My family is used to MRE meals. Between military, and camping, my guys have been exposed to a lot. One of my sons used to love eating them. He was my Guinea Pig for this MRE from Western Frontier. The packaging on this MRE cracked me up. It states not for resale, property of the US Government. This is a complete meal. It harbors more food than you can eat at one sitting. If you were carrying a 75lb pack and on your feet all day, you would need to eat all of the calories this provides in one meal. Since everything is individually wrapped, just save wheat you can’t eat for a later time. Everything you can think of is included in this set, except for water to activate the heater. You need to provide your own water. They have a 5 and ½ year shelf life, and the date is clearly labeled on the packaging. The shelf life requires that they are stored at 71 degrees Fahrenheit or under. You will receive a random meal in your order. We received Chicken with Tomato and Feta. My son said the chicken was really good, and he wasn’t expecting it to be as tasty as it was. He was very happy with this meal. In your meal you will get the heater bag with clearly labeled instructions, your main meal, matches, a napkin, sugar, vegetable crackers, peanut M&M’s, raisons, an energy bar, 2 chicklet pieces of gum, a fruit punch beverage, cheese spread with jalapenos, instant coffee, coffee powdered creamer, salt, a plastic spoon, and a moist towelette. My son said the cheese spread was quite yummy, and he loved the fruit punch powder. You need to provide your own water for all of the beverages as well, as well as a cup. Having bottles water on you or a canteen full of water would be highly beneficial. You will need to keep a knife on you, or scissors to open the packages. You can eat directly out of the packaging, but it might be awkward and a little difficult. The heater bag gets very hot when activated with water, so if you are in the field, use your gloves to handle the packaging when heated. Each meal may contain different items in it. You are guaranteed a beverage, treat, main course, etc.. totaling 1250 calories. Overall, compared to others my family has eaten, this one stands up well. The flavor was very good, and the chicken itself was actually moist and flavorful. There is a lot of food in one MRE. I am comfortable recommending this product.
I was afforded the opportunity to review Western Frontier’s ULTIMATE MRE, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
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