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  • Pretty Good

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    195 of 379 people found this review helpful

    I would classify them as biscuits with a very light lemon taste. The taste was pleasing and they quickly dissolve into a pleasant puree if taken as recommended with liquid. They are not over filling at first and do keep a satiation over a period of time even when the individuals are moderately exerting themselves . They are very crumbly which I would see as the biggest drawback. Think of a family of 4 in a land situation producing so many of the tiny crumbs as to attract rodents and insects. The packaging is good but will puncture and lose vacuum with rough handling. The packaging is waterproof and easy to open. I really like these and will be using these for my hiking trips as a part of my base nutrition.

    10/14/10

    Neal

  • very good

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    17 of 33 people found this review helpful

    Not extremely tasty but they are not intended for gourmet dining. They are good enough for the emergency they are intended to handle.

    3/20/12

    Kevin

  • great product if needed

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    12 of 25 people found this review helpful

    great product if needed. I have tasted these before and they are really pretty good in a pinch.

    4/14/12

    Kevin

  • Got these for my car bug out!

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    9 of 18 people found this review helpful

    I got these for my car bug out. It gets very HOT IN DALLAS IN THE SUMMER and every thing I put in my car but out bag has to be changed out very often because it go's bad fast. I heard these will hold up under the heat so I feel much better knowing I have some food that will last awhile. and when I need it it won't be ruined thanks!!

    4/21/12

    Tracy

  • Good

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    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

    These are good for keeping in your car, unlike energy bars they don't really melt. For the calorie count that you get it's about the same price as buying a bunch of energy bars, plus there's the long shelf life.

    6/17/12

    Daniele

  • Lots of Calories, Little Package

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    This bar packs many calories into such a small package! I keep a few of these on hand in case things get really bad. Figure on two bars per adult per day.

    5/8/13

    6-Pack

  • Good bar

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    It's always nice to have bars like this on hand. A nice amount of calorie intake.

    12/10/13

    Joseph

  • They are worth adding to your stash

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    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

    We broke into a bar almost as soon as the order arrived. My wife and I both liked the flavor, a lightly lemon sweet cookie taste. I know that I'm more likely in an everyday situation to open one of these three portion bars than one of the nine portion bars currently stashed in our bail out bags. One thing though, pack a baggie or two with these bars. The portions are not individually wrapped. I feel that these are a great addition to your go/bail out bags for everyday use, not just in an emergency situation.

    6/13/12

    David

  • Best tasting energy snack I've ever had!

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    57 of 116 people found this review helpful

    I'm a police officer and I carry Mainstay bars in my patrol bag for those days when I either don't have time to eat a regular meal or when I'm just not in the mood to eat a regular meal. I found out about them from a coworker who usually eats them as meal replacements. One day he let me try one and I was amazed at how delicious they are! To me, they taste like a sugar cookie with a very slight hint of lemon. They are a bit messy to eat but the great taste makes up for it. I could eat em every day if I had to!

    10/26/11

    AggiePhil

  • Great Taste

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    190 of 372 people found this review helpful

    So I bought this as well as some MREs to see what I would like to put in my 72 hour kit. Once I opened it I did get alot of crumbs on my lap but after I broke off a section & bit into it I was amazed at the flavor. It was like a sugar cookie with calories!!

    9/23/10

    Nathan

  • Tastes OK

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    185 of 379 people found this review helpful

    I would only eat this if I had too. I know it is designed to give you the calories you need in case of an emergency, but doesn't taste very good. Has kind of a lemon taste.

    9/29/10

    Jen

  • Interesting facts about Mainstay bars

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    170 of 359 people found this review helpful

    The great wall of China was built with Mainstay bars.

    Unlike guns, they are legal to carry in the open.

    The Taliban hates us for our Mainstay bars.

    T2000 uses Mainstay bars for fuel.

    In parts of South America, they use Mainstay bars instead of diamonds in engagement rings.

    C3PO's Dad was a Mainstay bar.

    Mainstay bars are an excellent conductor of electricity.

    Sulpheric acid will not dissolve Mainstay bars.

    Capt. Kirk travels to distant planets to look for Mainstay deposits to mine.

    The Romulans use Mainstay bars to fuel their spaceships' hyperdrive.

    The Iranians are currently researching how to make their own Mainstay bars so they don't have to buy them from Russia.

