Serving Size: 8.0 oz.
Calories from fat: 40
Total Fat: 4.5g or 7% DV ( Daily Value )
Cholesterol: 60mg or 20% DV
Sodium: 1470mg or 61% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 16g or 5% DV
Dietary Fiber: 1g or 4% DV
Vitamin A: 2% DV
Vitamin C: 2% DV
Calcium: 10% DV
I have really high expectations for this MRE. A good brisket is worth it's weight in gold when you're hungry, and it is shaped like bacon!
Row skeptically looked at the little side dish, and took his usual small bite. After his bite he said "Hmmm, if this is what Alpo taste like, then I like it. It tastes good even with ketchup!" He asked for more after his side dish was gone, and that rarely happens.
Red Ant, the four year old, decided that it was not good. We asked why, and he said that he just likes the regular ones.
Sweetheart: "It'd be really good with rice. It has that standard brown gravy flavor, oh and it's tender, but no so much that it falls apart." She also thought that it had an excellent texture and it got two thumbs up. She would "definitely eat it again!"
The brisket was very meaty tasting. It had a good texture, but a tad too salty for my liking. I personally would have preferred a few chunks of fat on the slices of brisket, but fat doesn't preserve very well. That being said, it is an excellent MRE. The gravy is decent and very sop worthy. I don't image any of the gravy would go to waste in the field or campsite. My plate was wiped clean with homemade bread...
This MRE is one of my favorites, and I can see the fickle four year old wanting more of it after a long day of running through the woods. While it only officially gets three stars, I could see Red Ant's taste changing in a few years. Of course, if I ordered them today, they would still be good in five years. These are without a doubt a home run entree from the Armed Forces.
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