Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

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Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by Cortexmelon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:51 pm

Does anybody have any clue on what these could be? I was thinking that they could be test entrees they tried out to see if they'd be added into the circulation, but I have no clue overall honestly.

The dates on them are both from 4216 (August 3, 1984), so that also was interesting to me that they are both made the same day as well. Any help would be awesomely appreciated, thanks!!
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Re: Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by cap174 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:07 pm

Maybe they screwed up the labels and it was cheaper to put a sticker on it then make it again? They do that with modern British ORPs sometimes.
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Re: Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by Cortexmelon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:16 pm

cap174 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Maybe they screwed up the labels and it was cheaper to put a sticker on it then make it again? They do that with modern British ORPs sometimes.
These entrees I posted aren't entrees that were ever a menu, especially back then.

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Re: Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by cap174 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:17 pm

Where's you find them? I guess they must have been prototypes.
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Re: Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by Cortexmelon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm

cap174 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Where's you find them? I guess they must have been prototypes.
They were in an EBay lot with a bunch of early 81-87 MRE Entrees, these were the only unusual ones out of that bunch of all of them, was such a lucky find haha, I nearly ignored it when they popped up.

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Re: Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by norge » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:57 pm

have seen relabeling before but not in white on green, you don't have picture from the other ones in the ebay add?
other possibility that it come from someone that worked at Natick or similar.i know there was menus that never was fielded, just made and tested in the lab for some sort.
third I checked the Natick site and it looks like in 1986 there was some with white labels but I says experimental on most of them :?

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Re: Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by Cortexmelon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:19 pm

norge wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:57 pm
have seen relabeling before but not in white on green, you don't have picture from the other ones in the ebay add?
other possibility that it come from someone that worked at Natick or similar.i know there was menus that never was fielded, just made and tested in the lab for some sort.
third I checked the Natick site and it looks like in 1986 there was some with white labels but I says experimental on most of them :?

cheers ken
Here's a picture of the other ones that he had, just regular ole ones from what I can tell
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Re: Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by norge » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:26 pm

hmm , got a be a Natick connection, to bad member mreheater72 isn't here he might shade some light on this subject.

save those Coretexmelon :D

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Re: Weird White Label Early MRE Entrees

Post by Cortexmelon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 pm

norge wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:26 pm
hmm , got a be a Natick connection, to bad member mreheater72 isn't here he might shade some light on this subject.

save those Coretexmelon :D

cheers ken
Yeah, I was trying to contemplate when I bought it wether or not to open them and show the entrees online, but I think i'll just keep them sealed on my display. One of a kind possibly!

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