Actually, these aren’t *really* MREs. They’re civilian products mimicking MREs. The main entrée is pure MRE, but the rest is a cheaper variant.
MREs aren’t bad, per se. For a day or two, they’re not bad at all, especially now that they have the flameless ration heater. But after more than a few days, they become very monotonous. That’s part of why the Army puts so much effort into making hot meals, such as the UGR series, available to deployed troops.
Youtube being Youtube, there’s actually a small community of channels with people who do very indepth reviews of just about every combat ration around, both the various MRE menus, and their foreign counterparts.
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