A Clever Diguise

cam·ou·flage
/ˈkaməˌflä(d)ZH/

verb

  1. hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object) by means of camouflage.

MRE Crackers are pretty inconspicuous. They don’t have a strong flavor or a strong smell. They are themselves really just carriers or fillers. Which is exactly what makes them a great means to an end of adding calories to an MRE meal.

So since I’m a fan of chocolate I was thinking, “what besides peanut butter, cheese spread or plain butter could these humble carriers hold that would take them out of the mundane and into the realm of actually desirable?” Chocolate came to mind quickly.

MRE Remix Camouflage MRE Crackers image for 2MyHero military greeting cards

I cannot think of too many things that have the transformative power of chocolate. Particularly dark chocolate. White chocolate has it’s virtues as well, although technically, I’ve been told it isn’t really chocolate at all. It is made from Cocoa Butter that is extracted from the cocoa bean in the process of making chocolate. White chocolate is a much better companion to sour flavors like citrus or Skittles.

For some reason, I also like the number 3. I’m not really sure there’s an interesting reason for that. It’s always been a favorite number, and when given an option to choose any number between 1 and whatever I often pick 3. It’s served me well. This week’s MRE Remix features 3 chocolate variations on this idea of chamouflaging MRE Crackers.

  • White chocolate dipped in finely ground Skittles
  • Dark Chocolate dipped in shaved dark chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter
Image for Pinterest of MRE Remix March 6, 2019 Camouflage MRE Crackers paired with 2MyHero Destined military greeting card for US Coast Guard.
White Chocolate and Skittles Camouflaged MRE Crackers are paired with US Coast Guard Destined military greeting card.

It would be great if I had a really specific reason or story behind why I paired each of these cards with the flavor that I did. But in all honesty, there are 3 versions of this popular card currently in the 2MyHero lineup and my reason to which went with which cracker is random at best.

MRE Remix Camouflage MRE Crackers image for 2MyHero military greeting cards

I could probably come up with something based on personal interactions with men and women in each of these branches, but I think I won’t go there.

Image for Pinterest of MRE Remix March 6, 2019 Camouflage MRE Crackers paired with 2MyHero Destined military greeting card for US Army.
Dark chocolate dipped in shaved dark chocolate Camouflaged MRE Crackers are paired with US Army Destined military greeting card.

There are enough jokes floating around the internet of put-downs between the branches. But, if you come up with a good reason for the pairings please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear your ideas!

MRE Remix Camouflage MRE Crackers image for 2MyHero military greeting cards

I will say that my favorite one was the dark chocolate and peanut butter. It’s such a classic combination. It’s pretty hard to go wrong when you combine this pair of flavors. You don’t really need anything beyond the truth to be told. Now be honest, you’ve dipped chocolate chips into peanut butter and downed more than you’d like to admit!

Destined is available in mixed packs as well.

Still a lady - Boot Camp Mixed Pack Military Greeting Cards for US Army female Soldiers by 2MyHero
Still a Lady – US Army Boot Camp Mixed Pack of Military Greeting Cards – for Female Soldiers
A Soldier Now - Boot Camp Mixed Pack Military Greeting Cards for US Army Soldiers by 2MyHero
A Soldier Now – US Army Boot Camp Mixed Pack of Military Greeting Cards
A Sailor Now - Boot Camp Mixed Pack Military Greeting Cards for US Navy by 2MyHero
A Sailor now – US Navy Boot Camp Mixed Pack of Military Greeting Cards
A Coastie Now - Boot Camp Mixed Pack Military Greeting Cards for US Coast Guard by 2MyHero
A Coastie Now – US Coast Guard Boot Camp Mixed Pack of Military Greeting Cards
Still a Lady - Boot Camp Mixed Pack Military Greeting Cards for US Coast Guard female Coasties - by 2MyHero
Still a Lady – US Coast Guard Boot Camp Mixed Pack of Military Greeting Cards – for Female Coasties

2MyHero military greeting cards are sold in three online venues: on our website, on Amazon, and on Etsy. So head to your favorite site and purchase a mixed pack or an individual Destined military greeting card for the Coastie, Soldier or Sailor in your life. Let them know you think their contribution to their chosen branch of service is great!

Navy Camouflage MRE Crackers Pin for 2MyHero military greeting cards
Dark chocolate with MRE Peanut Butter Camouflaged MRE Crackers are paired with US Navy Destined military greeting card.

If you either are a Marine or Airman, or love a Marine or Airman comment below and let me know if you’d like to see Destined military greeting card designed for your military branch. Marines comment with “Semper Fi”, and Airmen comment with “Aim High”.