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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 06:57 AM
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MREs get a new kick with caffeinated jerky and Zapplesauce


 After a decade of war, military food scientists have been hard at work at a little-known research facility outside Boston transforming the field ration known as the Meal, Ready to Eat into something not just good-tasting but full of energy-enhancing ingredients.



MREs get a new kick with caffeinated jerky and Zapplesauce
By Christian Davenport, Published: October 29

Natick, Mass. And now, from the folks who developed the atomic bomb, Kevlar underwear and the Humvee, presenting the latest in war-fighting technology:

Caffeinated meat.

Thats right, an Army lab here is testing a beef jerky stick that looks and tastes just like your average Slim Jim but contains an equivalent of a cup of coffees worth of caffeine to give even the sleepiest soldier that up-and-at-em boost.

After a decade of war, military food scientists have been hard at work at a little-known research facility outside Boston transforming the field ration known as the Meal, Ready to Eat, and perhaps the most complained about food in the world into something not just good-tasting but full of energy-enhancing ingredients.



unhappycamper comment: Back in the 70s, the most vilified meal in the Super C world was Ham and Motherfuckers. We used to play baseball with that crap.
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2pooped2pop Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 08:03 AM
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1. so basically they are drugging them?
if you want to eat, you will have to have a little speed to keep you soldiering for us. Is that about it?

Don't want to be force fed drugs? Don't eat.

speed only works for a while. The body has to have down time to rejuvenate.

Bring em home. That'll perk em up.
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 08:37 AM
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2. basically.... They are STILL drugging them!
And still destroying our national treasure.
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