Friday, September 18, 2015

Firm Touts Tasty MREs, from Cherry Turnover to BBQ Beef.

Bridgford Foods Corp. is touting new kinds of Meal Ready to Eat, or MRE, with flavors ranging from cherry turnover to barbecue beef. And not only do they taste like food, they’re actually really good. staff tasted a sampling of the products while interviewing Richard Mueller, divisional sales manager for the Anaheim, California-based food supplier, on Tuesday at the annual Air and Space Conference. The company offers a full line of MRE sandwiches for the U.S. military, including pastry-filled sandwiches such as apple and blueberry turnovers and meat-filled sandwiches such as BBQ beef and sweet and sour chicken. It even offers a “First Strike Ration,” a meal kit packed with 2,800 calories and designed for use over 24 hours in the war zone.


Earl Flanigan said...

Have tried the BBQ Beef "pop tart". No much flavor (or filling!) aside from a stale bread taste - a definite improvement over the old MRE entrees!

These can be had at walmart for under $5

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Having been "raised" on the first and second generation of MREs (Meals Rejected by Ethiopians), all I can think is MRE = Tasty is an oxymoron.

But that was over 20 years ago.

B Woodman

Anonymous said...

New production MREs are pretty damn good. Well, at least as palatable as it can be for food that can last 10 years in the sun.

Allen said...

does anyone else remember the freeze-dried peaches or strawberries? my dad used to bring those home back in the 80's. looked like pink or yellow styrofoam, but they were damn tasty.

Josh said...

I wonder if they still have "the scab" aka pork patty? I can't believe people ate those and would trade you a chicken cach for it.