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Meal Kit Supply is a US-based company with a unique offering - their custom-designed MREs are assembled with an eye towards menu variety and meal diversity. Under the current menus, in a case of 12 MREs, they offer 6 different meat-based MREs, 2 different vegetarian-friendly MREs, and 4 breakfast MREs. Each meal averages around 1,300 calories. This kind of menu variety is usually missing in other civilian MRE brands that usually only offer 6 different menus and few, if any, breakfast items.

Canada Friendly

Meal Kit Supply is unique in the civilian MRE industry in that they have a dedicated online store for Canadian customers. The MREs sold there are CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) inspected and approved for distribution in Canada, which makes them the only civilian MREs that can be easily bought and sold in Canada without the buyer have to worry about shipping their US-purchased MREs through Canadian Customs and having to potentially pay import duties or even have the case of MREs seized. You can check out their Canadian storefront here: http://www.mealkitsupply.com/ca/

Price

There's no getting around the issue of price with these Meal Kit Supply MREs. A case of 12 of these MREs currently sells for $129.95 but at least includes free shipping. When you compare this against a case of Sopakco Sure-Pak 12 MREs that you can find for $89, it seems like a steep price to pay. The question is..."are they worth it?". With the Meal Kit Suply MREs, you get:

  1. More average calories per meal (more food!)
  2. More menu variety - 10 different menus vs. 6
  3. Not just entree variety but a wide variety of sides, desserts, spreads, etc.
  4. Breakfast items

For some shoppers, the amount of food and variety of menus - and especially the guarantee of breakfast items - will make the Meal Kit Supply MREs worth the extra premium.

For ordering information, please see their ordering page: http://www.mealkitsupply.com/usmredetail


Contents

MKS MRE Case Inside an MKS Case MKS MREs

Each Meal Kit Supply MRE case contains 12 MREs that contain a variety of at least 10 different meals and a variety of different sides, desserts, and spreads.

2013 Meal Kit Supply Menus

MENU 1
Calories
MENU 2
Calories
MENU 3 (Vegetarian)
Calories
Spaghetti W Meat and Sauce
Potatoes, Au Gratin
Strawberry/Banana Dairy Shake
MRE Cracker
Cheese Spread
Grape Electrolyte Beverage
260
220
460
180
180
90
Chili With Beans
Fried Rice
Strawberry Dairy Shake
MRE Cracker
Strawberry Jam
Lemon Lime Electrolyte Beverage
Hot Sauce
240
220
460
180
70
90

Vegetarian Ratatouille
Potatoes, Au Gratin
Chocolate Chip Cookie
MRE Cracker
Peanut Butter
Lemon Lime Electrolyte Beverage
Hot Sauce
210
220
280
180
250
90

Total:
1390
Total:
1260    
Total:
1230
MENU 4 Calories MENU 5
Calories
MENU 6
Calories
Chicken with Noodles
Fried Rice
Strawberry Toaster Pastry
MRE Cracker
Cheese Spread
Grape Electrolyte Beverage
260
220
210
180
180
90

Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce
Potato Cheddar Soup
Chocolate Pudding
MRE Cracker
Cheese Spread
Lemon Lime Electrolyte Beverage
Cocoa Beverage
280
160
300
180
180
90
180
Chicken Fajita
Fried Rice
Spice Pound Cake
Tortillas
Orange Electrolyte Beverage
Cocoa Beverage
Hot Sauce
210
220
270
220
90
180

Total:
1140
Total:
1,370
Total:
1190
MENU 7 Calories MENU 8 (Vegetarian)
Calories
MENU 9 (Breakfast)
Calories
Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Potato Cheddar Soup
Vanilla Pudding
MRE Cracker
Peanut Butter
Lemon Lime Electrolyte Beverage
280
160
300
180
250
90
Vegetable Lasagna
Zapplesauce
Fudge Brownie
MRE Cracker
Grape Jelly
Orange Electrolyte Beverage
Cocoa Beverage
Hot Sauce
250
130
320
180
70
90
180

Apple Maple Rolled Oats
Brown Sugar Toaster Pastry
Maple Muffin Top
Wheat Snack Bread
Blackberry Jam
Fruit Punch Electrolyte Beverage
Cocoa Beverage
200
210
250
180
70
90
180

Total:
1260
Total:
1220
Total:
1180
MENU 10 (Breakfast) Calories MENU 11 (Breakfast)
Calories
MENU 12 (Breakfast)
Calories
Pork Sausage Patty
Hash Browns With Bacon
Strawberry Toaster Pastry
Wheat Snack Bread
Grape Jelly
Orange Electrolyte Beverage
Cocoa Beverage
240
220
210
180
70
90
180
Pork Sausage Patty
Hash Browns With Bacon
Chocolate Toaster Pastry
Wheat Snack Bread
Blackberry Jam
Orange Electrolyte Beverage
Cocoa Beverage
240
220
210
180
70
90
180

Apple Maple Rolled Oats
Zapplesauce
Brown Sugar Toaster Pastry
MRE Cracker
Peanut Butter
Fruit Punch Electrolyte Beverage
Cocoa Beverage
200
130
210
180
250
90
180
Total:
1190 Total:
1190
Total:
1240

Avg. Calories per MRE:
Total Calories per Case:
1,238
14,860

Accessory Pack in every meal contains: 6" military MRE spoon, instant coffee sugar, non-dairy creamer, moist towelette, napkin, salt, pepper.
Cocoa Beverage Powder in 7 meals (menus 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Hot Sauce in 4 meals (menus 2, 3, 6 and 8).

