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Travel meal taste test in progress: Are any of the La Briute meals actually good?

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cappucino Jul 13, 2009 02:42 PM

We just did a taste test between La Briute and Meal Mart. Both do not require refridgeration. The La Briute doesn't require a microwave. Since the La Briute costs over 9 bucks and the one we bought (buffalo wings) for the taste test failed miserably (absolutely gross, smothered in tomato sauce), we need to know if it is worth it to try any other La Briute masterpieces or if they are all the same. The Meal Mart meals (pepper steak, chicken chow mein, roasted chicken and kugel) were all good and only 4.99.

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    dfsny613 Jul 14, 2009 08:08 AM

    The la briute spaghetti and meatballs are good for what they are. The pesach meals are disgusting.

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      kiddush hopper Jul 13, 2009 05:43 PM

      IMHO the La Briute meals dont even compare to the meal mart meals. i have had a bunch of the meal mart meals:

      chulent - very good, and i am not the type of person to eat leftover chulent (WARNING!!! it is extremely gassy)

      stuffed cabbage - perfect, exactly what you would expect

      rib steak - its no rib steak, but it is very tasty

      pepper steak- the rice doesnt reheat well

      5 Replies
      1. re: kiddush hopper
        moonlightgraham Jul 13, 2009 07:07 PM

        How do My Own Meals compare?

        http://www.myownmeals.com/

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          cappucino Jul 13, 2009 07:39 PM

          Wow. Never heard of them and am now intrigued. Nice site. I will let you know at some point in the future, but what do you think of them?

          1. re: cappucino
            moonlightgraham Jul 14, 2009 06:06 AM

            I never had them, but I read somewhere that the US military uses this brand for kosher MRE rations.

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            GilaB Jul 13, 2009 08:30 PM

            Can one get these in smaller lots than by the case?

            1. re: moonlightgraham
              k
              Kosher Critic Jul 14, 2009 12:41 PM

              My Own Meals are excellent as travel meals. They are far better than LaBriute (which is to say they are edible). Also, they take up less luggage space than LB.

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            ferret Jul 13, 2009 03:26 PM

            Amazon sells a 6-pack of the same variety of the La Briute for $34, shipped (for the standard one, not self-heating). I used to send them to my son in college all the time. The beef stew was the least offensive.

            1. weinstein5 Jul 13, 2009 03:07 PM

              I have had the beef stew and though it was ok for what it was - I would get it again -

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