Cripes, I used to eat these regularly when I was …

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Cripes, I used to eat these regularly when I was first starting out after college. They were cheap and easy to tote to work. But I used to call them emergency rations because they seemed like the kind of thing you’d eat at a military base overseas, like a half-step up from MREs….or prison food. They didn’t taste that bad to me but you could tell that the potatoes were once powder and the stuffing was rehydrated croutons, etc.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.