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|Q. What's the difference
between each of the above manufacturer's full meal case?
A. We've got your answer! Click on the PDF link below
|Q. How are MRE's
A. MRE Flameless Ration Heaters are the most popular method of heating MRE's. However, MREs are "ready to eat" and can be eaten cold, although a hot entree or side dish may be more appealing! Click on the PDF link below for other heating methods.
Each SurePak meal contains the following:
Sopakco "MENU - H" Entree list
Discounts for large orders available! Full pallets contain 48 cases. Call us for a quote.
Full Case of 12, "MENU - H" WITH factory packed heaters (Sure-Pak 12,
Sopakco brand). Price $78.00
Sopakco "MENU - A" Entree list
MRE cases WITHOUT heaters
48 cases in stock as of 5/17/13
Lot # 3087 (packed the 87th day of 2013)
Sopakco "MENU - F" Entree list
MRE cases WITHOUT heaters
35 cases in stock as of 5/17/13
Lot # 2240 (packed the 240th day of 2012)
|This case has more variety
Discounts for large orders available! Full pallets contain 48 cases. Call us for a quote
Full Case of 12, "MENU - A" WITHOUT heaters (Sure-Pak 12, Sopakco brand).
MRE Full Case of 12, "MENU - F" WITHOUT heaters (Sure-Pak 12, Sopakco brand). Price $71.00
Need MRE full meals but don't want to buy a whole case?
1/2 cases are now available!
You will get 6 different full meals. No duplications!
We can't tell you what the menu will be the day you order. It's a random batch of miscellaneous menus that we don't have enough of to offer in full cases.
MRE 1/2 case (6 meals) WITHOUT heaters (Sure-Pak 12, Sopakco brand).
Sopakco MRE 1/2 case (6 meals) WITH heaters (Sure-Pak 12, Sopakco brand). Price $39
AmeriQual aPack Ready Meal Cases
We now have these unusual cases in stock. With no more than six  of any one entree meal per case, these cases still contain 12 full meals, but not as much variety as usual, and they still have the normal components including an MRE heater in each meal.
Typical calorie count ranges from 1,180 to 1,270 calories per meal.
Each meal contains the following components
The AmeriQual aPack™ Entree list
MRE cases WITH heaters
101 cases in stock as of 5/15/13
Meal Pack Date: Summer 2012
cases contain a random mix of entrees, including the following entree possibilities
(12 meals per case, and not containing more than 6 of any one entree):
AmeriQual aPack™ MRE Full Case of 12 WITH
Regular Price $69.95 Special
HALF CASE - MISPACKED AmeriQual aPack™ WITH factory-packed heaters.
Regular Price: $35.00 Special Price
MRESTAR Full Meal Cases
These meals don't have the traditional side dish you expect. For the side dish, you will find dried fruit (Mango, Banana, Papaya, Pineapple). They also do not have crackers or spread that the Sure-Pak 12 cases have.
Several of these entrees are not found in any other case or by any other manufacturer! How cool is that?
Meal contents (each case contains 12 complete meals):
MRE cases WITHOUT heaters
72 cases in stock as of 3/6/13
Packed in December, 2012
MRE cases WITHOUT heaters
34 cases in stock as of 3/6/13
Packed in July, 2012
||This is a special
case made specifically for TheEpicenter! This
case has 12 meals, but only three (3) kinds, so there are four (4) of each
of the meals below:
Menu MRE STAR™ Full Case of 12
VEGETARIAN Menu MRE STAR™ Full Case of 12 WITHOUT heaters.Price $65.00
Or, get a 1/2 case of MRE STAR to try! This option will contain both meat and vegetarian meals.
STAR 1/2 case (6 meals) WITHOUT heaters.
MRE Tray Packs
Production dates are listed by each item below.
Stated shelf life is 3 years.
