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Wornick Mil-Spec MREs

This page discusses the no-long produced Mil-Spec MRE. Wornick's civilian MRE is now called "Eversafe"

Please see the updated Civilian MREs and Wornick Eversafe pages

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Milspec MRE requires no preparation or refrigeration. It is a meal ready-to-eat (MRE) hot or cold.
Six tasty entree varieties to combat appetite fatigue
Light weight, tamper proof pouch for an extended shelf life.
Meals Ready to Eat are delicious nutritious dinner suited for any outdoor activity.
Minimum 3 year shelf-life (may be extended if stored in temperatures cooler than 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius).
A complete meal includes: entree, crackers, jelly, dessert, beverage and accessories (matches, moist towelettes, salt, chewing gum, and more).

Wornick's MILSPEC MRE is the commercial version of the world famous Meal Ready-to-Eat. The MRE meals need no preparation, no need to boil, cook, or even add water to the entrees! MRE products also have a long shelf-life, so they’re perfect for storage. Each waterproof, insect-proof bag contains a full meal, completely ready-to-eat!

Sample Mil-Spec Menus

Menu 1
Parmesan Chicken
Crackers (2-pack)
Strawberry Jam
Chocolate-Covered Cookie
Beverage Base, Orange
Accessory Pack
Total Package Wt. 13.4 oz.
Menu 2
Beef Stew
Fruit Side Dish
Crackers (2-pack)
Strawberry Jam
Chocolate-Covered Oatmeal Cookie
Tabasco Hot Sauce
Beverage Base, Orange
Accessory Pack
Total Package Wt. 18 oz.
Menu 3
Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli
Crackers (2-pack)
Strawberry Jam
Chocolate-Covered Oatmeal Cookie
Beverage Base, Orange
Tabasco Hot Sauce
Accessory Pack
Total Package Wt. 13.4 oz.
Menu 4
Turkey with Savory Vegetables
Crackers (2-pack)
Strawberry Jam
Chocolate-Covered Oatmeal Cookie
Tabasco Hot Sauce
Beverage Base, Coffee
Accessory Pack
Total Package Wt. 18 oz.
Menu 5
Beef Chili with Beans
Fruit Side Dish
Crackers (2-pack)
Strawberry Jam
Chocolate-Covered Oatmeal Cookie
Beverage Base, Orange
Tabasco Hot Sauce
Accessory Pack
Total Package Wt. 18 oz.
Menu 6
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Crackers (2-pack)
Strawberry Jam
Chocolate-Covered Oatmeal Cookie
Tabasco Hot Sauce
Beverage Base, Orange
Tabasco Sauce
Accessory Pack
Total Package Wt. 13.4 oz.

*Accessory Pack includes spoon, salt, pepper, matches, moist towelettes and chewing gum.
***Bowl, cup, and plate in the picture are not included.

Approximate Nutritional Values (Average of the Six Menus):

Net Weight: 427 grams
Protein: 24 grams
Fat: 24 grams
Carbohydrates: 128 grams
Calories: 840


Rations per case: 12 (2 meals each of 6 varieties)
Case dimensions: 15.5" x 9.1" x 9.6"
Case volume: 3.1 cubic feet
Case weight: 15.4 lb (7 kg)