Today's MRE review almost didn't happen, but Sweetheart prodded me into selecting this one for the review.
Serving Size: 2.5 oz.
Calories from fat: 80
Total Fat: 9g or 14% DV ( Daily Value )
Cholesterol: 10mg or 3% DV
Sodium: 390mg or 16% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 37g or 12% DV
Dietary Fiber: 1g or 4% DV
Vitamin A: 10% DV
Vitamin C: 0% DV
Calcium: 2% DV
Jiffy cornbread would be a good nationally recognized brand that would be a good expectation.
Row and Red Ant with Spikes took small bites, and both said that they didn't like it. I will point out that neither of them really care for cornbread, and these didn't have any butter on them either. I hope that both my boys develop a taste for it, because as a Southerner, cornbread is almost as important as iced tea. Hopefully we will find a recipe that they enjoy.
Mother-in-Law: "Hmmm...It's similar to Jiffy and has a good texture. It's real good."
Sweetheart first noticed the sweetness in the cornbread, and how moist it was. She thought that it didn't need any butter.
I have a few differing opinions about the cornbread. I don't care for sweet cornbread nor sweet tea, but the MRE cornbread would do in a pinch. It would compliment the potato soup pretty well. I did find it humorous that the cornbread was shaped exactly like all the other breads, desserts, and sandwiches. Do they send the same baking tins to all of the MRE manufacturers? Anyways, I would place the cornbread texture right next to cake. I would also have to disagree with my wife, and all cornbread needs butter. The more the better!!!
If you like sweet cornbread, then I would consider ordering a few for your backpack or your BOB. The cornbread is pretty filling, and at 2.5 ounces, I would categorize it as light and filling. That's a great combination for a pack food. Even though my review leaned towards the negative aspects of the cornbread, I would order and eat it again. Sweetheart placed it on the B-list for ordering, and I went with the A-list. Her reason was because she doesn't eat it much, while I appreciated the weight and fullness factors.
Stars: * * (2)