Wow, and I thought chicken Mc Nuggets were bad. Goes inline with Taco Bell's grade D beef they've used in the past.
Grade D is what they served when I was in the Navy.
I know, I helped load cases of Grade D meat before heading out to sea.
I didn't even know there was such a thing until then.
Not only that, but the eggs are coated in wax so they don't need refrigeration.
We used to seal cases of wax coated eggs in plastic trash bags and store them in the bilge for several months.
After a while, the yolks start to turn green, and if the shell gets cracked, they then begin to rot.
We had to eject several cases of rotten eggs out our trash disposal unit (TDU) one evening when they started popping.
One morning, I went to the mess deck for breakfast. The duty cook asked what I wanted, and I told him a couple of eggs.
He reached into the bucket of eggs and grabbed a couple.
When he struck the eggs on the edge of the grill to crack them, two solid green balls that were the yolks fell out, bounced over the combing and rolled down the passageway and bounced down the ladder to crews berthing.
We never did find those yolks. And no, they had not been hard boiled.
I switched over to powdered eggs right then.
Plus all the frozen meat and seafood was freezer burnt to hell and gone.
Eating at Taco Bell or McDonalds was like eating at a 5-star restaurant compared to eating at sea.
And you could bank money that midnight rations (MIDRATS) was always Chef Boyardee Ravioli. Sometimes even warm.
I almost broke a tooth on an insufficiently re-hydrated dehydrated bell pepper on a pizza one night. Either that or an onion.
I can't fault the cooks, they worked miracles with what they had.