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I went for a walk today, and wandered in a nearby convenience store. They have some ready to eat Indian meals from a brand I've never seen before, so I wanted to look at the ingredients, fat content, quality of box design... It was mostly unremarkable, except for the part where the food was prepared by a subsidiary of the Indian Ministry of Defense.

*blinks*

I think I'll stick with Trader Joe's after all.

On a related note, what sort of food do you think the Department of Homeland Security would create? Or our Department of Defense? Molotov cocktails, maybe... "Quench your thirst with a BANG!"

Date: 2008-07-12 05:01 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
Our Department of Defense would sell Freedom Water Bottles. They cost the same as regular water bottles, and the bottles aren't any higher quality than the regular ones, but they don't have any water inside -- you have to fill them at the fountain once you get past the airport security gate.

Date: 2008-07-12 05:01 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
I'm sorry, I mean Homeland Security.

Date: 2008-07-12 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyriendel.livejournal.com
Actually, the companies that provide MREs (which I think are quite tasty, at least the ones I've tried, not that I'm very picky) could be thought of as subsidiaries of our Department of Defense. Only they're probably contractors.

What brand Indian food? I've had a couple, both tasty.

Date: 2008-07-12 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muchabstracted.livejournal.com
Oh, good point. Maybe that's all it meant.

I think it was RTG, or something similar.

Date: 2008-07-13 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirei-shibolim.livejournal.com
I was thinking the same thing. All those shelf-stable Indian meals showing up on the shelves pretty much are MREs.

Date: 2008-07-13 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muchabstracted.livejournal.com
Well, I was entertaining the thought that it was a new form of warfare, meant to kill unsuspecting folks living in the US. Possibly my sense of humor is a little gruesome.

Date: 2008-07-13 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirei-shibolim.livejournal.com
On a related note, what sort of food do you think the Department of Homeland Security would create?

Dave Barry, on military spending:

"If the Pentagon needs, say, fruit, it will argue that it must have fruit that can withstand the rigors of combat conditions, and it will wind up purchasing the FX-700 Seedless Tactical Field Grape, which will cost $160,000 per bunch, and which will have an 83 percent failure rate."

Date: 2008-07-16 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muchabstracted.livejournal.com
Yes! Because they will use sole source contracting methods, and because --

*claps hand over mouth*

Sorry, something that gets carried away with me. :)

Date: 2008-12-30 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mangosteen
I have a feeling it would be a can of something with theoretically edible units of curiously uniform shape, engineered by Cargill and ConAgra, where the dominating design constraint was "ease of shipment. It will have "Ameri" and "Plus" somewhere in the name. So perhaps AmeriFruit Plus!(tm).

Also, you mentioned to comment in order to be friended, and here I am. :)

Date: 2008-12-30 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muchabstracted.livejournal.com
Right! I meant to friend you, and forgot in the aftermath of OMG too much to do. Thanks for the reminder.

I also feel AmeriFruit Plus! would have corn sugar added, and caffeine, but they wouldn't tell you that.

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