Monday, October 29, 2012

MRE Monday - Pineapple

 This Monday's MRE is a side dish and available through Emergency Essentials for $1.70.

 Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 4.5 oz.
Calories: 100
Calories from fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g or 0% DV
Cholesterol: 0mg or 0% DV
Sodium: 35mg or 1% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 11g or 4% DV
Dietary Fiber: 1g or 4% DV
Sugars: 18g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 0% DV
Vitamin C: 110% DV
Calcium:  2% DV
Iron: 2%

I was expecting the canned variety of pineapple tidbits.


If you'll notice their there are 5 bowls which means that Sweet Mother-In-Law was having dinner with use again, so you'll be getting an additional reviewer.

Row, the resident six year old, took his usual small bite, and said that it tastes funny. No more bites were taken.

Red Ant with Pincers, the youngest reviewer at three years old, said, "It's not pretty good." He is our "good eater" as my wife likes to say, and eats quite a bit of fruits and veggies (comparatively). The only pineapple he has had is freeze-dried and fresh, so this is an unfair comparison for him.

Sweet Mother-in-law was rather concise and said that the pineapple is good. She got a little nervous that I had my index cards out to take notes, and was worried about being quoted.

Sweetheart, my better half, noted that it had a sweet sugar smell, and said," It tastes like the pineapple from a pineapple upside down cake." She also thought it might be better for the side item to be baked into something, rather than by eaten by itself. She preferred the freeze dried variety, but still gave it a thumbs up.

I'm really partial to the Dole Super Gold fresh pineapple, and have been spoiled. In this light, it was rather tasteless in comparison. It had a firm texture, and a slightly darker color than fresh or canned pineapple. On the plus side, it would taste wonderful on an extended backpacking trip, when fresh fruit is a rarity. It got my vote for an added purchase for our medium term storage.

Final Thoughts:

The price places it at a bit of a premium at $1.70 each, but makes up for it for it's portability. I would only consider the purchase for use in a BOB ( Bug Out Bag ), an extended backpacking trip, or cache. Otherwise, the canned pineapple makes so much more sense. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin C, but Vitamin C is readily available in other forms. It also comes with a handy dandy postcard on the back.

Stars: * * ( 2 )

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