Over the past few years many conversations about food have invariably turned to compo; this is usually the cue for a select few (generally ex-serving) ARRSE members to start going on about how great compo was, and how they often trawl supermarkets, back alleyways and dustbins looking for ways to recreate the taste. I can only conclude the following; 1. The aforementioned old and bold have forgotten how shit it really was; 2. They have no tastebuds; 3. They have never actually eaten real bacon; 4. They are lying to make friends. The only good things ever to come from packs of compo was the following; 1. Dried herbs (10 man catering pack only) 2. Boiled sweets 3. Noodles 4. Beans 5. Rolos 6. The missing middle sausage in the tin. Get yourselves down Waitrose and buy yourselves a nice steak. Cook it medium/medium rare, serve with a nice Bearnaise or peppercorn sauce, and then come back and try to compare it to compo again. Babbies heads my arse. Stop it.