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Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« on: February 15, 2013, 10:37:31 »
One of the highlights from this MERX posting for pouch entrees and sides (also attached if link doesn't work for you):
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.... Poutine 240g x 60 032 ....

Wonder how those fries'll reheat in the bag?   Mmmmm......
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 10:46:18 »
I don't know if I should be excited...or grossed out...

The fries won't be crispy....the whole point of eating Poutine is to scarf it down before the fries turn to floppy limp sticks.

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 10:48:11 »
The fries won't be crispy....the whole point of eating Poutine is to scarf it down before the fries turn to floppy limp sticks.
Sorta what I was thinking - and I've seen what retort pouching technology has done to "bread", so I'm curious what "poutine in a pouch" will be like.
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 10:49:34 »
It'll have "Pou" in it..

as in Poo...I'm thinking.

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 10:52:05 »
I always figured ration packs were full of healthy, full, and nutritious foods -- like cherios and pop-tarts.
Guess I wasn't that far off  ;D

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 10:54:06 »
It's nice to see some outcome from the money we've invested into "embrace cultural diversity."   ;)


....the whole point of eating Poutine is to....
.....soak up some of the beer at last call.   
:cheers:


Therefore, phase 2 for the ration packs:


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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 11:18:30 »
I don't know if I should be excited...or grossed out...

The fries won't be crispy....the whole point of eating Poutine is to scarf it down before the fries turn to floppy limp sticks.

Doesn't matter, has gravy

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 11:41:08 »
Sooner have poutine in a pouch than what my troops were fed this morning.
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 12:06:05 »
Sooner have poutine in a pouch than what my troops were fed this morning.

Wait!  You guys get cereal in your box lunches???

At least the box lunches from CFB Greenwood have been improving for flight crews.  Meat isn't green any more and the cheese isn't fuzzy. (no joke) Husband still brings his home since he doesn't really eat them.  Kids love em...except yesterdays...egg salad..that was kinda gross.

(Husband saves his box lunches to give to the kids, they'll eat anything)

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 12:11:07 »
It's nice to see some outcome from the money we've invested into "embrace cultural diversity."   ;)

.....soak up some of the beer at last call.   
:cheers:


Therefore, phase 2 for the ration packs:

Mmmmm - the only thing better than poutine in a pouch is beer in a bag, right?
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 12:22:16 »
Mmmmm - the only thing better than poutine in a pouch is beer in a bag, right?

JM would probably like it in an IV bag....   ;D
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 12:27:28 »
JM would probably like it in an IV bag....   ;D
Better that bag than others in the news .... :evil:
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 12:30:45 »
Better that bag than others in the news .... :evil:

Ewwwww!  I so did not need to see that.   :o
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 12:33:31 »
Better that bag than others in the news .... :evil:
  :nod:   I'm a 'new testament' type of guy -- "it's better to give than to receive"   ;)

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 12:36:38 »
  :nod:   I'm a 'new testament' type of guy -- "it's better to give than to receive"   ;)
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 13:59:34 »
Wait!  You guys get cereal in your box lunches???

At least the box lunches from CFB Greenwood have been improving for flight crews.  Meat isn't green any more and the cheese isn't fuzzy. (no joke) Husband still brings his home since he doesn't really eat them.  Kids love em...except yesterdays...egg salad..that was kinda gross.

(Husband saves his box lunches to give to the kids, they'll eat anything)

In the 80's Air Forces box lunches were leagues above the army ones. We were constantly amazed at what we got in a AF box lunch, fried chicken is one of the things I remember, army ones were quite forgettable.

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 15:33:04 »
In the 80's Air Forces box lunches were leagues above the army ones. We were constantly amazed at what we got in a AF box lunch, fried chicken is one of the things I remember, army ones were quite forgettable.
If you're interested, you can check out some recent specs (September 2012) for bids on box lunches for Trenton vs. Pet here (PDF).  Who knew a “Big Jim” sub contains “Bologna, salami, pork & bacon loaf, processed cheddar, mustard”?
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 16:21:06 »
Anyone think they could have picked anything less nutritious?  :P

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 16:32:03 »
In the 80's Air Forces box lunches were leagues above the army ones. We were constantly amazed at what we got in a AF box lunch, fried chicken is one of the things I remember, army ones were quite forgettable.

I heard from a chef, who volunteered at the Annapolis mess, that Flight Feeding was considered a punishment for the cooks there for quite some time.  Comox FF is much better than Greenwood FF I guess.  It has improved since we got here at least.  No green meat, or fuzzy cheese...

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 16:36:04 »
In the 80's Air Forces box lunches were leagues above the army ones. We were constantly amazed at what we got in a AF box lunch, fried chicken is one of the things I remember, army ones were quite forgettable.

Husband wants to know if you ever roasted a pig on a spit during an argus flight. 

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 16:42:04 »
Sooner have poutine in a pouch than what my troops were fed this morning.

I've been told box lunches are pretty expensive. Does anyone know how much they cost out of idle curiosity?

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2013, 16:50:04 »
I've been told box lunches are pretty expensive. Does anyone know how much they cost out of idle curiosity?
Don't have all the data in the right computer, but given how specific the assembly & packing instructions are in the bid documents, all that labour/processing can't be cheap - or automated.
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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2013, 16:57:48 »
Don't have all the data in the right computer, but given how specific the assembly & packing instructions are in the bid documents, all that labour/processing can't be cheap - or automated.

I throw out most of the stuff in my box lunch. I've seen guys take garbage bags of stuff home to thier kids after ranges. I wonder if it would be me economical if we paid guys a little meal claim and told them to brown bag their own lunch.

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2013, 16:58:25 »
Oh, that is so gross... And they are procuring 60,000 of these!?

Nasty ???

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Re: Coming soon to a ration pack near you: poutine in a pouch?
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2013, 17:00:10 »
Oh, that is so gross... And they are procuring 60,000 of these!?

Nasty ???
Not to mention "hamburger pouch" x ~100K - what part of the hamburger IS the pouch, anyway?

I'm also kinda curious how chicken cordon bleu ....

.... will translate into pouch fare.
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