Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Dairy Shake of Death

I *finally* dared the MRE Vanilla Dairy Shake of Death for lunch today.

Verdict: Flawed, but still good.

There are two basic problems: 1) when made with cold water, it turns out pretty lumpy. 2) It's hard to tear open the package without tearing it too far and making it hard to, well, shake (!). So if I had to do it again, I'd open the packet using the scissors on my Leatherman Juice (which goes everywhere with me when I'm in the field... the one I have is the perfect size, big enough to be useful but small enough that I don't feel like I'm carrying a big lump of iron in my pocket).

Still, once you get that all squared away, it tastes fine. Not like a chemical spill, which apparently is what the strawberry or chocolate versions taste like. So it turns out that all the fear and trembling was for nothing. I'd have no problem at all with drinking this thing while in the field.

- Badtux the Satisfied Penguin

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I am fairly fond of the "DAIRYSHAKE, STRAWBERRY". Like the vanilla, it is virtually impossible to mix out all the lumps, but the flavor is quite acceptable.


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