LEAST favourite ration pack item?




 
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Boots
 
March 6th, 2005  
SigPig
 

Topic: LEAST favourite ration pack item?


As an adjunct to my previous question...

What was the most repellent, nastiest, most disgustipatin' food item in your ration pack?

In the Canadian ration pack, I think the hands-down winner was the infamous Ham Omelet -- know colloquially to its victims as "lung in a bag".

One of the lads on my recruit course got it in his breakfast ration pack. No one would trade anything for it. He then asked if he could scarf someone's ketchup -- he was going to cook one of his combat gloves on the stove instead of having the Ham Omelet.

Ham Omelet disappeared shortly after they started putting quality-control questionnaires in the packs.

J.
March 6th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Unlike the c-ration days, the ham omelette in the MRE was disgusting as well. Must've made the same thing for the Canadians.

The most disgusting non-entre item was the fruitcake hockey puck.
March 6th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
Beef Ki-Si-Ming. It's supposed to be like a canned stir fry. But it's more like a brown, synthetic meat paste with peas in it. Odd considering the rest of the items in the Rat Packs are bearable.
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Boots
March 11th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
Ham and Eggs, I like to call it "throw up in a can". Thank god they got rid of it a while ago.
March 11th, 2005  
CanadianCowgirl
 
 
Well, Shepard's Pies has got to be the worse....it's practically all meat and it just tastes like catfood
May 10th, 2005  
cpl_clarke
 
 
In the Canadian IMP's (Individual Meal Pakage) it has to be the bread. They compact an entire loaf of bread into something the size of a small sponge. They taste so gross and are so filling. Makes me wanna puke.
May 20th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Hmmm the Honey that they throw in it, with the warning on the bag that it is non edible,
Or the Scallop potatoes and Ham, that looks like vomit, and coincidentally tastes like it too
May 21st, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pte_clarke
In the Canadian IMP's (Individual Meal Pakage) it has to be the bread. They compact an entire loaf of bread into something the size of a small sponge. They taste so gross and are so filling. Makes me wanna puke.
The bread's actually pretty good. You'll get used to it eventually.

My least favorite item would have to be the 'Brick'...also known as Baked Cherry.
May 22nd, 2005  
SigPig
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pte_clarke
In the Canadian IMP's (Individual Meal Pakage) it has to be the bread. They compact an entire loaf of bread into something the size of a small sponge. They taste so gross and are so filling. Makes me wanna puke.
Actually, I found te bread disgusting when cold. An infanteer told me to put the unopened package in the pot with the IMPs and cook them. Actually rather sweet and moist when hot, like a whole-wheat bagel. When it cooled down, it got coarse and oily-tasting again.

Any Canadians out there old enough to remember "rye crackers" in the yellow foil package? We used to use them in defensive roles in the days before kevlar.
June 15th, 2005  
soldierzhonor
 
 
chow mein, blech

I remember the old dark brown MRE's noone would go near the corn beef hash lol