The MRE Challenge

We don’t snack on laundry detergent here,¬† but the kids and Martin held an MRE challenge in our dining room last night. While unpacking over the weekend, I unearthed a large box of military meals-ready-to-eat.

Pretty sure these are all more than 10 years old.

As my kids chomped away on dry pound cake and stale crackers with gooey cheese spread, I learned that there is no expiration date on MREs, but the batch numbers on the outer package (which these items no longer have) are supposed to tell me when the MREs were¬†produced. I got these in early 2007, and they could have been “old” then, too. So there is a CHANCE these could even be 15+ years old.

Nobody’s complained of any issues, though.