I was hunting at some MREs and related and I try to remember the Humanitarian Help MREs we had in Iraq. We had a handful of instances of these to give out. We would give them out and the Iraqis would give them back. 1 time we stopped some exactly where and I handed out six or eight or so of them. A person opened a single up and gave it a attempt. Then they threw the rest of them back at me.
A couple of occasions, just to get rid of them, even though we have been driving I threw them at individuals. Ahem, as well individuals, not at them. We did extremely small of that simply because we didn’t want individuals operating up to the automobiles when we have been driving. There was a case exactly where a small kid ran infront of a convoy and was run more than and killed, so we wanted to hold the locals from obtaining close to our automobiles. For our security and theirs.
There was a point exactly where we have been brief on resupplies, so opened up a single of these humanitarian help meals and ate it. The most bland stuff I ever ate. One thing like rice pilaf. Plain rice with no spice or flavor or texture. Likely created that way with the intent that it would be palatable to any person. Alternatively it was like attempting to consume a giant cotton ball. It dried out your mouth and felt difficult to swallow.
At some point, a handful of of the guys pulled out the crackers and peanut butter in these meals and we threw the rest of it away.
What a waste. Who came up with these horrible items?