Troops work up an appetite for new rations

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  1. Looks like the ration packs have changed again? Didn't they bring new ones in aound 2004 time?

    Well anyways the new ones are:

    Ration Pack Facts:

    A few of the major changes between the 24 hr GP and MCR Trial ration:
    * Energy bars replace chocolate bars
    * Pasta lunchtime pouches replace pate
    * Shrewsbury biscuits replace biscuits brown
    * Ginger biscuits replace biscuits fruit
    * Muesli replaces corned beef hash
    * Rice pudding replaces treacle pudding
    * Various fruits in a pouch replace oat biscuit
    * Ready-made soups in a retort pouch replace powdered soup

    The 24-hour Multi-Climate Rations also include:
    * Oreo Cookies
    * Chocolate Chip Cake
    * Numerous drink flavourings
    * Dental Chewing Gum

    The nutritional make up of the ration has been evaluated by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory using the Military Dietary Reference Values for Hot Climate ORP. Each menu contains at least 4,000 Kcals, which is the scientifically determined level, recommended for hot environments.

    The below details the macro-nutrient levels required:

    Energy: Minimum: 4000 kcal (16.7 MJ)
    Carbohydrate: Minimum: 550g. Minimum: 55 per cent of daily energy intake, estimated as 6.7 kg (BM)
    Fat: About 30 per cent of daily energy intake (133g)
    Protein: 100 to 120g. Ten to 12 per cent of energy intake, estimated as 1.2 to 1.5 kg (BM). The lower value should be used during periods of restricted intake.


    http://www.army.mod.uk/news/12110.aspx
     
  2. no Oatmeal Block?
     
  3. Muesli instead of corned beef?

    Thats Compo for treehuggers, poofters and girlies not steely eyed dealers in death.
     
  4. Muesli replaces corned beef hash. OMG NO NO NO NO you can't take the all day breakfast away. I survived for 10 weeks on the hash (corned beef type that is) in Afghan.
     
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  6. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    No biscuits brown??
     
  7. They replaced the oatmeal block? Utter, utter, utter b*stards!
     
  8. the last rat pack i had in january had some princes slimming world tuna in a tikka dressing in a sachet thing instead of pate the cnuts
     
  9. Noooooooooooooooooooooooo not the Fruit Biscuits!!!!

    I can live without Biscuits Brown.
     
  10. who in gods name, thought that muesli is edible?!?! it tastes like wet sawdust!
     
  11. Hopefully the Oatmeal block will still be in the 10man compo.
    Shame about Fruit AB's, still, so long corned beef gash and treacle pudding - Hurrah !
     
  12. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    It's simply not fair, those who haven't had the delights of Biscuits Brown should be forced to have double helpings in future.
     
  13. Ginger biscuits replace biscuits fruit
    and no corn beef hash?

    what the fcuk they playing at?
     
  14. Sh!tty DEATH!! NOOooooo! What are they thinking?! Treacle Pudding for Rice Pudding? CNUTS!!!

    I would talk about Muesli but I just shat myself in anger.
     
  15. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    I fcuking love that chicken and herb pate. And the hash. Those b astards better not think some 'healthy' olive oil drizzled pasta crap and a dried out musli bar are suitable replacements. Outrageous, get the lisping cnut Jamie Oliver to do a TV show on it.