Here's a link to a PDF file with a complete listing of the 2013 Meal Kit Supply menus and nutritional information:

Meal Kit Supply 2013 Menus

Previous menus:

2010 Supercase Menus and Nutritional Information (PDF)

2009 Supercase Menus and Nutritional Information (PDF)

2008 Supercase menus and nutritional information (PDF)


Meal Kit Supply Case

Here's a closer look at a Meal Kit Supply case. Inside each case is a nice pamphlet list all of the nutritional information for each MRE.

Front of case
MKS MRE Case Front

Sides of case
MKS Case Side MKS Case Side

Bottom of case - notice the date code (3018) and the great explanation of how to read it (2nd picture)
MKS Case Bottom MKS Date Codes


MRE Review

Meal Kit Supply was kind enough to send us a case of their latest MREs so here's a quick look at the contents of a Meal Kit Supply MRE from 2013:

MRE bag - very nice custom design and layout. I especially like all the nutritional information on the back of the MRE bag!
MKS MRE #4 MKS MRE #4 Back

Contents and accessory pack of the "Chicken with Noodles" MRE
MRE #4 Contents Accessory Pack Contents

From last year's menus, here's a look inside the "Penne Pasta with Vegetable Sausage Crumbles in Spicy Tomato Sauce" entree:

Wheat Snack Bread and Grape Jelly

Caramel Apple Ranger Bar

Pears


Meal Kit Supply Flameless Ration Heater

MKS FRH

One of the things that makes Meal Kit Supply MREs unique is their flameless ration heater. This FRH is specially produced for MKS. As you can see in the picture on the right, the MKS FRH is much bigger than the standard FRH. Not only is it bigger than the standard FRH, it also operates differently.

Flameless Ration Heater

Unique FRH Operation

Instead of opening the top of the FRH and putting the entree inside to be heated, you're supposed to wrap the FRH around the entree. This actually works a lot better for heating because as you can see in the picture below of an entree wrapped up in the FRH, both sides get heated at once as opposed to a standard FRH where just the bottom side of the entree pouch is heated. This FRH-wrapping feature also gives you room to be creative - you could place a second entree or side dish on top of the first, wrap them both together, and heat two entrees at once. Or you could even place a side item on top of the whole wrapped bundle and take advantage of some of the heat coming off the top of the FRH.
MKS FRH MKS FRH MKS FRH

 


Meal Kit Supply 6-Pack (MRE-light)

MKS 6-Pack MRE Case 6-Pack and 12-Pack Cases 6-Pack MRE Contents

In the United States, Meal Kit Supply also offers a smaller version of their full MRE case. This is a case of 6 MREs and the contents are intended to provider a lighter, more lunch-like meal that contains about half the calories of their full MRE product.

Here's a look at the 6-Pack Menus for 2013:

2013 Meal Kit Supply Menus

MENU 1
Calories
MENU 2
Calories
MENU 3 (Vegetarian)
Calories
Chicken with Noodles
Carrot Pound Cake
Grape Electrolyte Beverage
260
260
90
Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce
Carrot Pound Cake
Grape Electrolyte Beverage
280
260
90
Vegetarian Ratatouille
Marble Pound Cake
Fruit Punch Electrolyte Beverage
210
290
90

Total:
610
Total:
630
Total:
590
MENU 4 (Vegetarian)
Calories
MENU 5 (Vegetarian)
Calories
MENU 6 (Vegetarian)
Calories
Cheese Tortellini
Marble Pound Cake
Fruit Punch Electrolyte Beverage
240
290
90
Penne w/Vegetable Sausage
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Orange Electrolyte Beverage
320
280
90
Vegetable Lasagna
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Orange Electrolyte Beverage
250
280
90
Total:
620
Total:
690
Total:
620

Avg. Calories per MRE:
Total Calories per Case:
627
3,760

Accessory Pack in every meal contains: 6" military MRE spoon, instant coffee sugar, non-dairy creamer, moist towelette, napkin, salt, pepper.

Here's a link to a PDF file with a complete listing of the 2013 Meal Kit Supply 6-Pack menus and nutritional information.

6-Pack case contents and sample meal:

6-Pack Case 6-Pack Case Inside 6-Pack Case and MREs

6-Pack MRE 6-Pack MRE Contents