By R. D. Flavin
While I still believe in the product and process described below, two out of the six meals I offered the Hungry did not heat as they should have. I'll write the manufacturer and distributers and see what happens. Until I receive satisfactory responses, I humbly ask all to refrain from getting too excited about the claims of the manufacturer. I guess it's going to be ...wait and see. I'll update when I can.
Various examples of Quick Cuisine self-heating meals.
The back has a detachable cardboard strip, vigorous kneading and mixng of a the calcium and water mixture is required, bend the front cardboard "lid" back, remove napkin and fork, fold back the front cardboard "lid" to its original position, make sure bottom is on a fireproof surface, wait ten minutes and enjoy a hot meal.
Display for Quick Cuisine and heating instructions.
Espace 114, Grand Rue 114, CH-1820 Montreux, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 21 963 74 85 - +41 21 963 74 40
Fax: +41 21 963 74 83 - +41 21 963 74 39
Sevin SA is a manufacturer and distributor of self-heating ready meals. Self-heating means not having to use any external sources such as microwaves, ovens etc. You can now enjoy a hot meal anywhere, anytime. You do not have to refrigerate the meal and can store it anywhere you wish. It has an eighteen month lifespan. Its commercial brand names are QuickCuisine, HotBox etc. Our self-heating meals are the most convenient and up to date on the market. Wide choice of delicious menus produced in our high-tech factories which also manufacture microwavable meals and canned food. Halal and Kosher meals are also available. Full EC, FDA / USDA, health and safety certification available upon request.
Quick Cuisine USA, LLC
2800 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32805
Local: (407) 383-0662
Fax: (407) 428-1095
Toll Free: (888) 511-5911
Bouffard Trading and Investment Corp.
2800 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32805
Alternative contact info:
Bouffard Trading and Investment Corporation
2232 Winter Woods Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
Metropolitan Boston and North Shore shelters and assistance programs:
And, of course, there’s police cars and jails, ambulances and emergency rooms, clinics and advice centers, churches and other places of worship, and many other examples of where one could encounter a hungry person or three in need of a hot meal when all the shelter kitchens are closed. It’s about food and getting a hot meal to the hungry. We must bring a table to those who have none.
On Congress St., facing Boston City Hall & next to Fanueil Hall-an afternoon of shame for Beantown.
Also, see: The City of Boston Homeless Hall of Shame
Over the next few weeks I’ll be contacting most of the organizations listed above to inquire if they’d be interested in stocking such an essential item as a self-heating meal in a box. If enough positive replies are received, I’ll solicit donors to make arrangements with the organizations. Wish me luck and let me know if there’s something I’m missing.
[Note: Apparently British campers and fishermen love Quick Cuisine and pay several dollars (£ & €) apiece. I bought mine at a local SAVE-A- LOT for a buck. Perhaps we should hurry...]
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