Here is a tip: We have a customer who doesn't like to cook. He
takes these poly trays and vacuum packs them into smaller portions for
his freezer. He then defrosts only what he needs for a quick dinner.
for additional videos
Taste Testing Review Videos
Our Review of Pasta with Italian Sausage
Our Review of Mexican style Chili Mac
Our Review of Sweet Potato and Coconut Casserole
Our Review of MRE Corn and Tomato Casserole
Tray Pack, Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal (2011
production) Price: $6.95
MRE Tray Pack, Pork Sausage Links (2011 production) Price: $11.95
MRE Tray Pack, Pork Sausage with Creamy Gravy (2012 production) Price: $12.95
Beef / Chicken / Pork Trays:
Tray Pack, Ham Slices (2012 production)
MRE Tray Pack, Pasta with Italian Sausage (2012 production) Price: $12.95
MRE Tray Pack, Spaghetti with Meatballs (2012 production) Price: $12.95
MRE Tray Pack, Chicken Breast in Gravy (2012 production) Price: $12.95
MRE Tray Pack, Turkey Cutlets in Gravy (2012 production) Price: $12.95
MRE Tray Pack, Creamy Gravy with Beef and Potatoes (2012 production) Price: $12.95
MRE Tray Pack, Buffalo Style Chicken (2012 production) Price: $12.95
MRE Tray Pack, Mexican Chili Mac (2011 production) Price: $11.95
Non Meat Trays:
Tray Pack, Sante Fe Rice and Beans (2011
production) Price: $11.95
MRE Tray Pack, Macaroni-n-Cheese (2010 production) Price: $10.95
Side Dish Trays:
MRE Tray Pack, Mashed Potatoes with Chicken Gravy (2011 production) Price: $6.95
MRE Tray Pack, Mashed Potatoes with Brown Gravy (2011 production) Price: $6.95
MRE Tray Pack, Glazed Carrots (2010 production) Price: $6.95
MRE Tray Pack, Sweet Potato and Coconut Casserole (2011 production) Price: $6.95
MRE Tray Pack, Blueberry Dessert (2009 production) Price: $6.95
MRE Tray Pack, Corn and Tomato Casserole (2012 production) Price: $6.95
MRE Tray Pack, Brown Rice (2012 production) Price: $6.95
MRE Tray Pack, White Rice (2009 production) Price: $6.95
Some items have no comments at all. It's not that they don't have any comments because they "suck", but rather there is not anything special to say. Take Meat loaf as an example: "It's not as good as my Mother made, but it's not bad – better if warm". If our customers would like comments for all items listed, please note that in the comments section on your order. If enough customers think we should include comments for all the entrees and sides we offer, we would be happy to expand our rating system. For now, we only have comments for the real stand outs on the list.
Also:People might ask why we have some items marked as "New Item" even though the production date has age on the clock. If an item is marked "New Item", it's new to us or is back in stock after being unavailable for an extended period of time. We strive to have the largest selection of items out there. From time to time one of the factories, other suppliers, or Epicenter itself runs across something that has been lost in a warehouse. All the sudden, something may be available again that our “regular customers” have not been able to get from us for some time.
Entree and Side Dish Allergen
MRE Entree Nutrition Info Sheet
MRE Side Dish Nutrition Info Sheet
with Cream Pepper Gravy (2010
Don't forget the new MRE Biscuits available below in the snack section below.
Maple Pork Sausage Patty (2011 production). $2.35 To Die for! Extra High rating!
Janet Says: "I give it a 10! The extra juices would be great over hash browns too!"
Bryan Says: "Off the chart great!"
Hash Browns with Bacon (2011 production). YUM, YUM, YUM! High rating! $1.59 each
The Hash Browns are actually a side dish, but we listed it here also since it is a breakfast item and goes so well with the Omelet and Pork Patty. Real hash browns with bacon!
John Says: "Good, good, good. This is really good!"
Our review of MRE Hash Browns with Bacon
Military MRE breakfast pouches have a stated shelf life of 3-5 years at 70-75 degrees. Storage shelf life will be longer at cooler temperatures (freezing is not recommended for these pouches).
