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Bleeech. Nasty. Really nasty. Today for lunch, I figured I’d do up the remaining ‘smaller parts’ of the Rooski MRE. Be glad I do these things for y’all… as it was a really foul experience. Unlike the last 3 times, where it was the ‘main meal’ chow, I hit the smaller ‘snack items.’
In order, according to Google Translate, Left to right and down:
1) Vegetable Puree
2) Jam (unknown flavor)
4) Cheese the Processed
So, pretty good idea what was in each. So on opening them I got this:
#1, the Vegetable Puree, was pretty much tasting like what it looked like. Baby Food. Not bad, but not good per se. Think it was like a yam/squash kind of puree… reminded me a lot of GranBebe’s chow when she was a wee bitty. Tasted enough of it when she started throwing it for sure. Not a fan. Maybe if really hungry but that’s the point of these tests Aye?
#2 is Jam. a damned good strawberry too. Very very tasty, to the point I managed to get Wifey to try it, and had to fend her off. Can’t wait to try it on some Publix Mountain Bread w/butta later.
#3… Pate… O….K….the less said about this, the better.
Ok… I’ve eaten some strange shit in my time. Also some extremely foul tasting shit. THIS ‘stuff’… Nhaaa-asty. Seems it ain’t meat pate, but fish pate. Now, granted, maybe high rollers and uppity fallutin’ folks with the pinky-in-the-air and yer basic Eurotrash can cotton onto this, but man, it was gross… my stomach is still upset. Texure? Sand… fishy sand. Flavor? Fish Ass. Thankfully, the flavor came out with a generous brushing of the toofuses. Now, there is a slight silver lining in this. The Sausage Princess practically had a heart attack when I opened this particular nasty. She was vibrating in expectation… so, now I know, I got emergency food rats for the Dog over and above the stuff I have put aside for her for the nonce. She practically licked through the bottom of the container when I gave it to her. No accounting for taste Aye?
#4, The Cheese. Didn’t open the cheese. Cheese is cheese, and I’m throwing this in the kit for later use, along with the majority of the ephemera from the meal. The coffee, tea and ‘other’ bits n pieces can be saved for the long term utilization in a shit hit the fan scene. The little stove, matches and fuel tabs are going into my actual battle bag, as one never know if one needs to heat something up.
Now, other observations. I had to use a knife on two of the containers to open them. Sealed above and beyond the norm. Thankfully easy to do. Didn’t have that problem with any of the other main meals, just these smaller snacks. The crackers, better than the US version. Bit more flavorful, but more fragile. They shatter like nothing and you end up with crumbles, whereas you can stop a bullet with US MRE Crackers. Also, no real dessert. 2X lil containers (like itty bitty) of “Nutella-substitute”. I didn’t bother with a picture as both had ruptured and gone bad in transport from Russia. According to the info I’ve seen, these are actually enlisted mens rats, the officer rats have a Chocolate Bar in them. Go figure.
So that rounds out this meal… next one? Any suggestions? Let me know, hit the donate button, and I’ll get one and let ya know if it’s any good. I’m debating on Italian or German.
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