Following in the footsteps of The Checkout (RIP) lets post some pack shots of what is on the box and what is in the box. I was recently reminded of the ‘great’ TV dinners from the 1950’s and 60’s and felt compelled to try the evolutionary versions. Here is my one (and only!) foray.
The gravy did have a somewhat watery presence, reminiscent of Gravox done poorly. Overall it was bland although one of the contents was loaded with pepper. I am not sure but think it was supposed to be stuffing. The ‘roast’ was essentially deli-like slices that would be more at home on a sandwich.
No, it was edible.
I will remember not to buy another
For those interested, using a clock reference the goop at 2:00 is the stuffing, at 6:00 apple sauce, and 4:00 is a piece of pumpkin with skin.
Been looking for these photos for ages. I expected better of Weight Watchers. Bought this a few months ago and was so disgusted, I photographed it before eating. It tasted as bad as it looked. There wasn’t much of it and i pitched it out, couldn’t finish it.
The only debate might be which of the menu options, A to E if the grey matter is half reliable was the least undesirable.
As cooking was up to individual style and preference there was some scope. Colour and texture option limited!
P.s. If there are any Community members with relatable experiences, how do the prior pack shots rate in comparison? Perhaps the Australian Army sets the brass plated standard (or aluminium) for packaged meals.
Way back in the late 1960’s when I joined the CMF, now the Army Reserve, once I was old enough after my 17th birthday, we used to have the same 3-man and 10-man ration packs that the Regular Army had when we were on field excursions.
I never found it too bad except for the blocks of chocalate which equated to approximately 1.5 squares per man, and trying to cut a square in half so as to share the block equally with a blunt bayonet literally “did not cut it”.
However, the instructions on the packaging for the then steel cans were to “burn, bash and bury” them so as to try to hide your movements from your enemies.