Does anyone know if there is a big difference in the US mre's depending on the different packing company's? (Ameriqual, Sopakco, and Wornick)
Is the food product inside all the same?
There are differences.Sometimes very significant ones.
I have tried the same menus from Ameriqual,Sopakco and Wornick.I wrote about my findings earlier.
What struck me most was the size of the Pork Rib Patty and the Maple Sausage Patty ,ranging from 74 grams to 102 grams.
or here,"Wornick menus have less calories?":
This is my limited experience with MREs.These are my subjective observations:
My number 3:Ameriqual: Very effective at saving space.They use an extra inner plastic bag that is sometimes so tightly packed,that items look like garbage.I
have found crackers that were bent about 40°. I'll try to find pics. One time the maple syrup packet was burst.
There is a big difference in the taste between Ameriqual's Chicken Pesto and the other's. I've had one from Ameriqual this week (from
2014) and I had to force myself to eat it.Not the first time.Wornick and Sopakco was much much tastier,I loved them.But other menus
were good.My fav was Veggie Lasagna.
Interestingly,the only two bad items I've had so far were both in an MRE by Ameriqual,altough not produced by them.
Number 2 on my list: Sopakco: I call them the standard MRE. Solid,good quality packaging,tasty.No bad experience so far.
My number 1 is: Wornick: Fine printed entree boxes,fine cardboard material.Good sign in my view.No damaged items or quality problems so far.Sometimes a lil'
bit less calories.Very good taste.Like Sopakco DeLuxe.
As I said before, these are my subjective views.
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