Donâ€™t get me wrong. I may be a passive pacifist, but Iâ€™m not one of those beatniks who believe that everything can be solved without violence. Somebody has to be the bully or the badass with the poo on the stick once in awhile, but Jack Bauerâ€™s chewing Doublemint gum right now, so heâ€™s a bit too busy to kick ass, and Chuck Norris is retired from Delta Forceâ€¦which is why we have military forces to take their place, armed with state-of-the-art weapons and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat).
Cheese Omelet with Vegetables Power Performance MRE is fairly low in calories and quite nutritious for something its size, but that comes with a caveat. Itâ€™s got the longest list of ingredients for an omelet Iâ€™ve ever seen. Hereâ€™s a quick rundown of what it contains (which is only a wee fraction of the entire list): liquid eggs, cottage cheese, green chilies, mozzarella, water, cream, modified starch, and about seven or eight preservatives. Itâ€™s just like dear old grandmaâ€™s secret recipe for a prize-winning omelet (incidentally, Iâ€™m still waiting for her to pass on her coveted buck cake recipe)! Itâ€™s supposedly designed to last for at least 14 years, which explains the caveat, I guess. Itâ€™s also packed so full of cholesterol that the plaque-y goodness must aid the preservation process.
I tore open this bag to find myself utterly devoid of patriotism. I knew that MREs had a bad reputation, but this was completely uncalled for. It belongs on a stickâ€¦a very long stick. It tastes like crap and quite frankly it reminds me of really terrible and rancid coffee, which dominates the palate, both on and off the tongue. The texture is basically what youâ€™d expect; extra congealed and crumbly, with the dryness of extra hard boiled egg yolks despite an eerie moistness, which is the only thing remotely egg-y about this thing. The veggies were a lost cause as well, since their flavors were completely dominated and their texture was soggier than wet toilet paper. It smelled like really bad tin can food.
I tried to play with it and build little mounds of crap for my green soldiers to march over, but my wee plastic commandos mutinied and started an underground bordello for G.I. Joes and Mr. Potato Heads. This thing is completely irredeemable and worthless like Switzerlandâ€™s military might. Itâ€™s a giant fuck you to our soldiers, who deserve better like laser ray guns that go pew pew or robot butlers/maids.
At least it comes with a sah-weet brown spoon. Let me tell you, this spoon is truly badass compared to all the other wimpy plastic spoons out there. Itâ€™s frickinâ€™ Schwarzenegger from Commando or Terminator 2. This spoon is bigger, stronger, thicker, and heavier than your average plastic spoon. Itâ€™s brown so you can eat this crap without breaking your camouflage cover, if the smell didnâ€™t give you away first. Itâ€™s also strong enough that it can be used as a weapon of minor destruction if one finds themselves without anything else after killing too many sissy minions. Now thatâ€™s American justice: death by plastic spoon. Too bad itâ€™s not a spork.
(Nutrition Facts – 1 mysterious package – 300 calories, 16 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 530 milligrams of cholesterol, 680 milligrams of sodium, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 1 grams of dietary fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 23 grams of protein.)
Item: MRE – Cheese Omelet with Vegetablesâ€¨
Size: 8 ounces
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 0 out of 10 (8/10 for the badass spoon)
Pros: Nutritious. Shelf-stable. Badass brown spoon. Grandmaâ€™s buck cake recipe. Bordellos. A badass with poo on a stick. Death by spoon.
Cons: Rancid coffee-taste. Terrible tin can food smell. Crumbly texture. Long list of ingredients. A number of preservatives. Jack Bauer chewing gum. Plaque-y goodness of cholesterol. No badass spork.