Back in May, we wrote about the military’s official brownie recipe from 2003, and requested the updated specifications. In response, we were pointed to a document on the Defense Logistics Agency’s website: PCR-C-007F, which covers the standards for all “cakes, brownies, muffin tops and filled cakes” consumed by the armed forces.
While the document doesn’t contain any recipes, it does have some pretty clear guidelines for what it takes to be a military-grade chocolate banana muffin top.
And more importantly, what doesn’t. Next time you’re serving up baked goods, you can see how they measure up to the Pentagon’s standards for pound cake …
and muffin tops.
Lastly, it’s worth noting that the specifications include two instant disqualifications, regardless of pastry. The first is “foreign material” such as dirt, hair, or glass (!):
The second is the “Nailed It” rule.
Read the full document embedded below or on the request page:
Image by Amy Perry via the U.S. Marine Corps