    The Chinese use Mainstay bars instead of steel in their skyscrapers.

    Chuck Norris loves Mainstay bars.

    11/23/10

    Robarino

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Mainstay 1200-Calorie Food Bar

QUICK FACTS | All Features & Specs

Packaging: Vacuum Packed
Brand: Mainstay
Shelf Life: 5-Years
Total Servings: 3
Preparation Time: 0 min
Temperature Range: 20-130°F
Dimensions (LxWxH): 1" x 6" x 2"
Food Type: Calorie Bar

Regular Price: $5.20

Sale Price: $3.47

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Benefits & Description

5 Year Shelf-Life | Packed with Nutrients to Aid Survival | Non-Thirst Provoking

Make Emergency Preparedness Convenient
5 year shelf life means less worry about having supplies when you need it to help you through a difficulty. Durable
Able to withstand Temperatures of -40°F to 300°F. Help Your Water Storage Last Longer
Non-thirst provoking so your drinking water lasts longer! US Coast Guard approved quality from the Mainstay brand and have a 5-year shelf life. Be Prepared Everywhere
Small and lightweight packages make it easy to stash in a car or work emergency kit! Looking to pack simple but filling foods in your emergency kit? Mainstay’s 1200 calorie food bars take up virtually no space in your 72-hour kit yet they contain enough calories to sustain one person for an entire day! You may be hesitant to try a meal in one food bar, but Mainstay’s bars have a delicious lemon/vanilla cookie flavor that your entire family would happily eat during an emergency. Your bar is easy to ration with separate 400-calorie non-thirst provoking portions so there is no guesswork involved—just quick stress free nourishment.

What's In-the-Box?

Food (1 Package | 3 Portions | 1200 Calories):
(1) 1200-Calorie Food Bar  

Features & Functions

SKU: EB0008
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.5500
Brand: Mainstay
Packaging: Vacuum Packed
Total Servings: 3
Total Calories: 1200
Estimated Shelf Life: 1-5 Years
Dimensions (LxWxH): 1" x 6" x 2"
Allergen and Specialty: Vegetarian, Lactose Free, Pork Free, Shellfish Free, Tree-Nut Free, Kosher, Hala, Low Sodium
Food Type: Calorie Bar
Storage Requirements: To achieve maximum shelf life, store in an environment with a temperature of 60°F or lower and humidity of 10% or less. Shelf life statements are based on manufacturer claims, industry standards, and relevant studies from reliable sources. The Ready Store disclaims any liability or warranty as actual shelf life results may vary depending on individual storage conditions.
Serving Size: 1 Bar (2.67 oz)

Nutrition & Ingredients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Bar (2.67 oz)
Servings Per Container About About 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
Calories from Fat 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat    23g
36%
Saturated Fat    7g
34%
Trans Fat    0g
Cholesterol    0mg
0%
Sodium    23mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate    46g
15%
Dietary Fiber    2g
9%
Sugars    14g
Protein    3g
%
Vitamin A
50%
Vitamin C
60%
Calcium
50%
Iron
10%
Thiamin
15%
Vitamin E
25%
Vitamin D
50%
Vitamin B6
90%
Vitamin B12
20%
Phosphorus
40%
Magnesium
30%
Niacin
30%
Riboflavin
25%
*Percent Daily Valus are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
INGREDIENTS: ENRICHED FLOUR, (ADDED VITAMINS A, B1, B2, D, E, B6, B12, NIACIN, IRON, FOLIC ACID, MAGNESIUM, PANTOTHENIC ACID, CALCIUM, PHOSPHOROUS), VEGETABLE SHORTENING, (PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN AND COTTON SEED OILS), GRANULATED SUGAR, CORN STARCH, CORN SYRUP, NATURAL LEMON FLAVOR, ARTIFICIAL BUTTER FLAVOR, ARTIFICIAL VANILLA FLOWER, (TANTRAZINE, FD AND C YELLOW #5, FD AND C RED # 40), ARTIFICIAL COLOR, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), GAMMA/DELTA TOCOPHEROIS AS A NATURAL ANTIOXIDANT. Contains: Soy, Gluten
 
 

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  • Pretty Good

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    195 of 379 people found this review helpful

    I would classify them as biscuits with a very light lemon taste. The taste was pleasing and they quickly dissolve into a pleasant puree if taken as recommended with liquid. They are not over filling at first and do keep a satiation over a period of time even when the individuals are moderately exerting themselves . They are very crumbly which I would see as the biggest drawback. Think of a family of 4 in a land situation producing so many of the tiny crumbs as to attract rodents and insects. The packaging is good but will puncture and lose vacuum with rough handling. The packaging is waterproof and easy to open. I really like these and will be using these for my hiking trips as a part of my base nutrition.

