High Calorie Food Bars?

Written by The Ready Store

A high calorie food bar is a short bread that contains anywhere from 1200, 2400, and 3600 calories in each bar and is intended to be used as an emergency ration.  When you run out of food or if you need access to more calories a food calorie bar is what you should have.  Datrex & Mainstay food bars are a MUST HAVE in your 72 hour kit, Auto Kits, or Food Storage supplies.  The shelf life is 5 years and they are not
heat sensitive, which makes them ideal for storing them in your RV, boat, tackle box, 72-hour kit and camping and hunting supplies.

If you’re wondering which brand is better, Datrex & Mainstay food bars are basically the same, but they have minor differences which are listed below:

Now since you have been informed regarding the difference of Mainstay & Datrex I ask you to please comment & let us know what you think is the better out of the two.

Datrex food bars come in 2400 & 3600 calorie options & when you open the package you will notice that the contents are individually wrapped in a plastic wrap. This makes it easy to distribute the 200 calorie pieces and limits the crumbs.  The flavor of the Datrex calorie food bar is a short bread with a hint of coconut flavor to it.  This item is not thirst provoking so if you are limited on water it will assist you with your
conservation.

Mainstay food bars come in 1200, 2400, and 3600 calorie options and the 1200 calorie option is perfect for children or to replace one meal. The Mainstay brand has an easy to break seam that will separate the bar into 400 calorie sections. The flavor of the Mainstay calorie food bar is a lemon short bread flavor, and it has the texture of a sugar cookie, which makes it more enjoyable for children.  The Mainstay food bar is also a non thirst provoking product that will help with water conservation in the case of an emergency.

Updated December 15, 2009

One Comment

  1. Noel Napolitan wrote:

    Also, you can add a little bit of warm water to the Mainstay bars and end up with a sort of gruel/cream of wheat kind-of meal. It’s great for kids!

    December 15th, 2009 at 11:11 am

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