These are found in current Military MRE's for the 2011 year including:
These MRE pouches require a scant 1/6 canteen cup (2-4 ounces) of water to rehydrate. Each pouch makes 4-6 ounces (about 1/2 cup serving size).
Granola with Milk & BLUEBERRIES (Dehydrated). Price $1.95
$1.75 each for a full case of 60 pouches)
MRE Granola with Milk & BANANAS (Dehydrated). Price $1.95 (or $1.75 each for a full case of 60 pouches)
$1.98 per entree while supplies last
We include 2009-2011 production date entrees! Nothing older.
It has unique packaging which allows the product to be consumed directly from the pouch using the built in nozzle.
These FSR / MRE Sandwiches by Bridgford Foods are packaged like MRE Pound cake or MRE bread, require no refrigeration, and have a 3 year shelf life at 80 degrees.
They can be eaten cold, but we discovered that they fit inside an MRE Heater! So you can even have a hot sandwich if you purchase heaters separately.
On average, Bridgford Ready to Eat Sandwiches provide 300 calories per sandwich.
MRE Sandwich Summary and Nutritional Info
Epicenter MRE Sandwich taste testing results:
We did some taste testing of our own, and heated each sandwich with
an MRE Heater.
Three of us tried each sandwich and we rated them on a scale of 1 to 10 (ten being the highest), and took the average:
Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, and Mozzarella cheese with Tomato Sauce inside bread.
This was our number one pick. Just great! Crazy good.
Average 8.3 rating.
Honey BBQ Chicken
Good amount of Chicken, right amount of sauce. BBQ sauce is like any good quality, national name brand.
Average 7.3 rating.
Honey BBQ Beef
Lower rating than Chicken because we thought it could use a bit more sauce.
Average 6.6 rating.
Good amount of bacon. The bread has a texture making it more like a hot pocket. Two of us liked the texture, one of us did not. We would like to have the bacon spread out more evenly, and have the cheese inside with the bacon in addition to being mixed in the bread. But pretty darn good. When we asked the manufacturer what was different about the bread in this sandwich, we received this response: "You are correct. The bread formulation in the Bacon Cheddar is different. There are Cheddar flakes in the Bacon Cheddar and there is a butter flavor to compliment these cheddar flakes. Also the other breads are a little different in pH level to keep them stable."
Also, slightly more expensive than the other sandwiches.
Average 6.0 rating.
This is a new one, and we left the review to customers. The first review is in from "Larry":
Larry says: "I have tried all but the BBQ Chicken and I rather like the pepperoni the best. Nice and spicy, not too hot spicy. The size of the pepperoni stick was about right for the size of the sandwich. It tastes good hot or cold, which on the others I had cold did not work for me so much."
Sandwich - Italian Style. Price: $3.25
(made the 151st day of 2012)
MRE Sandwich - Pepperoni. Price: $3.25
(made the 143th day of 2012)
MRE Sandwich - Sweet and Sour Soy Price: $3.25 (Vegetarian)
(made the 280th day of 2011)
MRE Sandwich - BBQ Beef. Price: $3.25
(made the 2nd day of 2013)
MRE Sandwich - Bacon Cheddar. Price: $3.49
(made the 157th day of 2012)
BBQ Chicken.is cold out at this time.
White Sandwich Bread Only. Price: $1.79 ea. (12 or more, $1.69 each)
MRE Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Only. Price: $1.79 ea. (12 or more, $1.69 each)
First Strike MINI BAR Assortment4 ea of MINI APPLE CINNAMON, MINI CRAN RASPBERRY, MINI MOCHA.
MRE Pound Cakes and Muffin TopsSold in 12-packs only.
Lemon Poppy Pound Cake. Price: $11.88 (12 pack, $0.99
MRE CornbreadFrom the same company who makes all our Pound Cakes. Sold in 12-packs only.
