|BLUF: Meh. 3 years old when I got them, no variety.
PROS: Does the job, doesn't taste bad
CONS: I'll gladly pay the extra $10/case for better variety
I started buying MREs because of a tendency to travel to places where food is... unpredictable. I spent a few weeks in a small steel box in the middle east with a few soldiers who shared their MREs with me. They were great! Wide variety of both main courses and side dishes, even the snacks and desserts were good and had variety. They sent me home with as many as I could stuff in my suitcase; those are gone, I'm ready to restock!
MUUUCH different than this stuff. 6 entrees, no side dish, same snacks, same desserts. Every entree came with:
- Peanut Butter and Crackers
- Cinnamon/Brown Sugar Pop Tart
- Hard Cookie (two kinds, taste the same)
The Military MREs are much better, but you can't get them through official channels if you are a civilian. There are plenty of "MRE Info" sites out there that explain the differences, and the pros and cons of the civilian versions. There are better ones here; they just cost a little more. I think it's worth it.|