Nice and filling, with a decent price!
My aunt got me a couple of these as a gift. I'm currently a college student and I get to do fieldwork with my professors every so often, so I'm away from home for most of the week. On campus the cheapest filling meal is around $8, and that's without a drink. Out in the field you bring a lunch or a snack, which is usually a cold sandwich of some sort. I'm a fan of hot meals at reasonable prices, and that's just what these are; Tasty, filling meals for a good price considering how convenient they are (all you need is water).
Each meal I got was about 1255 calories excluding the little candy. If you can do without the side dish you can save a little by buying the BASIC EBM and a MRE Heater, and you'll also cut out around 200 cal in the process.
Posted on 2/2/14 by Nick
After hearing stories from friends in the Armed Forces I wasn't sure I'd enjoy MREs, but head to give it a shot. Way better than expected.
The instructions were simple enough I think anyone could use them. Food was very good, only complaint was that the dessert (pound cake) was a bit dry, but whos gonna complain in a disaster. I only bought one so the price was a little steep but I will definitely purchase more on a bulk order
Posted on 10/31/13 by keelsc
it was so good
Posted on 3/1/13 by Customer
My husband and I were quite impressed with the emergency backup meal and it left us both full and satisfied. The texture and taste were great from the entree to dessert. I found the Pulled chicken with buffalo sauce a bit spicy, but was surprised with the amount of flavor. My picky husband described the chili macaroni as a Hamburger Helper equivalent. Will definitely be sampling more MRE's to find a few favorites.
Posted on 2/6/12 by Annabelle
MREs are the best. Had them every saturday during basic training. They are delicious. Some even have candy or an awesome dessert.
Posted on 12/26/11 by Jessica H
My boys and I went camping and we spent 3 days on your MRE's. We had a great time mixing and matching with each other and there was always plenty of food. Cheese needs help, drink mixes tasted good where a bonus.
Posted on 12/23/11 by Jeff
Best of them all
I have tried full meal MREs from several companies and EEs are by far the best. The only change I'd suggest is to improve the accessory pack. The hard candy gets soft and sticky in the bag and I'd like the military style pack with coffee, gum, matches etc. Otherwise, this is perfect!
Posted on 10/4/11 by Cara
Best of emergency food
I bought a selection of these (7) to try 1 and save the rest for an emergency. The food tasted great and there was plenty of it. The only reason I gave 4 rather than 5 stars was that out of 7 only one of the packs had a side that wasn't refried beans/refried black beans. Definitely worth the cost though and I would recommend as long as you don't mind refried beans 6 days a week.
Posted on 2/4/11 by Jeff
what should go in it!!!
I just opened a package I bought last year for my 72 hour pack. If what is said in other reviews is true, ought I to pack some stool softener as well? The food tasted good enough, especially the peanut butter and jelly. Seeing the bread with an O2 absorber was weird, but the bread tasted fine after a year.
Posted on 10/3/10 by Susan
Anne is right on
They can save your life if you have to move fast and a lot,their the best. But will pack you up must drink lots of water with meal,works for me. So far all the meals are good and taste great!take care and vote for freedom
Posted on 9/18/10 by Chris P
I've Eaten them Before
I've eaten them before for 7+ years in the Air Force (always going on Deployment with the Wild Weasel Squadrons) and they can be really good! The cheese doesn't taste too bad either, but if you eat too much (more than 1 pack a day, then you get stopped up worse than cold fat down the kitchen sink drain!
Posted on 12/17/09 by Anne RWrite A Review
- MRE Heater
- Main Entrée
- Side Dish
- Drink Mix
- Bread / Crackers
- Peanut Butter
- Jam Packet
- Wet Wipe
- Hard Candy
Depending on stock, some items in combo may require substitutions.
All substitutions will be of equal or greater value.
- Additional Info
Also available in cases of 12
MRE is the acronym for Meals-Ready-to-Eat. These pouch meals were originally designed for our soldiers in the U.S. Military. These dishes are precooked and can be eaten cold or heated. Great attention goes into developing the recipes for MRE’s.
Learn more about MRE shelf life with our insight article - MRE Shelf Life