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Always a popular choice, primarily because of their vanilla/lemon flavored 'cookie dough' taste. Both young and old find these bars tasty.
Great Vanilla/Lemon Cookie Dough taste that both Old and Young will love! Voted best tasting! (Note: No additional cost for shipping. In-stock, not drop-shipped)
For over 20 years now we have offered Mainstay Emergency Food Rations. They are always a popular choice primarily because of their vanilla/lemon flavored 'cookie dough' taste. Both young and old find these bars tasty.
Mainstay™ 3600k Key Benefits
Mainstay Emergency Food Food Rations have been specifically formulated to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Defense specs. They have been made to be non-thirst provoking. Each bar exceeds the RDA requirements of vitamins and minerals. They're also high in energy and low in protein (You don't want foods with much protein because they require much more water intake for digestion. They make you thirsty, too. Water may be a very scarce item in a disaster)
Contains no cholesterol or tropical oils, and has less than 29% fat. Nine pre-measured 400 calorie bars… One per meal (3) for 3 days, or a total of 3600 calories per package! Provides a very "full" feeling after consuming.
Each unit is protected by a vacuum sealed foil pouch and has a 5 year shelf life. Not affected by extreme temperature fluctuations (-40 F to 300 F).
Also available in money saving case packs of 10 bars Mainstay Case of 10
Mainstay Food Ration Ingredients & Nutritional Information:
Ingredients: Enriched Flour, (Added) Vitamins A, B-1, B-2, D, E, B-6, B-12, Niacin, Iron, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vegetable Shortening, (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oils), Granulated Sugar, Corn Starch, Corn Syrup, Natural Lemon Flavor, Artificial Butter Flavor, Artificial Vanilla Flavor, (Tartrazine, FD&C Yellow#5, FD&C Red #40), Artificial Color, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Gamma/Delta Tocopherols as a natural antioxidant. Net Wt. 24 oz.
Serving Size:. 1 Bar (2.67 oz or 76 grams)
Servings Per Unit: 9 indivdual bars
Each package is stamped with it's manufacture and expiration date.
Nutrition Facts per serving:
Calories 400 Calories from fat 210
Fat 23 g 36%
Sat fat 7 g 34%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 46 g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2 g 9%
Sugar 14 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 50%
Vitamin C 60%
Vitamin D 50%
Vitamin E 25%
Vitamin B-6 90%
Folic Acid 30%
Vitamin B-12 20%
Pantothentic Acid 100%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
Ship Weight:1.47 lbs.
If you're in a when the crap hits the fan situation, anything will taste fairly decent, and these bars are in my opinion pretty good. The lemon/vanilla favor pleasing, and the texture reminded me of a shortbread cookie on steriods. I agree with the other folks about the crumbly nature, it's a bit of a pain to eat. Also, the fact that they aren't individually wrapped for ease of rationing/consuming over a span of time doesn't make a lot of sense for a survival ration that's meant to sustain a person for days. For that reason alone, I decided to go with the Datrex food rations. (Posted on 10/25/10)
Sampled the Mainstay and Datrex food rations and thought the Mainstay had a nice lemon / butter flavor. The Mainstay also had a little more moisture but still crumbled quite a bit. The texture was a little gritty but tollerable. I would recommend that people sample both the Datrex and the Mainstay's to see which one they like. I personally liked the Datrex better but decided to buy a few of each to have a little variety. (Posted on 7/27/10)
I have purchased these before. Like all the emergency equipment and products I purchase, I actually tried them out. I lived on one package for 3 days.
The taste was pretty good, like a lemon cookie. I wasn't too fond of the texture, crumbly and kind of gritty. Once the package is opened, the rest of the product is exposed to air, weather, insects, etc. The package is hard to reclose until you have eaten at least 3 portions.
Pro: Good taste, More vitamins and minerals than competitor
Con: Texture, Inability to reseal package (Posted on 7/10/10)
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