Generally speaking, MRE’s (Meals, ready-to-eat), mostly used as military food rations, sound pretty great. After all, it’s a meal that’s supposed to stuff you up pretty good, comes in a compact package, and, most importantly, is pretty cheap – so what’s not to like? Well, even though it might sound pretty good in theory, the reality is a little bit different. And to show you just what kind of food soldiers have to eat every day, Filipino YouTuber David Hong has set out on a quest to try out different military MRE’s from all over the world.
10 Military Food Rations From All Around The World
Apple sauce; Pea stew; Meatball; Bacon in fat; Crackers; Rice with peas and meat; Cheese spread; Carrot and potato substance
Terrine forestiere; Crackers; Chocolate, nougat and candy; Muesli, oats and fruits; Instant tomato soup; Braised ham; Crozets et diots
The YouTuber says he doesn’t have a favorite MRE since all of them are unique to their own nation, however, he added he really loved the Russian one as the food was pretty good and was the best seasoned. “The mini stove is also very cute when warming the entrees within their containers, as a civilian, I feel like camping when using it,” added David.
#3 United Kingdom
Muesli oats with milk; Sports drink, coffee and tea; Candy; Cranberry cereal bar; Fruit cake; Vegetarian pasta; Oatmeal cookie and hazelnut spread; Tomato pasta salad; Salted nuts.
Hazelnut pudding; Rindfleischlyoner grob; Pea stew with mettwurstchen; Hackfleischrollchen with rice; Muesli, oats milk and fruits; Roggenschrotbrot; Cranberry cereal bar; Roggenschrotbrot; Dark chocolate; Crackers
David has tried living off of MRE’s for a while but says that the whole endeavor was a “fattening and a constipating” experience, and he wouldn’t recommend relying on these food rations not even for athletes.
Breakfast: Biscuits; Chocolate; Jelly; Spoon; Coffee; Sugar; Salt. Lunch: Tortellini; Beef; Fruit salad; Biscuits; Coffee. Supper: Crackers; An entry bar; Tuna; Soup
Tea; Coffee; Chicken casserole; Hardtack; Hard candies; Stick of gum; Honey; Condensed milk ; Pepper; Salt; Raisins
Marble pound cake; Skittles; Grape flavor energy drink; Crackers; Chili; Macaroni
Hot chocolate; Orange drink; Coffee; Coffee creamer; Banana flavoured oatmeal cereal; Bread; Sliced apples; Baked beans; Ketchup; Peanut butter; Strawberry jam
Biscuits; Tea bag; Jam; Pate; Squash; Rice; Corned beef with soup
Cake; Fruit; Rice; Sausage; Hot Sauce