Monday, June 10, 2013

MRE Monday - Honey Barbecued Chicken Sandwich, Shelf Stable

I really needed to dig through the MREs to find a suitable one for the boys. Quite a few of them are spicy, and the boys don't like spicy. So, to keep the boys from automatically saying that they don't like the MRE we needed to find some blander ones.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 3.5 oz.
Calories: 290
Calories from fat: 80
Total Fat: 9g or 14% DV ( Daily Value )
Cholesterol: 15mg or 5% DV
Sodium: 680mg or 28% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 41g or 14% DV
Dietary Fiber: 2g or 10% DV
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 12g
Vitamin A: 4% DV
Vitamin C: 0% DV
Calcium:  8% DV
Iron: 8%


A lot of the MREs have the same type of bread so I knew to expect something Poptart shaped but the filling is always the wildcard.


Row, the resident seven year old, took a small bite, and followed it with a long pause. He finally reached the verdict that "It is okay." We talked a little bit about camping and asked if he would eat one if nothing else was available. He said yes, so that counts as a star for the review.

Red Ant, the resident four year old, is a harder judge on the MREs than anyone else. He took a small bite, and I do mean small, and said that it was too spicy. Now, spicy for him is black pepper on his fried eggs. Plus, I think he has learned that we don't really press him for a reason on why he doesn't like an MRE.

Sweetheart noticed a tangy smell before taking a small bite. She also commented on the small bits of real chicken and thought the sandwich was nicely filled. She also noted a slight chemical taste, she after all a "super taster." She did award it a star for the review.

I was impressed with the amount of meat that was included into the sandwich, but it would still take at least two sandwiches and a few sides to make it a meal. The bread had a nice moist texture as all the sandwiches have had in my past reviews. The BBQ sauce wasn't real spicy nor was it comparable to any others that I have tried. Maybe if Chef-boy-r-dee made a BBQ sauce, it would taste like this MRE. You'll have to try it  yourself.

Final Thoughts:

If I was to take two of these and a small bag of chips, it would make for a good lunch. This is probably one of the bigger filled sandwiches that I've tried, and it has a decent taste. The sauce can be described as a mild flavor with hints of honey and a smoky aftertaste.

Stars: * * * ( 3 )


  1. Sounds to me like Red Ant and I have the same attitude towards spices. Salt is about the only spice I need.

    1. I'd probably say so too. What were some of your favorite MREs so I can get Red Ant back on board?

    2. The ones I had were like in the 80's I don't think they even make em like that anymore. As I remember the only one I didn't like was the hamburger patty and only because it always hydrated out to a lump of cold tasteless yuck.

      The dehydrated strawberries were good but nasty when some guy ate a bunch and then drank too much beer.

      Other than that I think there was a vegetarian one that always made me groan when I got it. Something like squash in tomato sauce with some noodles. The chicken and noodles ones were good. But as I said I am sure those are long gone now.