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Old 05-12-2017, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Mainstream retort packaged foods

Has everyone been seeing the emerging retort packaged foods in the larger grocery store?

Shredded beef, meatballs, shredded chicken, refried beans. I have seen some rice out there. Of course Starkist has their tuna in pouches for a while

The meats are in retort packages very close to MRE entrees. Competitively priced and with some 18months-2 year "Best By Dates". I am sure they would last longer than that.

I have also been seeing freeze dried cord and peas marketed as healthy snacks. On the expensive side but tastes very good. I rehydrated the corn and it worked just like any other FD veg.

The meats are going into rotation with canned meats/tuna plus if I want to go walkabout with the mates, or go on a car trip, I don't get stares like you do with MRE OD retorts. Nothing like making it to a non-Western hotel, hungry, no room service. These commercial retorts just go in the suitcase with MRE spoon and you go to bed satisfied. (And I would bet they would make it BACK into the US since they were made in the US or have the US agricultural inspection seal on them.
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:43 PM   #2
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I didn't notice because I rarely venture out of dairy and produce... but I did spot a package of dehydrated refried beans that reconstitutes with hot water. I'll have to venture deep into the aisles and look for more items. Thanks for the heads up!
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Trader Joes has a good selection of freeze dried fruit. They are less expensive than the grocery store and better quality. I just rotated out some packages of banana slices from the winter kit I had stuffed in the back of my vehicle. There was no breakage or dust in the bottom.
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