MRE Cornbread. Price: $11.88 (12 pack, $0.99 each)
MRE Cherry TurnoverNew from Bridgford Foods!
Super fresh! Packed the 300th day of 2012
Cherry Turnovers. Price: $2.49 each (Buy
12 or more, $2.36 each)
...When using with Mountain House Wrap filling, we recommend two packages of MRE Tortillas each per 16 oz Wrap pouch (4 tortillas total).
Buy more and save!
Tortillas (2 tortillas per package). Price $1.39
Our Review of MRE Tortillas and Mountain House Wraps (HD)MRE Tortilla Nutritional info sheet
MRE Cinnamon BunsThese Cinnamon Buns are being used in the First Strike Rations (FSR).
Sold in single units, with a discount when purchasing 12 or more!
HDR RaisinsSold in 12-packs only.
HDR Raisins. Price $8.28 (12 pack, $0.69 each)
MRE BiscuitsAt last! We have Biscuits to go with the Sausage with Cream Pepper Gravy MRE Entrees (available above). Also goes with the Mountain House Creamed Beef (on our Freeze Dried Food page).
Sold in 12-packs only.
Biscuits. Price $11.88 (12 pack, $0.99
MRE CookiesSold in 12-packs only.
Chocolate Chip Cookies. Price: $10.68 (12 pack, $0.89
More MRE SnacksSold in 12-packs only.
MRE Apple TurnoversMRE Apple Turn Overs. Price $15.48 (12 pack, $1.29 each)
MRE Cashews, Jalapeno Flavor
MRE Dried Fruit MixA mix of Banana, Papayas, and Pineapple. Sold in 12-packs.
Dried Fruit Snack Mix. Price $9.00 (12 pack, $0.75
MRE Cheese Spreads
MRE Jelly / Jam PacksA mix of 4 kinds per 12 pack. Some of each!
MRE Apple Butter Only. Price: $6.12 (12 pack, $0.51 each)
MRE Fat Free Mayonnaise!Very limited supply! Sold in 12-packs only.
MRE SaucesThe Picante Sauce makes a great addition for our cheese omelet entree. And now available is Salsa Verde! (The MRE BBQ sauce is not available at this time.)
Available in 12-packs only.
Picante Sauce. Price $6.60 (12 pack, $0.55
MRE Table Syrup, Maple Flavored
MRE Nut Raisin Mix
MRE French ToastSuper Fresh. Made 22nd day of 2013.
This is great! It is like a cross between Breakfast Squares, and a Fig
Newton. But the filling is smooth and maple flavored.
Filled French Toast. Price $15.48 (12 pack,
MRE Drink MixThe following beverage bases are available in 12-packs only.
Strawberry Beverage Base. Price $6.60 (12
pack, $0.55 each)
MRE Orange Carbo Drink MixPackaged in the ERGO style MRE package. This special package has a zip lock type zipper on the top. Mix the drink right inside the package (larger than it looks). Available in 12-packs.
Orange Carbo Drink Mix. Price: $8.28 (12 pack, $0.69
MRE Multigrain BreadSold in 12 packs only.
MRE Multigrain Snack Bread (12 pack). Price $11.88 (12 pack, $0.99 each)
MRE Tabasco Sauce in mini bottles!
Or, get 12 of them for $0.69 each! Get 100 of them for $0.59 each!
Green Tabasco Sauce. Price $0.79
TAPATIO Hot Sauce!Lower cost pouch style
For years, we have been offering the G.I. favorite MRE Tabasco in the miniature 1/8 oz. glass bottles. When the war started, the supply dried up, and we started offering this brand of hot sauce in a pouch at a much lower cost. The pouch is like you would find ketchup in at a fast food store. But don't be confused, this is HOT sauce and not some wimpy taco sauce!
Note that the Tabasco brand is now available again in the little glass bottles, but we will continue offering the Tapatio brand in the pouches as well.
Sold in 4 packs, or 100 packs.
