When my oldest brother Kent, a retired US Army Lt. Colonel, was active duty in Iraq during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, he ate a lot of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat).
When he returned after the war, he brought some home. Once I perused the contents, I could understand why he had doused everything liberally with Tabasco sauce.
Everything was bland and required water. Even the brown packaging looked unappetizing.
But I think I’ve found a new food item the US Armed Forces might want to consider including in their next MRE. It’s fun, it’s flavorful, and while the packaging might be too bright, it will survive the elements.
These sandwiches in a can — duh — come in three flavors: peanut butter and strawberry jam, peanut butter and grape jam, and barbecue chicken. There are also future plans for pepperoni pizza and french toast.
Now, I’m no soldier, but I think these would be welcomed in the field as long as they tasted anywhere near the original. No water required, either.
And did you notice the yellow sunburst on the can? “Candy Surprise Inside”
I’ve always been a fan of those, too.