- Label Info
% Daily Value Serving Size 1 Bar (38 g) Servings Per Container 18 Amount Per Serving Calories 200 Calories From Fat 0 Total Fat 10 g 26% Saturated Fat 0 g 0% Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0.378 mg 0% Sodium 0.75 mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 21 g 55% Dietary Fiber 0 g 0% Sugars 0 g Protein 3 g 16% Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable shortening, cane sugar, water, coconut, and salt.
Best Emergency Food of Its Type
I've tried Mainstay and Datrex, and I must say Datrex wins by a long shot!
These 18 individually-wrapped 200-calorie bars (3600 calories in all) taste like a coconut shortbread bar. To me, it was palatable enough to even eat in a NON-emergency!
This is my #1 choice for an emergency bar of this type.
Posted on 3/3/14 by Sandy
Excellent shelf life
I searched the Internet, and Emergency Essentials had the BEST price anywhere for these bars. I received my well packaged box in just five days at Christmastime from UT to NY. All bars are in perfect condition and were manufactured 11/2013, giving me 4 years and 11 months of shelf life. I chose Emergency Essentials again because they always ship me fresh products, packaged well, and with the best prices for preparedness products anywhere! They stand behind the products and are so helpful online and by phone. I feel better knowing I can add this product to our bags since we never know when a NY winter storm could leave us stranded.
Posted on 12/20/13 by betzjo
Rated the Best of the Survival Food Bars
I researched emergency food bars to find what most people seemed to like before I bought this one. I expected something tolerable in an emergency situation - not something I might even eat in a non-emergency. The 18 individually-wrapped bars have a pleasant coconut cookie-like taste.
I recently opened one of the bars in a Datrex™ 3600 Calorie Food Bar that I'd bought in 2009 - 4 years ago - and was pleasantly surprised to find the bar still fresh & tasty. Hint: to prolong the bars' lives, I store them in my freezer.
Posted on 11/25/13 by SandyE
I thought the coconut based survival bar was great, slightly sweet, and tasted like a shorbread cookie. If I did not know it came from a survival kit, I would serve it with tea! It was very tasty.
Posted on 12/23/12 by Di Anna
Bland Taste, But Excellent Ingredients
These were just ok for us. They are the healthiest of the 3 emergency food bars, so I give them major kudos for that. But taste wise, I would say they are like a very bland coconut cookie. I liked that of the 3 brands of food bars that we got, these were the only ones to stay vacuum sealed (which is important, since once that vacuum seal has broken, the 5 year shelf life goes right out the door). They are also packaged individually, to help maintain freshness. For those reasons, even though these were our least favorite taste wise, I would still order these again, and not the others.
Posted on 4/27/12 by Kelly
Great Survival Bar
Excellent compressed food bar. Individually wrapped for ease of opening and dispersion if in a group. The individual wrapping is absolutely a lifesaver when compared to other products which are completely open after the first time. The taste is just like a coconut cookie, and even could fool people that the bars are so nutritious. Overall it's a great bar to buy and use in the field.
Posted on 7/11/11 by Mike
Delicious, delicately flavored lemon shortbread
My favorite food calorie bars! A light lemon flavor, not too sweet, tasted like lemon shortbread. I liked the square, chunky bars. They did not crumble. Cons: A bit dry and crumbly, difficult to unwrap individual bars. I will reorder for my emergency kit.
Posted on 6/28/11 by Sharon A
Great ration! Pleasant taste and texture. Bought a 3600 calorie cube to sample. Each of the 18 separate bars was individually wrapped for ease of use. Several people in my office sampled the bars and asked that I buy them a few cubes for their 72 hour emergency kits. I preferred the Datrex over the Mainstay big time!!
Posted on 7/27/10 by Lou
Taste reminds me of a coconut macaroon cookie. It is also very filling.
Posted on 2/25/10 by Leslie
Delicious, I sampled one of the packages and it was so good I had to remind myself how full of calories they were to stop eating them. Our kids loved them too.
Posted on 2/22/10 by Dave
DATREX® 3600 Calorie Food Bar
Tastes Great... like a coconut cookie. And they have the best ingredients of all the other bars... Wheat flour, Vegetable Shortening, Cane Sugar, Water, Coconut, and Salt. I eat them as a snack.
Posted on 2/19/09 by Barney RWrite A Review
- Additional Info
2,400 Calorie Size and 3,600 Calorie Size
Weight: 728 Grams (25.6 oz)