornick Company Crackers have always been a favorite of mine in US Military M.R.E.'s and I was pleased to find them in my EverSafe Meal Kit. Their flaky, buttery flavor touches a part of my heart.

Then I read the ingredients and find that they are full of trans-fat and made with the death Hydrogenated oil that will one day stop my heart.

How has the world turned so poor that we slowly poison our soldiers with this synthetic crap?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Wornick Company Nut Raisin Mix

The Wornick Company Nut Raisin Mix comes in EverSafe Meal Kits and US Military M.R.E.'s. These things are just kind of, well, normal.

That is to say that I don't think much of them but they are better than many of the offerings of The Wornick Company that fail to be real food.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Kari-Out Co. Fresh Nap Moist Towelette

Kari-Out Co. Fresh Nap Moist Towelette is a thing that comes both in EverSafe Meal Kits and US Military M.R.E.'s. These little things can be life savers when you work out in the open like I've had two but the only problem with them is for a ready meal pack you need two. One to wash your hands before eating and one to clean up after.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Wornick Company Raisins

There are too many ingredients in these The Wornick Company Raisins. They have a slimy texture, and are kind of gross. The worst kicker is the Hydrogenated oil used to make these.

Raisins last a long time already so why do they need to be turned into these things?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Berry Plastics Pepper and Iodized Salt

Berry Plastics Pepper and Iodized Salt come in M.R.E.'s and EverSafe Meal Kits. They do me just about no good because I review these things and what would be the point of reviewing these things if you add stuff. 

I'm glad these things are here because sometimes those packed meals are so bland they are hardly worth eating. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Wornick Company Au Gratin Potatoes

The Wornick Company Au Gratin Potatoes is pared with
 to make a meal that will give you new insights into the life of a soldier. This is not to say that the potatoes are so bad. They're just kind of there without being much to talk about.

There are few foods at this point that make me wish I could pic the menu on my EverSafe Meal Kit as much as the pack these came in. I guess it would cost more to get the food you want rather than just whatever they stuff in a box.

So it stand that the clear packaging of the MRE's is not the only difference between them and the Military versions. The military ones have an A and B menu so you can avoid these things if you want to.

These Potatoes make me remember how much I love making my own food!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Berry Plastics Company Sugar

Berry Plastics Company Sugar? Plastics Company? Well, I guess that's because they make a bag that will hold the sugar for a long time.

In any case, this is the sugar that came in my EverSafe Meal Kit and the same sugar that should come in a US military M.R.E.. I'm happy that these came in two packets so that you can decide how much sugar you want in your coffee.

Me, being a fat pig, I use both packets and it's still not sweet enough for me.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Wornick Company Pork Sausage Gravy

The Wornick Company's 'Pork Sausage Gravy' is a white soup with bits of meat thrown in. It was one of the worst things I have ever seen coming out of these EverSafe M.R.E.'s. I even gave some of this crud to the cats and they would rather eat fat food.

I will point out that if you soak some 'Wheat Snack Bread' in the white stuff it will get more edible, but now I have new respect for fighting people who have to eat these things.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sterling Foods Vanilla Pound Cake

Sterling Foods Vanilla Pound Cake has broken my heart. It's the 3.5 grams of trans-fat that I just can't deal with. I love these things and the little crystals on them when you take them out of the pack. Now I know that these things will kill me.

The more I read up on M.R.E.'s the more I feel for our service people. What's the deal with all the unhealthy food?

If you're wondering, yes these are the same Pound Cakes from real military M.R.E.'s. I may have gotten this one from EverSafe but Sterling Foods supplies the US military.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jianas Brothers Packaging Company Beverage Base Powder Orange

Jianas Brothers Packaging Company Beverage Base Powder Orange is a fancy way of saying Kool-Aid. I'm reasonably sure that these are the result of service people being forced to drink chemically purified water.

Keeping hydrated is a struggle for most Americans and for soldiers that must be even harder. These things are good to put in a water bottle and shake the hell out of it to mix it well enough.

