Monday, November 12, 2012

MRE Monday - Applesauce with Raspberry Puree

Most importantly, I'd like to thank all of the Veterans that have served out great country. I'd also like to remember the spouses and children of those current deployed. Sometimes they have a harder job with making ends meet and running a household. Even though they might not be in harm's way, they deserve some credit for their contribution to our country.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 4.5 oz.
Calories: 90
Calories from fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g or 0% DV
Cholesterol: 0mg or 0% DV
Sodium: 50mg or 2% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 30g or 10% DV
Dietary Fiber: 2g or 8% DV
Sugars: 27g
Protein: 0g
Vitamin A: 0% DV
Vitamin C: 410% DV
Calcium:  0% DV
Iron: 2%

I really wasn't sure of what to expect other than the consistency and the raspberry taste.


Once again, you'll have the treat of an added review by my Mother-in-law. She has an open invitation to join us every Sunday evening for the newly started tradition of Family Movie Night. We have been going through old movies appropriate for kids, and it was Brother Bear this time around.

Row, our six year old reviewer, voluntarily took a bite and even before he even swallowed it said, "I don't like this one." That pretty much put an end to any further reviewing by our oldest child.

Red Ant with Pincers, the finicky three year old, was in another wonderful mood this afternoon. (Please notice the sarcasm) He also took a small bite and proclaimed the same review as Row. Two strikes and no stars.

I'll have to think of an appropriate nickname for Mother-in-law. Please, no comments on this one. Anyways, she really liked the applesauce, but didn't give any further detail. I think she might still be a little shy about the reviews going on the internet, but hopefully I'll be able to pry a little bit more out of her next time.

Sweetheart noticed the "first blush was the raspberry taste which was surprising, but then mellowed out." I think that this had a lot to do with the boys rejecting a second tasting of the applesauce.

My first thought on the flavor was "Wow! It had a strong tart/sour flavor profile." It has to do with the added ascorbic acid as a preservative, and it also jacks up the Vitamin C content to 410%. The flavor did settle down with the rest of the sample, and I found it quite enjoyable. My main thought during the tasting was that it would make a nice flavor contrast with the other MREs.

Final Thoughts:
While it only gets two stars for this MRE, I would consider purchasing this item for the adults in any group. The added flavor would be a welcome addition to any meal. It would help break any food fatigue that might develop over time with a steady rationing of MREs. The cost per packet runs $1.80, which is still expensive. Again, I would add the applesauce to an adults BOB or emergency kit.

Stars: * * ( 2 )

1 comment:

  1. I have no experience with this one but yes MRE's are expensive.