Some years ago, while in the middle of a particularly long and boring run of night stags in the div Ops Room at BL I decided to conduct a taste-off between the various nation's in IFOR's ratpacks. MREs were yummy but feeble in terms of content. The Dutch were both huge and tasty and scooped the gold. The French (bronze but close) had recently removed the mini-brandy or wine bottlesw from their's but they were quite gourmet and included a very nice little hexy style cooker. Ours (silver)were of course both filling and yummy(!); in the way food that does not originate in one's prep school kitchens will always be relatively superb... Bottom of the pile was the Czech ration - two tins of dog-food grade luncheon meat; one dark grey, one light grey and both far from appetising. No wonder the Czech Mech were so shit hot, they had probably been priomised they could eat anyone they busted! Any other views? Favourite items from foreign ratpacks? Yes, I know this is pretty boring but my wife has gone off on tour to Spain with her coven, I've knocked one out and exhausted Sky box Office, so this is all that is left to me...have pity!