Whats inside MRE

You can find a listing of the exact contents of each MRE on the MRE Menus. The military makes 2 meal changes to the menus every year so you will find a different menu listing for each year. Each MRE contains the following:

  • Entree: the main course, such as Beef ravioli or Beef Stew
  • Side dish: rice, corn, fruit, or mashed potatoes, etc.
  • Cracker or Bread
  • Spread: peanut butter, jelly, or cheese spread
  • Dessert: cookies or pound cakes
  • Candy: M&Ms, Skittles, or Tootsie Rolls
  • Beverages: Gatorade-like drink mixes, cocoa, dairy shakes, coffee, tea
  • Hot sauce or seasoning: in some MREs
  • Flameless Ration Heater: to heat up the entree
  • Accessory Pack A, B, or C: spoon, matches, creamer, sugar, salt, chewing gum, toilet paper, etc.