I put this in my refrigerator for more than 24 hours and there was still stuff at the bottom. Stirring just isn't enough to get this whole thing to dissolve.

Taste wise these are okay. They get the water down which is what they are made for. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Jianas Brothers Packaging Company Strawberry Banana Dairyshake Powder

Jianas Brothers Packaging Company's Strawberry Banana Dairyshake Powder is one of those 'huh' items that comes in M.R.E. and I was kind of surprised to find them in my EverSafe Meal Kit.

I've always been the kind of fellow to 'Pack Out' and dump my trash at home, but with these things I say you just dump the trash because it can get stinky. 

Other than that, these have four grams of Trans Fat which is know to be an unhealthy killer. I will never eat one of these on my own but rather share them with my brother to spread the trans fat out between us.

Maybe I should give these to the homeless or something. I mean, if you're starving you can't have fat build up in your arteries can you? 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Wornick Company Mexican Style Chicken Stew

The Wornick Company 'Mexican Style Chicken Stew' was a welcome find in my EverSafe M.R.E.. I found this to be a well rounded meal but the chicken was a little dry.

The chunky Mexican stew is a little bland but still this was a good meal. Too bad it came with that nasty Santa Fe Rice.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Nestle Coffee Mate

Nestle Coffee Mate claims to be the original something. I'm not sure what because it doesn't say and I don't care but this stuff clumps and gets nasty in your coffee. Stirring will not help. 

If this crap didn't come in my EverSafe M.R.E.s I wouldn't buy it. Now I have to make sure I have something with a lid so I can shake this until it looks like something other than milk curds.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Wornick Company Santa Fe Style Rice

The Wornick Company Santa Fe Style Rice is so bad that my mouth is still angry at me for eating this crap. First, it looks like mach and cheese. Second, it tastes like, well, like it's not real food.
The ingredients aren't that bad for you so this is more likely to see you into old age than their death peanut butter. More or less this just tastes bad.  

Thursday, July 7, 2016

EverSafe M.R.E. Deep Rich Instant Coffee

EverSafe M.R.E. Deep Rich Instant Coffee better be the name of this, because it was not deep nor rich in my opinion. It was passable coffee, I'll grant you, and I've never been a fan of instant so that says something. 

Given that a world without coffee is not worth living in this stuff is a life saver when you're out their and need coffee. I'm happy that the EverSafe M.R.E. comes with this coffee even if I normally drink better stuff.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

EverSafe M.R.E. Peanut Butter

EverSafe M.R.E. Peanut Butter is peanut butter with death added. If you don't know what I mean let me show you.
If you can't see this has Hydrogenated oil in it and as the human body can't process that kind of oil(as it's not found in nature) it tends to clog your arteries. The good news is that the U.S. government is on it's way to banning that death fat all together and making this product illegal. Until that happens look before you put it in your mouth!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Milky Way Melon

The Milky Way Melon is a thing I found at my local farmers Market. I find them sweet with a creamy flavor that is almost worth the high price. I can't say these are knockouts but they are a cut above other melons.  

EverSafe M.R.E Dining Packet

EverSafe M.R.E Dining Packet is missing the essential toilet paper that makes M.R.E. Dining Packets what they are. I'll grant that I never used the toilet paper, but I kind of miss it now that it's gone. It doesn't have the Tabasco sauce or the matches. Do you remember when those things came with gum?

In any case, this was one of the biggest letdown of my EverSafe M.R.E's but given that I was on a work site with toilet paper I guess I shouldn't complain.

If you are putting these in your earthquake kit make sure you got some TP to go with them.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sterling Foods Wheat Snack Bread

Sterling Foods Wheat Snack Bread is a general let down in any M.R.E. even the EverSafe civilian kind. I find these to be only worth eating if you're honestly hungry which is a plus for a fat fellow like me. They often, but not always, come with some kind of stuff to spread over them.

I have to say I don't like wheat snack bread but if your out trying to stay alive I guess this is okay.