Calorie Mate

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User Info: RichPlaystation

RichPlaystation
5 years ago#1
http://tinyurl.com/672kqwa - eBay auction, but not mine obviously.

I wanted to ask, isn't 'Calorie Mate' a solid block of food(?) In this game? So is the liquid/jelly version basically the same thing then meal wise? Would that version have also existed in the 1960's?

I do remember seeing an auction for a number of the block version though, having a 'DO NOT EAT THESE' written on them, I imagine because they had gone off, which is odd because along with the instant noodles, they couldn't go off in the game.
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User Info: Hassun

Hassun
5 years ago#2
The calorie mates in the game are very similar to calorie mates which are still sold today.

http://forums.egullet.org/uploads/1196706166/gallery_48321_5270_42649.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hR7F-MqvRzI/Sl7sPnBAMrI/AAAAAAAAG8o/enVVnxUdi58/s400/cal2.bmp

http://thewishlist.files.wordpress.com/2006/12/calorie-mate.jpg?w=450

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1232/1424741851_bf48158da0.jpg


The liquid and jelly versions are more recent products.
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User Info: RichPlaystation

RichPlaystation
5 years ago#3
Makes sense, O.K. thanks :D
I'd like to try the jelly one, even if just for novelty value.

Also I was thinking, when microwave food first started it was rubbish (Vesta curries come to mind), so I wonder what the instant noodles were like back then too, as they have improved over time I imagine.
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Hassun
5 years ago#4
I kind of like the taste of the chocolate flavoured Calorie Mate actually.
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User Info: RichPlaystation

RichPlaystation
5 years ago#5
So what is is like? Other than, you know, chocolate-y?

I once had some space chocolate ice cream (made for actual space travel so it doesn't float everywhere). It was like a sort of chewy spongecake thing, but surprisingly really nice.
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Hassun
5 years ago#6
It's a bit like a semi-soft cookie.
It does crumble a bit.
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RichPlaystation
5 years ago#7
I like soft cookies, sounds nice actually :D I've heard everyone else saying they hated them, but you know, everyone have different tastes I guess.
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User Info: nubs222

nubs222
5 years ago#8
It's anachronistic though, as they were created in the 80s. I didn't know this for a long time and assumed they were from the 60s.
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RichPlaystation
5 years ago#9
Aren't a lot of things in MGS3 anachronistic though? Or just plain fantasy to begin with? Not that I am being argumentative, but just saying.
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Hassun
5 years ago#10
I think the caloriemate was put in as a form of in-game advertising.
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