Hot Sauce (4 pack). Price $1.00 ($0.25
Spoon 12 pack ($0.29 each). Price: $3.48
MRE Spoon 50 pack ($0.25 each). Price: $12.50
MRE Spoon 100 pack ($0.23 each). Price: $23.00
Ever wanted to dispense your MRE onto a plate or have trouble getting
to the last bit of sauce?
We have a solution. We call this an MRE Key.
It acts like a toothpaste tube squeezer, but is the right size for an MRE Entree. It can also be used for MRE side dishes and MRE cheese or peanut butter.
Sold in 12 packs, 50 packs or 100 packs.
Another great use for this MRE TP is for checking the oil in your car!
I keep several packets under my hood. When it's time to check the oil, I insert the dipstock into the end of the roll to wipe it, then take the oil measurement. Works great!
Toilet Paper 12 pack ($0.15 each). Price: $1.80
MRE Toilet Paper 50 pack ($0.13 each). Price: $6.50
MRE Toilet Paper 100 pack ($0.10 each). Price: $10.00
MRE Flameless Ration HeatersChemical MRE heaters! These units will make your MREs piping hot in a few minutes using only a little water! But note that MREs don't require cooking. We are offering MRE heaters as an easy way to have an occasional hot meal during a disaster, and could also be used to heat your own food if packaged right.
The MRE heaters work like this:
Over-Sized MRE HeatersWe also have a limited supply of clear, over-sized MRE heaters.
Shown on the left is an over-sized heater, and a normal one on the right for comparison.
These over-sized heaters are ideal for Hormel Completes or other similar consumer poly tray packed items. They are also great for heating MRE sandwiches or other large MRE items that normally don't fit inside a heater.
MRE Heater (dozen pack). Price 11.00/dozen
Or, see how you can heat your MRE's for free using your car engine as shown in Our YouTube video.
See why you should not put an MRE in a microwave!
These 4.5" x 9" PET / Poly side weld, 3 mil bags are not your normal
zipper lock style bag.
These are made to military specifications and have unique features including resistance to the high temperature MRE heaters develop!
They are designed to heat water for beverages but have many, many other uses!
It gets better, read on!
Anything you can put in the special high temperature
bag can also be heated using an MRE heater.
Even if the item (once placed inside the beverage bag) can't fit in the MRE heater, it can be placed ON TOP of an activated heater.
When using the bag for beverages, you just fill the bag with the desired amount of water using the printed ounce marks, put the desired mix in (like instant coffee) seal it, place it inside the heater bag and activate the heater. After six minutes it's ready and really hot! These bags also have measuring marks for 6 oz, 8 oz, and 12 oz. with instructions.
Just read the instructions for the beverage you want to make, and determine how much water to use and fill the bag to the mark.
Take these hot examples of cool uses for MRE Hot Beverage Bags!
They are not only useful for making hot coffee, hot apple cider, or hot tea!
A whole can (15 oz) of pork and beans fit in these special bags. Although the combined package won't fit inside the MRE heater, it can be placed ON TOP of the MRE heater and lets the product spread across the surface of the heater for maximum heat transfer.
How about things that don't fit inside MRE heaters like Hot Dogs and Buns?
In this example, the buns don't need a lot of heat and don't need to be inside the heater. The Hot Dogs can be inside or on top of the heater, and the buns can be warmed with the excess heat.
We have discovered many other uses for these high temperature bags and are offering an emergency food and beverage heating kit as well. See more details below.
Buy more and save!
The Hot Beverage Bags are intended to hold water for use in MRE beverages
like coffee, but have many other uses. Use your imagination!
The Hot Beverage Bags do not produce heat and only provide a way to contain items.
