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Posted: 9/7/2010 9:10:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:14:22 AM EDT
None of it looks really horrible, but none of them look all that appealing either
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:15:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 9:17:06 AM EDT by AbleArcher]


ETA: Fucking double tap
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:21:29 AM EDT
i think Canada looks the most edible...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:23:31 AM EDT
We still include matches in almost every nation's MRE's but no cigarettes? Lame.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:25:19 AM EDT
Hell, I'd like to try some of those.

I've eaten quite a few MREs (the real ones, from the Marine Corps) and the ONLY one I found awful was the vegetable patty meal

I think they're designed to weed out the vegetarians in the military by killing them slowly.

And I even LIKE veggie burgers (the civilian ones)
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:25:59 AM EDT
Poland's looks like ALPO
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:30:37 AM EDT
If you're into such stuff, check out MREinfo.com.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:31:01 AM EDT
Interesting, only one country that had anything for dental care, and only one country with a multivitamin.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:31:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 9:33:42 AM EDT by speedracer422]
Hmm...I want to buy some of the Italian MREs.


Tortellini in my MRE


ETA: the poster above me is talking about the Italian MREs having dental care, multivitamins and fiber tablets.
According to MRE Info.com they also issue little airplane bottles of liquor



Speed
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:34:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 9:35:22 AM EDT by MaskedRat]


Great web page. Really goes to show how the militaries of the world have put some effort into giving their soldiers something better than a can of beans and a spoon.

I thought it was amusing that the Australians get vegemite. Ever had vegemite? Australians apparently like it, though!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:35:02 AM EDT
Australia's has Vegemite AND "Musk-flavored Candy."

Mmmm-Mmmm!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:36:21 AM EDT
why does the one from Denmark contain no carbs?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:37:14 AM EDT
The Lithuanian and Ukrainian MREs sound positively horrible. Even the South Korean kimchee looked better
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:38:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mike_556:
Poland's looks like ALPO


I thought it looked like Dinty Moore.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:38:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By speedracer422:
Hmm...I want to buy some of the Italian MREs.


Tortellini in my MRE


ETA: the poster above me is talking about the Italian MREs having dental care, multivitamins and fiber tablets.
According to MRE Info.com they also issue little airplane bottles of liquor



Speed


They won handily.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:59:32 AM EDT
Hmm, is there a source for foreign MREs? The french one looked quite good, and the one with the herring in oil.....
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:00:16 AM EDT
None of that crap can hold a candle to Ham and Motherfuckers and a good pound cake!

My combat ration came from the can!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:50:16 AM EDT
I would choose the US MRE's
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:57:35 AM EDT
Spain has Ecstasy tablets and a condom. Ill take that one.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:58:46 AM EDT
I'll take the "Four Fingers Of Death" any day over those.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:13:17 AM EDT
They all look good to eat
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:27:30 AM EDT
During Desert Storm I had some French ones, including wine...not bad.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:38:33 AM EDT
I was hoping the ones from great britian included a anti stab knife
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:39:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 11:40:58 AM EDT by talon146]
Thank you to all of our soldiers and allies that have to eat that shit while fighting for us...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:59:43 AM EDT
Once again, the Italians rule the culinary world.

The one from Lithuania looks like it would be the easiest on the stomach.

The Spanish one looks great too.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:01:48 PM EDT
Lithuania and Sweden look nasty. The Ukraine just plain gets screwed!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:08:56 PM EDT
only 2 im digging is the us and south korean.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:16:41 PM EDT
Ours and Italy's look the best.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:19:02 PM EDT
Denmark's look like someone shit in a bag
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:19:09 PM EDT
Anyone else notice that the Ukrainian meal was an "Officer's meal". Wonder what the enlisted get?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:20:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dispatch55126:
Anyone else notice that the Ukrainian meal was an "Officer's meal". Wonder what the enlisted get?


You really want to know???
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:23:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Belt-Fed:
i think Canada looks the most edible...


Tried them, they are quite good.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:25:03 PM EDT
Fucking frogs get confit of duck and venison pate.

Denmark's looks a little spartan.

So does Sweden's. Cod stew.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:26:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M-1975:

Originally Posted By Belt-Fed:
i think Canada looks the most edible...


Tried them, they are quite good.



The canadian ones are fantastic.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:27:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BushBoar:
Fucking frogs get confit of duck and venison pate.

Denmark's looks a little spartan.

So does Sweden's. Cod stew.



