Sopakco Sure-Pak MREs

 

Sure-Pack Meal Case of 12 Sure-Pak MRE Sure-Pak MRE Contents
 

Sopakco is one of the three companies that produce MREs for the U.S. military. Their “Sure-Pak 12” product has been the longest-available civilian MRE on the market.

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Contents

The Sure-Pak MREs contain many of the same components of the military MREs – the entrees, sides, crackers, and desserts are usually exactly the same (packaging and all) that you’ll find in a real MRE. However, the cheese spread, peanut butter, and accessory packet may be different (see pictures below). Probably the best thing about the Sure-Paks is that they still include the standard military spoon. See the spoons section on the Civilian MRE Comparison page for more information.

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Heaters

Ever since 2005, Sopakco has been offering the option of buying Sure-Paks with or without heaters. And when they say “with heaters”, they really do mean the heaters are included in the meal bag. The heaters that are included are the same as the military Flameless Ration Heaters that are activated with plain water. The Sure-Paks with heaters cost about $9 more than without heaters.

Sure-Pak Meals Case of 12 Front Sure-Pak side case Inside Sure-Pak case

New Box Design

Beginning in late 2009, Sopakco started using a new design for their outer cases:

Old Sure-Pak 12 Case New Sure-Pak 12 Case
Old Sure-Pak case New Sure-Pak case

Menus

A case of Sure-Paks comes with 12 individual meals. There are usually six different menus in each case so you get two of each menu. The menus from Sopakco change often so you don’t have to worry about getting the same menus over and over. Even better, some online ordering sites (such as The Epicenter) let you pick exactly which menus you want – other companies just sell you a case and you get whichever menus show up.

Here’s a menu listing from a case of Sure-Paks that were packed in August, 2009:

MENU 1
Calories
MENU 2
Calories
MENU 3
Calories
Chicken Pesto Pasta

Clam Chowder

Crackers

Grape Jelly

Oatmeal Cookie

Lemon-Lime Beverage Base

Instant Coffee

420

150

180

70

280

130

Veggie Burger in BBQ Sauce

Refried Beans

Crackers

Apple Jelly

Raspberry White Chip Cookie

Lemon-Lime Beverage Base

Instant Coffee

260

180

180

70

250

130

 

Chicken w/Salsa

Clam Chowder

Crackers

Grape Jelly

Cookies wuth Pan Coated Chocolate Disks

Lemon-Lime Beverage Base

Instant Coffee

160

150

180

70

280

130

 

total:
1230
total:
1070
total:
970
MENU 4
Calories
MENU 5
Calories
MENU 6
Calories
Apple Maple Oatmeal

Grape Jelly

Crackers

Apple Pieces in Spiced Sauce

Raspberry White Chip Cookie

Tropical Punch Beverage Base

Instant Coffee

200

70

180

150

250

130

Chili and Macaroni

Raspberry Applesauce

Grape Jelly

Crackers

Oatmeal Cookie

Tropical Punch Beverage Base

Instant Coffee

240

110

70

180

280

130

Maple Sausage

Hash Browns w/Bacon

Grape Jelly

Crackers

Raspberry White Chip Cookie

Tropical Punch Beverage Base

Instant Coffee

240

220

70

180

250

130

total:
980
total:
1010
total:
1090
Average Calories per MRE:
1,058
Total Calories per Case:
12,700

Each case has an official menu sticker on the outside of the box that might look something like this:

Sure-Pak menu sticker

Here are some other examples of menus from different cases. These were taken from The Epicenter‘s website:

CASE 1 CASE 2 CASE 3
Jambalaya with shrimp and ham

Chili With Beans

Spaghetti

Cajun style rice/beans with beef sausage

Chicken Strips in Salsa

Cheese Omelet

Cheese Tortellini

Pork Ribs

Beef Ravioli

Chili With Beans

Spaghetti

Cajun style rice/beans with beef sausage

Chicken Fajita

Pork Ribs (boneless)

Beef Enchilada (or might be Chicken Cavatelli)

Chicken Strips in Salsa

Beef in BBQ Sauce (Sloppy Joe)

Vegetable Manicotti

CASE 4 CASE 5 CASE 6
Penne Pasta with Spicy Vegetable Sausage

Beef Patty, grilled

Chicken Cavatelli

Chicken Strips in Salsa

Beef in BBQ Sauce (Sloppy Joe)

Cajun style rice / beans with beef sausage

Cajun style rice/beans with beef sausage

Vegetable Manicotti (or Beef Ravioli)

Beef Roast with Vegetable (Pot Roast)

Chili with Beans

Beef Enchilada

Cheese Omelet

Cajun style rice/beans with beef sausage

Vegetable Manicotti

Beef Roast with Vegetable (Pot Roast)

Chili with Beans

Beef Enchilada (or Grilled Chicken Breast)

Chicken Strips in Salsa

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Chicken Fajita

Beef Patty, grilled

Chicken Cavatelli

Chicken Strips in Salsa

Beef in BBQ Sauce (Sloppy Joe)

Cajun style rice/beans with beef sausage

Where To Buy

You can find a list of official Sure-Pak 12 distributors on Sopakco’s site here.¬†While you can find Sopakco at Sopakco.com, the Sure-Pak 12 civilian MREs are handled on SurePak-12.com.

Of these distributors, the two companies who have been selling these MREs for the longest time are The Epicenter and Meyers Custom Supply and they both appear to the offer the best pricing and menu variety. Current web prices range from $65/case to $85/case so shop around to find the best price. Don’t forget to factor in shipping cost.

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Please see this page for information about the January, 2009 Sopakco Sure-Pak 12 RECALL.

Click here for the old version of the Sopakco Sure-Pak 12 and M-Packed 12 page.