Self-Heating Meal | Heater Meal Taste Test | Chicken Noodle & Gravy


Hello, my lovelies! It’s Emmy. Welcome back. Today I’ll be doing another tasting of a self-heating meal. And this is made by Heater Meals, and as I mentioned, it’s the self-heating meal. The same concept and actually made by the same manufacturers as those that make the MREs or the Meals Ready to Eat which are combat rations, which are issued to the US military. I found this at my local sporting goods store. I’ve tasted one of these ones before — if you missed that episode, I shall put the link down below. This one is called the ‘Homestyle Chicken & Noodles in Gravy’, and I believe the first one I had was a beef stew. If you like these kinds of rations tasting, be sure to check out the playlist down below and subscribe for more tastin’. All right, let’s go ahead and get started! Here is the back with the instructions. All right! Here are the contents: bright orange bag; a little bit of saline solution — this is not for drinking, this is salt water. So, unlike the government issued MREs which uses just plain water, these use salt water which they provide. The entree; sundries pack – not really a sundries pack, more just salt and pepper — and a spoon. First we’re gonna tear this open. Place the meal… …touching the unit there… I like the fact that this is all pre-measured: you just add that to there. Pull this up; fold this to here; and then we’re going to reseal it like that. Shake it up. Wait 10 to 12 minutes for this to fully heat up. Okay! Be back in 10 minutes. Okay! So it’s been about 10 or 12 minutes — let’s see how our entrée is. It has unglued all of the glue from the steam, and I went ahead and took this outside ‘cuz it smelled pretty gross. It actually smells pretty similar to what the MREs smell like as well: kind of noxious. And I have to say that this seems to get hotter than the MRE heating unit. So… there’s that. So, in this pack there’s salt and pepper; wet towelette; some no-salt seasoning; a napkin; and a spoon. Piping hot. It looks pretty appetizing: there’s some corn, peas, big hunks of chicken; Carrots in there as well; in a thick gravy along with some wide noodles. Itadakimasu! Mm! And it tastes a lot like you would expect it to taste: it taste a lot like chicken noodle soup. It’s actually very, very light on the seasoning. To me it needs some salt. But for those that are watching their salt intake, I think that’s a really wise decision. In terms of texture, the noodles are very, very soft and mushy. But, again, similar to what you would find in a can of chicken noodle soup. But this doesn’t have any of that metallic flavours that you would find in a can of chicken soup. The predominant flavors are kind of celery, and kind of creamy, but it definitely needs an addition of salt and some pepper. I’m gonna actually try using one of these no-salt gourmet stuff and see how that changes it. I’m just dying to put some hot sauce on this though. Hm! And that’s a definite improvement — add a little bit of garlic and onion in that. And a little bit of black pepper. The first tasting of these Heater Meals I had was a beef stew flavour and I think I prefer that one actually, to this one. I don’t really care for the mushy texture of this… and I definitely recommend adding the seasoning packet to this. And I would add a little bit of salt as well — it definitely needs it. Hm, definitely better. Still, not that great. There are big chunks of chicken in here. They’re a little bit stringy and tough, but that’s understandable for all white meat. All right, let’s finish this off by cleaning up with our little moist towelette. Ooh, actually mine is dry… Oh, that was disappointing. I must’ve had a hole in my packet. This is completely crunchy. I’ve actually never had a… dry, moist towelette before. And, it’s… it’s basically paper… Ah, well. All right I hope you guys enjoyed that one; I hope you guys learned something; don’t forget to share this video with your friends; follow me on social media; give this video a little bit of love, and yeah, subscribe if you’re not subbed already. And I shall see you in my next video! Toodle-oo! Take care! Bye! I see you!

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