Tuesday, June 4, 2013

MRE Monday - Apple Pieces In Spiced Sauce

Even though it is Tuesday, it is officially MRE Monday here! I'll have to get on the ball and sandbag a few MRE reviews for the blog since my time management has been lacking this summer semester.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 5 oz.
Calories: 150
Calories from fat: 25
Total Fat: 2.5g or 4% DV ( Daily Value )
Cholesterol: 0mg or 0% DV
Sodium: 120mg or 5% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 33g or 11% DV
Dietary Fiber: 2g or 8% DV
Sugars: 25g
Protein: 0g
Vitamin A: 2% DV
Vitamin C: 35% DV
Calcium:  4% DV
Iron: 2%


From my previous experience  with MREs, I was looking forward to tidbit sized pieces of apples. The spice is a different story, since there are a number of ways to spice apples.


I'll combine the kids this review because both of them had the same response to the spiced apple pieces, "I don't like it." Hummm...seems like we have been hitting a mantra for the MREs lately.

Mother-in-law was able to sample this one too, and her comments were favorable towards the MRE. She liked the tartness of the apples which was attributed to the ascorbic acid ( Vitamin C ) that is used as a preservative in this MRE.

Sweetheart thought that the texture wasn't bad and it didn't have the typical sour flavor. She described the flavor as an almost "tangy." The ascorbic acid was also a noticeable flavor profile.

My first thought was that I hit the apple cobbler jackpot! The spices used for the spicy sauce was listed as only "spices" which didn't help narrow down the exact flavor. The spice is either pumpkin spice, allspice, with maybe a touch of nutmeg. The ample amount of brown sugar helps to offset ascorbic acid.

Final Thoughts:

While the spiced apples are decent, the price point puts them out of range for most of my uses. For the long term, dehydrated apples with a few spices added into simple mylar bag could provide an acceptable substitute. On the flip side, if you have the money to burn, then by all means order a few for the backpack or cache.

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