Yup... with extensive traveling on the TE and Eastern LD trains on an upcoming trip I am trying to come up with some kind of a food plan to keep myself from starving with the Amtrak poor offerings. Ordered Kosher meals on those sections which are bland but a little better than the disgusting flex 'non-food' rations. Seasoning salt, hot sauce, garlic powder, walnuts, peanut butter and happy juice. When I can get to a grocery store will buy prepared salad, a good loaf of bread, cheese, and fruit... and prepared chef's salad when I can find it. Nothing fancy but satisfying. Also have powdered coffee and no sugar lemonade mix... as I am trying to avoid carbs.AMTRAK is VERY much aware of the total dissatisfaction with their nukeable garbage. Someone somewhere convinced them to spend a boatload of money developing this crap, and they probably have a warehousefull of it somewhere they don't want to write off.
Good Lord, if they had made an agreement with Stouffer or Marie Callender, or one of the manufacturers of stuff that is actually reasonably tasty, they would have saved themselves a lot of really bad PR.
Heads should roll on this one.
That and the sound of the horn... and the passing scenery... will make the trip a happy one.