Available in Regular or Decaf!
pack of Regular Freeze Dried Coffee ($0.49
ea.). Price $4.90
80 pack of Regular Freeze Dried Coffee ($0.39 ea.). Price $31.20
10 pack of Decaffeinated Freeze Dried Coffee. Price $4.90 ($0.49 each)
80 pack of Decaffeinated Freeze Dried Coffee. Price $31.20 ($0.39 each)
These are the "Sqwincher" brand, in a unique package called the "Qwik Stik." Each stick is a self contained packet that can be added to a bottle of water to make an instant sports drink full of necessary electrolytes.
Take a standard 20-ounce bottle of water, add the contents of one of these sticks, shake, and you have just made a 20-ounce bottle of sports drink -- as good as any leading brand you have tried!
Here is some additional info on this product:
Calories: 0, Sodium: 55 mg, Potassium: 45 mg
Ingredients common to both flavors: Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Salt, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Citrate, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate.
These QwikStik electrolyte drink mixes are available in many flavors!
And available in 10 packs of any flavor, 10 packs of mixed flavors,
or 50 packs of a single flavors at additional discounts.
Intended to be added to your own 20-oz. bottle of water.
Packs of 10:
only (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea.).
QwikStik Raspberry only (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea.). Price $5.00
QwikStik Peach Tea only (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea.). Price $5.00
QwikStik Grape only (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea.). Price $5.00
QwikStik Berry only (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea.). Price $5.00
QwikStik Lemon-Lime only (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea.). Price $5.00
QwikStik Lemonade only (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea.). Price $5.00
QwikStik Fruit Punch only (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea). Price $5.00
QwikStik Assorted (10 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.50 ea.). Price $5.00
Packs of 50:
only (50 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.40 ea.).
QwikStik Raspberry only (50 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.40 ea. Price $20.00
QwikStik Peach Tea only (50 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.40 ea.). Price $20.00
QwikStik Grape only (50 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.40 ea.). Price $20.00
QwikStik Berry only (50 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.40 ea.). Price $20.00
QwikStik Lemon-Lime only (50 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.40 ea.). Price $20.00
QwikStik Lemonade only (50 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.40 ea.). Price $20.00
QwikStik Fruit Punch only (50 pack, Sugar-free Electrolyte Replacement Mix, $0.40 ea.). Price $20.00
Mainstay™ is Kosher and it meets the dictates for Halal!
Please Note: A 12-pack of water ration pouches has a 3.6 lb ship weight; a full case of 60 pouches has an 18.2 lb ship weight.
Ration - 12 pack. Price $3.60
Water Ration - Case of 60. Price $15.00
This water will survive severe conditions of extreme cold and intense heat for 30+ years!
The processing and purification used by the Military for decades has been improved, adding additional stages which eliminate all bacteria. These cans contain 24 ounces of water with a small amount of vacuum space which allows for expansion from freezing or excessive heat without bursting.
Emergency Drinking Water (Case of 12). Price $31.92
Peach Yogurt. Price
Strawberry Yogurt. Price
Creamed Beef. Price
Egg Mix, Uncooked. Price
Light Sour Cream. Price
|MRE Shelf Life
(based on taste testing at U.S. Army's NATIC Research Laboratories)
|Storage Temperature (Fahrenheit)||100||90||85||80||75||70||60|
|Storage Life in Months (and years)||22 Months
The manufacturer uses an estimated shelf life figure of "3 to 5 years, plus or minus" for its MRE-type pouched food products. Actual shelf life may vary from this estimate. A key factor effecting actual shelf life is the temperature of the storage environment. Storage at temperatures higher than 85°F may shorten the shelf life of MRE-type food products. On the other hand, lowering the storage temperature will help extend the products' shelf life. This effect is common to most processed food products.
The shelf life figures given in the table for MREs are based on taste test studies conducted by the U.S. Army's NATIC Research Laboratories. This study was conducted by NATIC without participation of the MRE manufacturers. As such, the manufacturer cannot verify the test procedures used by the NATIC labs, nor do they adopt these shelf life figures as a guarantee of any sort. The data is useful, though, as a general indication of the effects of storage temperatures on the shelf life of MRE-type food products.
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