Food

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

No battle was ever won on an empty stomach. According to historians, one Roman legion had to consume 120 sheep a day for their meat ration, crusaders would recharge on dry meat and grain, while Napoleon’s soldiers spent most of their time desperately hungry.

But fast forward to the modern day and we see a whole different story. Neatly packaged and super-compact, military food rations are an easy way to provide that much-needed nutrition. But it turns out, every country has its own take on front-line dining. Thanks to one Youtuber named Alduin Hearth, who tried a variety of MREs from different countries, we now know what exactly army troops’ taste buds can expect when they open one. And surprisingly, some look better than my dinner ever has.

Canada

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Hot chocolate; Orange drink; Coffee; Coffee creamer; Banana flavoured oatmeal cereal; Bread; Sliced apples; Baked beans; Ketchup; Peanut butter; Strawberry jam.

United Kingdom

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Muesli oats with milk; Sports drink, coffee and tea; Candy; Cranberry cereal bar; Fruit cake; Vegetarian pasta; Oatmeal cookie and hazelnut spread; Tomato pasta salad; Salted nuts.

U.S.

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Marble pound cake; Skittles; Grape flavor energy drink; Crackers; Chili; Macaroni.

Germany

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Hazelnut pudding; Rindfleischlyoner grob; Pea stew with mettwurstchen; Hackfleischrollchen with rice; Muesli, oats milk and fruits; Roggenschrotbrot; Cranberry cereal bar; Roggenschrotbrot; Dark chocolate; Crackers.

Russia

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Apple sauce; Pea stew; Meatball; Bacon in fat; Crackers; Rice with peas and meat; Cheese spread; Carrot and potato substance.

Lithuania

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Drink; Chicken soup; Hazelnuts; Crackers; Chocolate; Chicken and rice.

Croatia

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Biscuits with pepper; Salt crackers; Chocolate; Pineapple; Papaya; Turkey pate; Liver spread; Sardines Beans; Coffee taffy's; Orange drink; Tea; Beef soup.

Italy

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Breakfast: Biscuits; Chocolate; Jelly; Spoon; Coffee; Sugar; Salt. Lunch: Tortellini; Beef; Fruit salad; Biscuits; Coffee. Supper: Crackers; An entry bar; Tuna; Soup.

China

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Cake; Fruit; Rice; Sausage; Hot Sauce.

Kazakhstan

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Biscuits; Tea bag; Jam; Pate; Squash; Rice; Corned beef with soup.

Poland

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Tea; Coffee; Chicken casserole; Hardtack; Hard candies; Stick of gum; Honey; Condensed milk ; Pepper; Salt; Raisins.

Spain

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Tuna; Mix fruits; Beef and peas; Instant vege soup; Pate.

France

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Terrine forestiere; Crackers; Chocolate, nougat and candy; Muesli, oats and fruits; Instant tomato soup; Braised ham; Crozets et diots.

Ukraine

Person Shows What's Inside Military Meals From Countries Around The World

Breakfast: Iced tea; Biscuits; Rice with beef; Wipes.

Lunch: Spoon and tissue paper; Pate; Pork; Drink; Sugar.

Supper:Biscuits; Tuna; Pate; Iced tea; Sugar.