This is my first review of an MRE from the Sopakco Sure-Pak 12. I got the version without heaters.
The chicken pesto pasta was pretty good. The overall sauce was a little on the thick side and I think could have benefitted well from a little zest, tang, and/or kick. But the quality was good and the chicken tasty. The pasta was not mushy at all and the pesto aftertaste lingered nicely without being too garlicky. 6⁄10.
The cornbread stuffing tasted alright but the texture was a little slimy on the outside, not at either end of the fluffy (cornbread) or gooey (stuffing) ends of the spectrum. Palatable but not delicious by any stretch of the imagination. 3⁄10. The “Osmotic Cranberries” were delish (9⁄10) and the peanuts alright (5⁄10). The crackers and peanut butter were so thick and pasty I think they immediately corked my duodenum. Yeesh. (2⁄10) The instant coffee was passable. (7⁄10)
Overall, this was not a meal I would regularly eat for pleasure. It was passable and would fill, but doesn’t strike any particularly interesting culinary chords, if you know what I mean.