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Old 09-11-2013, 07:37   #106
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

This is the search for the holy grail. I haven't found it yet either. There is nothing I have eaten out of a tin that qualifies as a nice meal. Emergency rations only. Just a few things work as part of a meal. Tinned beans, corn, soup (not many), tuna.

But really, something simple, healthy and delicious can be made in minutes from scratch - it's the way to go.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:41   #107
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

Try this one. Not too salty (no MSG, at least not on the label). They are using potato starch as the thickener.

The andouille is very mild, the meatballs taste like ground beef and the pasta is passable (pastable?). The 'sauce' is tomato soup consistency. The only scary thing is the last ingredient, 'spices'. That could be anything from MSG to God knows what. This is cannned in Canada and we have fairly strict labeling guidelines, so I'm hoping that any 'questionable' ingredients would be listed in plain sight.

All in all, not bad. Bought it at Walmart for $1.67 CDN.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:37   #108
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Y'all are gonna die eating thise horrible chemical cocktails.
I agree. Age pensions not worth having if you love this stuff.

Only canned meals worth eating are fish with omega 3 in it.
Can of fish and a couple of apples = healthy.
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:51   #109
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The truth is, there is a solution. At a price. We edited the second half of the film and if you care to watch it, here it is:
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Old 12-11-2013, 16:36   #110
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

Well, Stockholm Sailor,

$18+ per serve is a little dear for a meal in a tin, it seems to me. Gosh, are there no bargains out there?

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Best bang for the buck? Military Rations. MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) $12 a meal in low volume, $10 per meal in cases of 12. Less if you buy more. Comes with a main entree, secondary starter (like a soup or bread), coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, moist wipe, even the spoon or fork that's needed. You can cook it all by putting it in boiling water or leaving it in the sun. Entrees for dinner like beef ravioli, mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, etc and breakfasts like hash browns with bacon and maple flavored pork sausage with bread, peanut butter, pop tart even chewing gum. I stopped buying food for camping at the grocery store years ago now after a nasty bear eating everything I brought except military rations experience. Now I eat like a king bring food back home and leave behind no garbage because the rations come in bags. Lasts forever 15 year shelf life because its all irradiated to kill any remaining bacteria after the canning process, no BPA from cans. the list goes on and on. every meal even comes with a soldier bar which is an extra kick of calories and protein and its way better than a powerbar Cant beat MREs for solid good tasting food. Thats why the soldiers march with it - best bang for the buck and tons of calories
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OK found it, you can stop looking now, and just in time for Christmas too
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...d-kitchen.html
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

Thats brilliant, the gamers have brains if not sense.

However, I reckon a can of tuna and handful of boiled rice would be better for you if you look at longevity stats for the Japanese.
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Here you go. A complete feast in a can.
All in One: 12-course meal in a tin can from designer Chris Godfrey | Metro News
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

Does look like dog food. I will take my smoothies thank you. A meal in a glass.
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

I think I would choose the dog food over that 12-course "meal" if both were put on the plate in front of me. At least with the dog food it would look better after putting some hot sauce on it.
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

Funny how the servicemen who get MREs never mention they've been eating like kings. Instead they horsetrade for precious bottles of hot sauce to hide the flavor.

There are simpler, cheaper, and more flavorful ways to eat and a case of tinned beans works just as well now as it did a hundred years ago. Of course the Vietcong got even better mileage out of a bag of rice, 20# will carry you for a month with no garbage to throw out.
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

StockholmSailor:

Food companies add starch to stretch the
food for pennies and to give their customers
cravings for their products. Starch raises
your blood sugar/glucose which raises your insulin so
your blood sugar plummets causing you to
crave the very food that causes that roller-
coaster.

You are right to prefer the duck in duck fat
without any additives. Fat and protein is
all the human body needs. Stable blood
sugar with much more energy per gram than
carbohydrates/starch.

You asked.

Thanks for sacrificing your palate for the
betterment of us all.
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I ate MRE's from their inception in the early 80's until I retired in 02. For a survival food they are good, unless you can get ahold of some LRPS (Long Range Patrol Rations), those are better.
Sometime around late 80's or early 90's MRE's all came with a small bottle of Tabasco sauce. We would usually carry Top Ramen to mix with some of the MRE meals. After awhile the MRE's get to where you just can't stand them, and I swear they constipate you as well.
I will carry some of them as an emergency back-up maybe, but things are going to be pretty bad before I ever eat another MRE. Probably a good thing to have in a life raft or ditch bag, right along with that hand pumped watermaker
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things are going to be pretty bad before I ever eat another MRE.
Least they weren't Ham and M**********s.... The acc-pacs did have smokes though.
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