What does the pizza MRE taste like? Troops try the long-awaited ‘holy grail’ of military rations

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Air Force Capt. Robert Erskine inspects his half slice of a Meal, Ready to Eat pepperoni pizza during a taste test of the new military ration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. (CHAD GARLAND/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Air Force Capt. Robert Erskine inspects his half slice of a Meal, Ready to Eat pepperoni pizza during a taste test of the new military ration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. (CHAD GARLAND/STARS AND STRIPES)

What does the pizza MRE taste like? Troops try the long-awaited ‘holy grail’ of military rations

by: Chad Garland | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 08, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan — It took more than 30 minutes to arrive, but the pizza was coming from Massachusetts, via Ramstein Air Base in Germany and Bagram Air Field, to the Afghan capital.

Plus, unlike Domino’s, it’s got a three-year shelf life.

In anticipation of the long-awaited rollout of the Meal, Ready to Eat pepperoni pizza that’s been called “the holy grail of MREs,” Stars and Stripes flew several of the military ration’s main pizza entrees into Afghanistan for taste tests with the troops.

“It’s not delivery, it’s MRE,” Air Force Capt. Robert Erskine said, before digging in to a slice.

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