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Emergency Essentials EBM Beef Stew Review

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:50 pm
by jjjjj
Emergency Essentials EBM review / data

Emergency Essentials sells two levels of this product, this is the full version which includes a side dish and FRH in each meal.

Purchased 10/2008

Pangea World Bakery Brownie with Chocolate Chips
Dated : 8211

Calories : 370 (From Fat : 150)
Total Fat : 16g (25%)
Saturated Fat: 3g (15%)
Trans Fat : 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 230 (6%)
Total Carbohydrates: 54g (18%)
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars : 35g
Protein : 4g
Thiamine 6% Niacin 6% Iron 10% Riboflavin 6% Calcium 4% Folic Acid 4%


This brownie was very good, and very moist. Included an oxygen absorber in the

package.



Cornbread Stuffing by Ameriqual
Dated : 7032

Calories : 180 (From fat : 50)
Total Fat : 6g (9%)
Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)
Cholesterol: 5mg (2%)
Sodium: 430mg (18%)
Total Carbohydrates: 28g (9%)
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars : 2g
Protein : 5g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 8% Calcium 4% Iron 30%

Wow, I am surprised that something this good is in an MRE, this was great. I think
the taste was better than normal Stove Top Cornbread stuffing, although the texture
was not as good. It looks like a brick coming out of the package but tastes
terrific especially mixed with the Beef Stew Gravy.


Beef Stew by Wornick
Dated : 7150

Calories : 290 (From Fat : 140)
Total Fat : 16g (24%)
Saturated Fat: 5g (27%)
Cholesterol: 110mg (36%)
Sodium: 1000 (42%)
Total Carbohydrates: 12g (4%)
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars : 3g
Protein : 25g
Calcium 2% Iron 8%

Also very good, I think this stew was better than Dinty Moore by a good margin, the
meat was tasty with good texture and the gravy was excellent.


Wheat Snack Bread by Pangea
Dated : 8211

Calories : 190 (From fat : 45)
Total Fat : 5g (8%)
Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 330mg (14%)
Total Carbohydrates: 32g (11%)
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars : 8g
Protein : 5g
Thiamine 10% Iron 6% Riboflavin 6% Calcium 45% Folic Acid 10%

This was the first time I have ever had the snack bread, it was not the typical
bread shaped thing that I have seen in videos, but square. Not bad at all, I only
used the jelly on it. Not a great item but fine and filling.


Peanut Butter by Portion Pac
Dated : 8240


Calories : 250 (From Fat : 180)
Total Fat : 21g (32%)
Saturated Fat: 4g (19%
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 200mg (8%)
Total Carbohydrates: 10g (3%)
Dietary Fiber: 3g (12%)
Sugars : 4g
Protein : 10g
Calcium 2% Iron 4%


I didn't eat this, but I'm sure its fine like all the other MRE peanut butters I
have had.



Strawberry Jam by Portion Pac
Dated : 8098

Calories : 70
Total Fat : 0
Saturated Fat: 0
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 0
Total Carbohydrates: 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars : 17g
Protein : 0g
Vitamin C 8%

Never had the jelly before this, it was very good. Reminded me of McDonalds jelly
which is one of my favorites.


Beverage Base Raspberry drink mix

Calories : 5
Sodium : 50mg
Carbohydrates : 2g

It listed no vitamin C content.
Didn't try this, maybe some other time.


Also included in the package were two pieces of hard candy (not in special
packaging), an accessory packet with a spork, napkin, wet wipe, and salt packet
inside and a field ration heater. I tried the lemon hard candy disk, it was good.


Calories : 1355
Total Fat : 64g
Saturated Fat: 14g
Cholesterol: 115mg
Sodium: 2240mg
Total Carbohydrates: 156g
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Sugars : 69g
Protein : 49g


Comments specific to the EBM :

The drink mix packet was similar in shape and size to the normal Tasters Choice
coffee packets but in a plain brown package, the slit at the top made to assist in
opening was cut too long alowing the contents of the packet to leak inside the
outer bag. It didn't really cause a mess since there was no moisture inside, just
dry powder on some of the items inside the outer bag. I suspect that Emergency
Essentials is buying actual military MREs and repackaging them rather than buying
over runs or some other quantity of entres or sides directly from the manufacturer
due to the dates on the entre and side. The dates on the desert, snack bread, and
spreads were very close together and very new at the time I bought these, the entre
and side were much older and not from the same manufacturer. I believe all the
contents are either directly from an unpackaged military MRE, or from a
manufacturer of military MRE products and are of top quality. I have never seen
anything exactly like the drink mix included in this EBM elsewhere.
I bought these before finding out about armygear.net, if I didn't know about that I
would buy more of these.

If I ran their company I would add Tabasco and pepper to all of these. I did not use the FRH to heat the meal,
I put both the side and entre into a bowl and heated them in the microwave, and I sure am glad I did. The
gravy from the stew went really well with the stuffing, best meal I have eaten in quite a while. Not that it matters,
but I have now lost 180 lbs on my MRE inspired diet :)