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|Tango01||12 Dec 2016 10:20 a.m. PST|
…your MREs in 2017.
"If you've ever craved Chipotle while out in the field, 2017 might be your year.
A new Meal, Ready-to-Eat set to debut in 2017 will feature a chicken burrito bowl entree, according to officials with the Army's Combat Feeding Directorate.
The mix of chicken, rice, chili peppers and beans will be in a flexible pouch similar to a commercial tuna pouch, said Julie Smith, senior food technologist at CFD, part of the Natick Soldier, Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts.
The burrito bowl MRE will also have a trail mix that contains pretzels, peanuts, cashews and almonds. Smith said the mix offers a 3-to-1 carb-to-protein ratio that will aid in the warfighter's recovery. A teriyaki meat stick will be included as an alternative to beef jerky…"