Seriously - if I came from a place where cod stew was a mainstay on the menu, I'd be looking for something different in my damn field rations!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:27:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Steelerfan_LG1:
Once again, the Italians rule the culinary world.



+1. I ate in an NCO mess on an Italian aircraft carrier. Holy crap their Navy food is better than our restaurants.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:41:40 PM EDT
I trained with Spanish Marines back in the early 1980's and they had some clear alcohol beverage in theirs.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:42:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BushBoar:
Fucking frogs get confit of duck and venison pate.

Denmark's looks a little spartan.

So does Sweden's. Cod stew.



It's actually quite tasty.

There are far worse meals. Especially the older ones that came in cans. Those meals were nasty.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:44:10 PM EDT
The similarities are surprising. By looks I would rank the french as the tasties, and the australian as the most bountiful.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:44:29 PM EDT
The South Korean MRE looks delicious. The Australian and UK's MREs look like what comes out after eating an MRE.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:54:18 PM EDT
That is pretty cool. Some of them look pretty good.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:02:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M-1975:

Originally Posted By Steelerfan_LG1:
Once again, the Italians rule the culinary world.



+1. I ate in an NCO mess on an Italian aircraft carrier. Holy crap their Navy food is better than our restaurants.


A little off-topic, but you started it:

Back during Vietnam I was with the Royal Australian Air Force in Penang, Malaysia for a short time. In the NCO Mess we had china plates, silver silverware, crystal glasses, linen tablecloths and a houseboy in a starched white jacket who held the menu while you made your selection from the choices offered. There was also a wine selection. I was impressed until I got drunk and they took all my money at darts.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:31:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M-1975:

+1. I ate in an NCO mess on an Italian aircraft carrier. Holy crap their Navy food is better than our restaurants.


Our wardrooms are just like restaurants... the food is very good and you have to pay for it. The surf and turf was always first class to me.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:36:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hoglaw:
Originally Posted By M-1975:

Originally Posted By Steelerfan_LG1:
Once again, the Italians rule the culinary world.



+1. I ate in an NCO mess on an Italian aircraft carrier. Holy crap their Navy food is better than our restaurants.


A little off-topic, but you started it:

Back during Vietnam I was with the Royal Australian Air Force in Penang, Malaysia for a short time. In the NCO Mess we had china plates, silver silverware, crystal glasses, linen tablecloths and a houseboy in a starched white jacket who held the menu while you made your selection from the choices offered. There was also a wine selection. I was impressed until I got drunk and they took all my money at darts.


That last part made me laugh.



Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:37:11 PM EDT
tag for later.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:38:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 74HC:
Originally Posted By M-1975:

+1. I ate in an NCO mess on an Italian aircraft carrier. Holy crap their Navy food is better than our restaurants.


Our wardrooms are just like restaurants... the food is very good and you have to pay for it. The surf and turf was always first class to me.

The Italian NCO mess was as nice as a officer's mess on a US carrier. Food-wise the Italians win.

BTW the Spanish have full-service bars for their senior NCO's.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:45:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Meadowmuffin:
The similarities are surprising. By looks I would rank the french as the tasties, and the australian as the most bountiful.

Tried a french one and thought it was horrible. Fancy food just doesn't travel as well as simple stuff.

When you look at quantity you need to consider the scale of issue as well. The Brits and Australians tend to issue a 24hr pack so what you see is a full day's food. The Canadian and US rations are individual meals. I had a fun time trying to explain to a Brit Sgt Maj in Kandahar that the rations we gave them were supposed to be three per man per day.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:55:10 PM EDT
Good link.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:01:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 2:07:23 PM EDT by joemama74]
The "whole fiber tablets" in the Italian meal sound pretty handy.

Leave it to America to pair a tortilla, a BBQ pork rib, and potato soup.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:09:42 PM EDT
Perhaps I am just a weirdo, but I have fond memories of the 24 hour packs from my Cadet days.



Burgers+Beans or Sausage+Beans NOM NOM NOM eat that shit cold or hot with my spoon

Lancashire fecking Hot pot

Chocolate cake or Treacle pudding (I swear this one is sweeter than honey soaked sugar-crack-meth flakes)

Biscuit Fruits and Biscuit Browns to either shit, or not shit.

Fucking BOILED SWEETS LADDY!

Super-Blando white and red/blue wrapper chocolate that somehow tastes as good as Lindt after a few days of ponging and monging in the rain.



Good enough for bloody Royalty!



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