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    kool... it's inspired me to test some old mre's tucked away in the garage, still in original shipping box, originally purchased in '99 (19 years, going on twenty) full pouch mre's w/heaters , side dish, condiments, drink mix, instant coffee, desert...
     
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    I have about 5 cases of MRE's that I got from 97-99. They've been stored inside in a pantry, but I'm unclear on how much of it might be good at this point. They are only guaranteed for 5 years, and after that, who knows?
     
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    mre's are supposed to be fresh 10 years, beyond that flavor diminishes but nutritional value is still present, afaik, they haven't been 'tested' beyond 15 years, but i'm giving it a go...

    contents: realized this one is from 06/03 and not '99, as per date on energy bar, everything is still sealed tight, no leaks... will have it for breakfast tomorrow (sunday) and report back...
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    welp, surprisingly, everything was good & had it's full flavor:
    • crackers were crisp saltine style, not so salty
    • peanutbutter good, i don't think it good ever go bad, similar to honey
    • drink mix was fresh & tasty, this one was orange flavored
    • western beans were tasty, not too spicy :(
    • meatloaf & onion gravy was also good
    overall, can't complain about something that was sitting in my garage for 15+ years...

    btw: i didn't use the heater pouch, instead i placed the two meal pouches in a pot of boiling water, reduced to a simmer for 25 minutes...

    haven't tried the coffee nor the energy bar yet, possibly tomorrow...

    @slackercruster ... didn't mean to hyjack your thread... thanks again for reminding me about my stash of supplies & now i know they're still good :cool:
     
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    update: the energy bar was bad, note that it wasn't packaged the same as the rest of the mre...
     

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