Can We Match You to a Rank Based on Your Taste in MREs?

Brian Whitney

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About This Quiz

An MRE, otherwise known as a meal ready to eat, is a self-contained, individual field ration that is used by the U.S. Department of Defense for its service members for use in combat or other times when there is no food available. In other words, it's what soldiers eat to survive when there are no other options. Back in World War II, soldiers used c-rations, which later became MCI (Meal, Combat, Individual) rations that were used in Korea and Vietnam. In 1980, the Army started using the MRE. For the most part, an MRE contains an entree, a side dish, some sort of cracker or bread, a dessert and a beverage. It also comes with accessories, like utensils to eat with. It even comes with a flameless heater to make the entree hot.

We think how well a soldier likes their MREs has a lot to do with how successful they're going to end up being in the military. After all, if you can't handle an MRE while you're out in combat, how are you going to handle the actual combat itself? We think if you tell us which MREs sound good compared to which ones sound awful, we can tell you what rank you would have in the military. And no, Chipotle isn't an option.

How does some chili sound?

Would you enjoy some shredded barbecue beef?

Maybe some cheese spread and crackers?

How about some Carbohydrate Fortified Beverage Powder?

Maybe some Wet Pack Fruits?

Would you enjoy a Toaster Pastry?

How about a few chicken chunks?

Would you like to try an MRE beef taco?

Would Au Gratin Potatoes be good in a foxhole?

Maybe a beef snack or two?

How about a fudge brownie?

Would you like any Carbohydrate Electrolyte Beverage Powder?

Do Veggie Crumbles w/Pasta in Taco Style Sauce sound appetizing?

Would you like to try Elbow Macaroni and Tomato Sauce?

Ever tried dessert powder?

If you're hungry you could have some Spinach Mushrooms and Cream Sauce Fettuccine. Want some?

Everyone likes a maple sausage pork patty, right?

How about some trans fat free crackers?

Would you try a MRE Rib Shaped BBQ Pork Patty?

Maybe a little cheese filled snack food to tide you over?

Would you enjoy some Mexican style chicken stew for dinner?

Does a Grilled Jalapeno Pepper Jack Beef Patty sound good for lunch?

Some hash browns for breakfast perhaps?

How about some raisins?

Would you like some lemon pepper tuna in your foxhole with you?

Do you have room for some Asian Style Beef Strips and Vegetables?

How about some chunky peanut butter?

Want to snack on some patriotic sugar cookies?

How many smoked turkey nuggets do you want?

Would you like some pound cake?

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