MRE Star Meals Ready to Eat - Case of 12 with Heater
MRE Star is a military spec Meal Ready To Eat. No water is required to reconstitute the MRE meal. Each MRE Star Standard case has 12 hearty and delicious single complete meals averaging 1200 calories per meal kit.
MRE Star is a military spec Meal Ready To Eat. No water is required to reconstitute the MRE meal. Each case has 12 hearty and delicious single complete meals averaging 1200 calories per meal kit. They are individually packaged and hermetically sealed – watertight and freshly dated for maximum shelf life.
The M-018H military MRE meals are utilized by Federal, State and local government agencies across the United States to feed essential personnel. The M-018H is the perfect choice for many types of consumers who appreciate the peace of mind in knowing that they always have a healthy and nutritious meal waiting for them, whenever they need.
What is in Each Meal?
1 - 8 oz Entree (various flavors: see below for possible options)
1 - Starch (2 crackers or 2 tortillas)
1 - Snack (toasted corn, high energy bar, dried fruit mix (banana, papaya, pineapple) or nut and raisin mix
1 - Dessert (sugar or oatmeal cookie)
1 - Drink Mix (fruit punch, lemonade, pink lemonade orange or grape)
1 - Flameless Ration Entree Heater
1 - Accessory Pack (spoon, napkin, salt, pepper, instant coffee, sugar, creamer, wet nap, hot sauce and candy)
The shelf-life of the MRE Star meals primarily depends upon the temperature at which they are stored.
If the meals are stored at a temperature of 80 degrees F/26.7 degrees C the current shelf life chart shows they will last a minimum of 36 months. The lower the storage temperature, the longer the shelf life.
This shelf life chart was designed by the US Army research and development center (NATICK) using a taste panel made up of “average” people, which were actually office personnel working at NATICK. Their opinions – based solely on taste – were combined to determine when a particular component, or in this case the entire MRE ration, was no longer acceptable.
If your MRE Complete Meal Unit (“Unit”) is over the shelf life date, then they cannot be thoroughly relied upon to taste “fresh”, however NATICK determined that while there may be a degradation of taste and flavor, the nutritional content and basic product safety would extend much further. Therefore, even after the expiration of the MRE according to the shelf life chart, at least some of the items included within the Unit could still be worthy of use, keeping in mind some of the components may expire sooner than others.
Potential Entree Options (a variety of 6 flavors per case, 2 each)
Cheese Tortellini with Marinara Sauce
Tuscan Beef with Cannelini Beans and Vegetables
Beef Stew with Potatoes and Vegetables
BBQ Chicken with Black Beans and Potatoes
Chicken Noodle Stew with Vegetables
Pasta with Marinara Sauce and Veggie Crumbles
Chicken Rice with Vegetables
Lentil Stew with Potatoes and Ham
Pinto Bean Stew with Ham
Spicy Southwest Chicken
Curry Chicken with Basmati Rice
New Orleans Chicken Gumbo
Jalapeno Curry Beef with Potatoes