Greetings, my lovelies. Hi, it’s Emmy. Welcome back to another military ration tasting. So, if you’re new to the series and missed all the other military ration eatings I’ve done in the past, I shall put the playlist down below, which I’ve eaten international rations and US rations. So, today’s ration comes to me from a brother and sister, Miss K and Mr. K. Thank you guys so much for sending me this military ration. Here it is! And if you like these military ration tastings, be sure to subscribe. All right, let’s get started! And it is made by Mil Spec’s — Made in USA: Chili and Macaroni — Menu 4. It’s the same technology as the Meal Ready-to-Eats, or MREs, produced for the American soldiers. The color of the packaging is very similar, but the weight of the plastic’s a little bit different, and so is the texture; it’s not as kind of rubbery. But, still very durable! Here we go! Sundries bag, strawberry jam… oatmeal cookie… crackers… …and here’s the ration! And this looks just like the one that you would find in an MRE. This does not contain a self-heating unit, so we’ll have to heat this up in some boiling water. Ooh! A very dense packet. I’ve got some boiling water here; so I’m gonna just slide this packet into here… and, on the back of here, it says to let it sit in there for about five minutes. So, while that is heating, let’s taste the other things. Both the sugar and salt packets are a little bit different — they look more like civilian packets. Oh, this is non-dairy creamer; instant coffee… there’s a moist towelette, lemon-scented, it says, which is nice. So, this spoon that they include in this pack is different than the US military-grade one, both in its size and color. The official MRE spoons are brown, and they’re a little bit longer, and the type of plastic is a little bit more rigid, and not so flexible. This is like the spoon that you would get at a birthday party, which is fine, totally adequate. And, here are some matches… The gum is also different: the gum is green rather than white… and here’s the tiny bottle of Tabasco…so stinkin’ cute! In my opinion, this is definitely better than the packets, because you can reseal it, and you can keep it, and it’s just so stinkin’ cute! We can just make ourselves a cup of coffee. This is a little bit different, because this a powder, rather than being granules. …And, since this is non-dairy, I’ll add a little bit of that, as well, creamer… It’s got kind of a gray color to it. …And, I’ll add a tiny bit of sugar to it, as well. Cuz why not? Cheers! Mmm! It’s actually pretty good. We’re having some colder weather here in New England, and it’s cloudy and gray outside, so a hot cup of coffee, even if it’s instant, is always welcome. Mmm. And, I usually don’t have my coffee sweetened, so having it with a little bit of sugar is kind of a nice little treat! So, that was some instant coffee, nothing really special there. I’m assuming the strawberry jam goes with the crackers. And I think the crackers could also go with the chili, too. Oh, my gosh, look at that! So, there are two of them… two little perfect squares of cracker…that almost look like circuit boards. Oh! Breaks very cleanly — I like that — very satisfying. So, we get four little kind of saltine crackers. Let’s see how well they break on the perforations, just out of curiosity. Nope, not that great. It…They break, but not as cleanly. Alright, let’s put a little bit of this jam on here. And, it smells just like Smucker’s. Itadakimasu! Mmm~! And, it tastes like a makeshift Pop Tart. The cracker’s a little bit denser than I expected it to be. Because it looks like a saltine, I was expecting that kind of lighter crunch, and it tastes a little bit more like a biscuit. Maybe there’s baking soda in there, I’m not really sure. But, the jam is great! It’s sweet, it tastes like strawberry jam, and surprisingly, very reminiscent of, like, a crunchy Pop Tart. Mhm! Better than I expected, really. My napkin’s sort of appropriate, that was completely coincidental. Ha! That’s funny. So, while we’re waiting for our entree, let’s take a little closer look at the Tabasco. It is super, super tiny. The Tabasco inside does not look as vivid as I know Tabasco to be, but I’m sure it’ll taste fine. So, in comparison, I have a full-size bottle of Tabasco right here, which isn’t very big in its own right, but if we wanna do a side-by-side comparison, look how small baby is compared to his Papa. I love it, I love it! Okay, so I think our entree should be ready. Let’s check it out! So, let’s take this out… Oh, this is a little different! The tear lines are here. Usually they go horizontally. Alright. And, this is not vegetarian, there’s little bits of meat in there, LOTS of meat, actually. And, elbow macaroni… Hm! And, that’s pretty good. It tastes just like canned chili, with the addition of some pasta in there. The pasta, because it is cooked this way, is quite soft and a little bit mushy, but the pasta probably makes it very filling, as well. And, let’s have some on a cracker. Hm. It tastes like a cracker and chili. But, you know what will make this a million times better? This little guy! Alright, let’s douse this guy with some Tabasco. Mhm. Sooo much better! Tangy, smokey, fiery…love it! Does anyone have a hack for refilling these little bottles? They’re so stinkin’ cute, but I imagine it would be tricky, unless I had a really tiny, tiny pipette or something — to refill this. Now, let’s finish up our meal with dessert, and this is an oatmeal chocolate-covered cookie. Wow, it almost looks like it’s plastic! That’s kind of disconcerting, look at that! Look how shiny that is! Okay, it snaps really nicely. Mhm~ The cookie on the inside is a little bit more substantial than a typical biscuit. It’s got a little bit of oatmeal in there, so you’ve got a little bit of (kind of) coarse crumbles, but the chocolate flavor is not very pronounced, it’s pretty light, actually. It kind of tastes more like chocolate frosting. Let’s finish this meal off with some green gum. I don’t know if it has the legendary laxative qualities as the MRE gum is supposedly supposed to have. Ooh! Very hard… Mhm… but it softens up! It’s not like one of those uber minty gums, it’s just minty, but nice and freshening. …And, yeah! Totally appropriate way to finish a meal. All right! So, that was my first Mil Spec MRE. Thank you so much, Mr. K and Miss K, for sending me this civilian ration. I appreciate it, and…yeah! Thank you guys so much for watching! I hope you guys enjoyed that. I hope you guys learned something. Don’t forget to comment, like, and subscribe, and I shall see you in my next video! Toodaloo! Take care! Bye~! Son, you’re going to hear a lot of things growing up. They’ll call you stumpy; shorty — don’t listen to them. You” always be a Tabasco….