Monday, September 17, 2012

MRE Monday - Almond Poppy Seed Pound Cake

If it is posted early in the morning, then I already had it done. In the evening, I just did it for dinner. Anyways, here is today's MRE.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 71 g or 2.5 oz.
Calories: 310
Calories from fat: 140
Total Fat: 15g or 23% DV
Cholesterol: 30mg or 10% DV
Sodium: 270mg or 11% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 38g or 13% DV
Dietary Fiber: 0g or 0% DV
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 4g
Vitamin A: 0% DV
Vitamin C: 0% DV
Thiamine: 10%
Riboflavin: 6%
Niacin: 6%
Calcium:  8% DV
Iron: 10%
Folic Acid: 6%

I expect that it will be very similar to the Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake.


Right out of the gate, Row took a small bite and said that "I don't like it." After a little questioning, he said that it tasted funny in his mouth. It was the texture that was turning him off to the dessert. He did say that it smelled good though.

Red Ant, our youngest, was much more receptive to the new dessert. "Yummmmm...I like it very much", which might be the first time I have ever heard him say very and much together. I offered another portion, and he gladly took it, but this time said that "I super like it." Well, sounds like a winner to me.

My dear wife, Sweetheart, noticed the heavy almond extract scent almost immediately. "I'd eat it again.", was her overall assessment. She did make the comment that the heavy scent didn't carry over to the taste of the pound cake. We looked at the ingredients, and found that it was the artificial flavors that carried the scent, but it didn't translate into taste.

I thought it was good, and maybe a bit on the dry side. The flavors carried over towards the end of the taste, and it would also go great with a cup of coffee.


We'll order it again, but probably won't make it on this month's order. I would probably consider this a secondary item, even though it rates three stars. Not that it's bad, but we would prefer different items to have in our BOBs except for Red Ant's bag. $1.10 was the price on the last invoice.

Try it out.

Stars: * * * ( 3 )


  1. Sounds like most of the cake deserts have met with family approval so far I think.

    1. When it comes to our backpacks, we are gonna be haulin' desserts and two entrees.

  2. Thanks for the review, sounds like something I should obtain.

    1. Psst...try the lemon poppy seed pound cake too, it's my personal favorite so far.