Monday, February 4, 2013

MRE Monday - Marinara Sauce And Meatballs

 It's a little later than usual, but I got it done.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 8.1 ounces (227g)
Calories: 280
Calories from fat: 180
Total Fat: 20g or 31% DV
Cholesterol: 45mg or 15% DV
Sodium: 930mg or 39% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 14g or 5% DV
Dietary Fiber: 5g or 20% DV
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 12g
Vitamin A: 15% DV
Vitamin C: 20% DV
Calcium:  10% DV
Iron: 20%


From my past experience, Chef Boy-a-dee usually comes to mind.


Row thought it was good. He likes our regular meatballs, so this wasn't too far of a stretch for him.

Red Ant, the four year old, didn't like the sauce on the meatballs, which really wasn't a big surprise. He was practically forced to eat 1/2 a meatball, and shook his head no when we tried to get him to eat the other half.

Mother-in-law loved the marinara sauce. She thought it was better than the canned variety, and said that it would be good for a hiking trip. "A bit of a touch above the canned ones" was her exact words. She also thought that the sauce would make an excellent sauce.

Sweetheart said that the meatballs had a good texture, and was kinda surprised since it came out of a pouch. "The sauce was better than Chef-boy-r-dee" and agreed that it would be good over pasta.

I thought that the sauce was very good too. The texture of the meatballs was actually pretty good, and almost had that homemade taste. I'll stress almost, the meat texture slightly less than homemade, and had a good taste.

Final Thoughts:

The price of these are a little high, and I would consider ordering some more for a cache, if the price was a little lower. After all, you are paying for the convenience and long term packaging, and the taste and texture is good quality.

Stars: * * * ( 3 )

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