    10/14/10

    Neal

  • very good

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    • Price
    17 of 33 people found this review helpful

    Not extremely tasty but they are not intended for gourmet dining. They are good enough for the emergency they are intended to handle.

    3/20/12

    Kevin

  • great product if needed

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    12 of 25 people found this review helpful

    great product if needed. I have tasted these before and they are really pretty good in a pinch.

    4/14/12

    Kevin

  • Got these for my car bug out!

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    9 of 18 people found this review helpful

    I got these for my car bug out. It gets very HOT IN DALLAS IN THE SUMMER and every thing I put in my car but out bag has to be changed out very often because it go's bad fast. I heard these will hold up under the heat so I feel much better knowing I have some food that will last awhile. and when I need it it won't be ruined thanks!!

    4/21/12

    Tracy

  • Good

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    • Price
    • Value
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

    These are good for keeping in your car, unlike energy bars they don't really melt. For the calorie count that you get it's about the same price as buying a bunch of energy bars, plus there's the long shelf life.

    6/17/12

    Daniele

  • Lots of Calories, Little Package

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    This bar packs many calories into such a small package! I keep a few of these on hand in case things get really bad. Figure on two bars per adult per day.

    5/8/13

    6-Pack

  • Good bar

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    It's always nice to have bars like this on hand. A nice amount of calorie intake.

    12/10/13

    Joseph

  • They are worth adding to your stash

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

    We broke into a bar almost as soon as the order arrived. My wife and I both liked the flavor, a lightly lemon sweet cookie taste. I know that I'm more likely in an everyday situation to open one of these three portion bars than one of the nine portion bars currently stashed in our bail out bags. One thing though, pack a baggie or two with these bars. The portions are not individually wrapped. I feel that these are a great addition to your go/bail out bags for everyday use, not just in an emergency situation.

    6/13/12

    David

  • Best tasting energy snack I've ever had!

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    57 of 116 people found this review helpful

    I'm a police officer and I carry Mainstay bars in my patrol bag for those days when I either don't have time to eat a regular meal or when I'm just not in the mood to eat a regular meal. I found out about them from a coworker who usually eats them as meal replacements. One day he let me try one and I was amazed at how delicious they are! To me, they taste like a sugar cookie with a very slight hint of lemon. They are a bit messy to eat but the great taste makes up for it. I could eat em every day if I had to!

    10/26/11

    AggiePhil

  • Great Taste

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    190 of 372 people found this review helpful

    So I bought this as well as some MREs to see what I would like to put in my 72 hour kit. Once I opened it I did get alot of crumbs on my lap but after I broke off a section & bit into it I was amazed at the flavor. It was like a sugar cookie with calories!!

    9/23/10

    Nathan

  • Tastes OK

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    185 of 379 people found this review helpful

    I would only eat this if I had too. I know it is designed to give you the calories you need in case of an emergency, but doesn't taste very good. Has kind of a lemon taste.

    9/29/10

    Jen

  • Interesting facts about Mainstay bars

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    170 of 359 people found this review helpful

    The great wall of China was built with Mainstay bars.

    Unlike guns, they are legal to carry in the open.

    The Taliban hates us for our Mainstay bars.

    T2000 uses Mainstay bars for fuel.

    In parts of South America, they use Mainstay bars instead of diamonds in engagement rings.

    C3PO's Dad was a Mainstay bar.

    Mainstay bars are an excellent conductor of electricity.

    Sulpheric acid will not dissolve Mainstay bars.

    Capt. Kirk travels to distant planets to look for Mainstay deposits to mine.

    The Romulans use Mainstay bars to fuel their spaceships' hyperdrive.

    The Iranians are currently researching how to make their own Mainstay bars so they don't have to buy them from Russia.

    The Chinese use Mainstay bars instead of steel in their skyscrapers.

    Chuck Norris loves Mainstay bars.

    11/23/10

    Robarino