I picked up some cases of Sopakco’s MREs. I’m not overly thrilled with them. They are repacks, and were $2.50 each shipped.
Now I am fine with repacks, but they changed the nutritional content of these. The Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) in the military are about 1200 calories and contain a main meal, side dish, snack, beverage mix, along with a heater and accessory pack. The accessory pack would have a spoon, toilet paper, matches, coffee mix, creamer powder, salt, sugar, red pepper or Tabasco sauce, a moist towelette, and gum.
These Sopakco “MRE” packages contain a main meal, heater, crackers, 2 jellies or jams, a toaster pastry, and candy along with a packaged spoon with napkin and salt and pepper. These meals run about 1000 calories, and much of that comes from the candy and sugar packed jams and jellies.
For $2.50 each, the Sopakco MRE is not a bad deal. But these meal combinations are far from the “fortified with nutrients” balanced meals of a full and proper MRE.
Lastly, and possibly most annoying, is that the cases are not proper menus. I saw a review on Amazon where someone claimed that they received a box where the entire box of 14 meals were all the same meal. Others reported getting 3-6 of the same meal in a box.