1200 Calorie S.O.S. Food Bars

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The S.O.S 1200-Calorie Food Bar is an emergency food ration designed to maximize your body’s use of calories and water to prolong survival. The S.O.S 1200-Calorie Food Bar is an emergency food ration designed to maximize your body’s use of calories and water to prolong survival. This 1-day food package (1200 calories) is compact and weighs just 8.4 oz, making it a great addition to your emergency supplies. Good for short-term emergency situations where you have limited water for food preparation. Contains three 400-calorie bars
Label Info
% Daily Value
Serving Size 1 Cookie (79 g)
Servings Per Container 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
Calories From Fat 190
Total Fat 22 g 33%
Saturated Fat 7 g 37%
Trans Fat 4.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 15 mg
Total Carbohydrate 48 g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 5%
Sugars 25 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%

Ingredients: Enriched Wheat Flour, Sugar, Parially Hydrogenated Vegetable Shortening (Soybean & Cottonseed Oils), Corn Starch, Desiccated Coconut, Dextrose, Wheat Cluten, Contains less then 2% of each of the following: Corn Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Salt, Asorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Niacin, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Thiamine Mononitrate.

Reviews

Pretty Good

We compared these against Mainstay 1200 and Datrex 2400.

For my family of four, including two young girls, S.O.S. was the favorite.

Pros
* Best tasting - stronger coconut flavor than the Datrex, and a lot sweeter. These are more like a cookie than a biscuit.
* Individual servings are easy to open. The inner cellophane wrapper is easy for a 6-year-old to remove
* Less crumbly. You don't have to be as careful with these as with the Datrex to prevent waste. If you need to break a single portion in half, you will need to exercise some care, but you probably won't waste much.
* Sugary - they have the most sugar of the three tested. Very kid-friendly.

Cons
* Sugary - over three days, the sweetness would be overwhelming. Could also be a concern for diabetics ( 6 times the sugar of the other brands, if I recall correctly)
* Large portion size (400 Cal). They can be broken for distributing to family members, but you must exercise care.
* Extremely firm - those with sensitive teeth will find these uncomfortable to bite. That said, my wife chose these as her favorite, despite her sensitivity - she bites them with her molars.

Ultimately, these were the family favorite (3 first place votes, and 1 second place). Because of the sweetness, we will not rely exclusively on these.

{Response from Emergency Essentials - thanks for the detailed review Nick! Regarding the sugar content, they are actually pretty close. There are 53 g of carbs per a 400 calories bar on SOS, 54 g of carbe for two 200 calorie bars for the Datrex brand, and 46 g of carbs for a 400 calorie bar on Mainstay.}

Posted on 4/11/14 by Nick

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Additional Info
Weight: 8.4 oz
Dimensions: 2.25” high x 3.5” wide x 2” deep

AVAILABLE SIZES:
1,200 Calorie Size, 2,400 Calorie Size and 3,600 Calorie Size
  • Emergency Preparedness S.O.S 1200-Calorie Food Bar (front view)