Monday, November 26, 2012

MRE Monday - Pears

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 128 grams or about 4.5 ounces
Calories: 110
Calories from fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g or 0% DV
Cholesterol: 0mg or 0% DV
Sodium: 10mg or 0% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 27g or 9% DV
Dietary Fiber: 2g or 8% DV
Sugars: 26g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2% DV
Vitamin C: 130% DV
Calcium:  0% DV
Iron: 4%

My expectations were canned type pears diced into small cubes.

Red Ant with Pincers, the soon to be four year old, took a small bite and said, " I don't like them." No further amount of persuasion could make him eat another bite. He is usually the better eater of the two boys too.

Row, the soon to be seven year old, was really excited after the first bite and said, " Yes, i do like them. These are just like the ones at daycare!" He did finish the same sampler bowl, which I consider a thumbs up. He usually doesn't go for the fruits and veggies like his younger brother.

Mother-in-law really liked them, and said that they were better than the canned variety.

Sweetheart, wasn't impressed with the pears. She did think that it might be good mixed into some oatmeal or baked into some bread.

I grew up on canned pears, and it would often be topped with mayonnaise and grated cheese. This being said, I thought that these were excellent. Very rarely, would I describe an MRE with these words, but it definitely got my approval. I think that the pears in the MRE were a little sweeter than the canned variety, which could account for my high marks.

Final Thoughts: 
Yet again, the cost of $1.80 is quite high for 4.5 ounces of pears. The high cost is a trade off for long shelf life and portability. The pears will be going on the A-list of reorders just because my number one son likes them, and eats them. Anytime I can get one of my kids to eat a veggie/fruit, much less an MRE it will get my money.

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