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  • Excellent

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    149 of 270 people found this review helpful

    So lets start with honesty this product is an emergency ration/calorie bar, it is exactly what you would expect from that. You basically get a square or dense/dry short bread. Nothing fancy and there are no bells or whistles. While there are no frills to this product it has a lot going for it. It is small and light and provides a really decent quantity of calories and vitamins. They will provide you with the calories needed to survive an emergency situation, they are packed well, and they are small enough to stash a couple in all sorts of useful places. They taste just as described with a light lemon flavor. My kids LOVE them and ask for them despite the lack of an emergency. And it turns out my husband and I have discovered that they taste great with coffee. I am a little bit spoiled and would prefer not to have to eat just calorie bars for days and days Breakfast, lunch and dinner because that would get boring (although boring and alive is still acceptable in an emeregency) but I think the real strength of these bars is that they can be combined with MRE's or other emergency foods during the day to create variety. 1 MRE and 2 squares of a mainstay bar would provide 2200 calories for the day and enough food to feel full. Some MRE's and a stash of Mainstay food bars could keep a family fed for a good while, but they also will take up very little space to store or pack We Keep ours in a plastic bin.

    5/25/11

    Nellie

  • Good purchase

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    8 of 18 people found this review helpful

    I could not believe how affordable and low priced this item was! I can't wait to receive mine in the mail. This is a must buy on every occasion. High calories, taste good and very convenient when on the go.

    5/4/12

    JAO365

  • Great for BUG or GOOD

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    9 of 17 people found this review helpful

    Taste good. Not what you would want to eat for more than a day or two. It's purpose is to help you get calories in a time when food is not easily obtainable. Coast Guard and ships use this for emergencys. A great item for your GOOD (get out of dodge) or BOB (bug out bag).

    5/4/12

    debra

  • 3-day food bar

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    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

    These are good for your car because of the shelf life and they don't really melt or anything. I don't think anyone would want to eat this for 3 days straight, but it's better than nothing.

    6/18/12

    Daniele

  • Great for intended use.

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    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

    Bought these for two purposes, one is to have for long term storage to keep my family fed and to use for lightweight and high calorie "bug out" food, and the second is for taking along for hunting trips. While hunting for several hours at a time I usually carry trail mix or candy bars. This is much better, lower odor and has the calories i need. This is not sold in the gourmet section at the grocery store, that is not it's intended purpose.

    8/1/12

    Marty

  • Great to Have on Hand

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

    Great to have on hand in a true emergency. Don't think I would want to depend on them for too long.

    10/18/12

    Nancy

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

    Tastes sort of like dense sweet pound cake... but looks like modeling clay. Not a primary food supply, but easy to carry in BOB. wouldn't want to have to survive on them for long term.
    Always look for the discounted packs!

    11/25/12

    David

  • Good product, and customer support.

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    I got a few of these for the car emergency bag and home. Tasted by three adults and a teen the most common comment was "butter shortbread cookie". I think this would be good for most people as it would be a mild and somewhat familiar taste. The sections broke apart easily and they cut further with a knife without crumbling.

    I left one piece out at room temp for two weeks. While it became a bit dry at the edges it was still good.

    Shipping was very quick customer service was excellent. One of the packs was pierced by another product. When I called to see how long it would last once opened, they simply shipped me another one for free.

    5/20/14

    R

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Mainstay 3600-Calorie Food Bar

QUICK FACTS | All Features & Specs

Packaging: Vacuum Packed
Brand: Mainstay
Shelf Life: 5-Years
Total Servings: 9
Preparation Time: 0 min
Temperature Range: 20-130°F
Dimensions (LxWxH): 1" x 6.5" x 5.5"
Food Type: Calorie Bar

Price: $10.24

 Items Usually Ship in 1-3 Business Days 

 

Benefits & Description

5 Year Shelf-Life | Up to 4 Day Food Supply | Non-Thirst Provoking

Make Emergency Preparedness Convenient
One bar offers up to a 4 day food supply for one person! 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 3600 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 3600-calorie food bar will come with easy to ration 400-calorie non-thirst provoking portions so there is no guesswork involved—just quick stress free nourishment. If you’re heading out on a hike these are great to stash in your day pack in case you get lost or weather conditions change rapidly leaving you stranded. Also with their portability they make great additions to your auto or work emergency kits—store one or two per family member in each of these places to guarantee your safety no matter what disasters come your way.

What's In-the-Box?

Food (1 Package | 9 Portions | 3600 Calories):
(1) 3600-Calorie Food Bar  

Features & Functions

SKU: EB0010
Shipping Weight (lbs): 1.5000
Brand: Mainstay
Packaging: Vacuum Packed
Total Servings: 9
Total Calories: 3600
Estimated Shelf Life: 1-5 Years
Dimensions (LxWxH): 1" x 6.5" x 5.5"
Allergen and Specialty: Lactose Free, Pork Free, Shellfish Free, Tree-Nut Free, Kosher, Hala, Low Sodium, Vegetarian
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 9
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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Mainstay 3600-Calorie Food Bar
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  • Excellent

    • Value
    • Quality
    • Price
    149 of 270 people found this review helpful

    So lets start with honesty this product is an emergency ration/calorie bar, it is exactly what you would expect from that. You basically get a square or dense/dry short bread. Nothing fancy and there are no bells or whistles. While there are no frills to this product it has a lot going for it. It is small and light and provides a really decent quantity of calories and vitamins. They will provide you with the calories needed to survive an emergency situation, they are packed well, and they are small enough to stash a couple in all sorts of useful places. They taste just as described with a light lemon flavor. My kids LOVE them and ask for them despite the lack of an emergency. And it turns out my husband and I have discovered that they taste great with coffee. I am a little bit spoiled and would prefer not to have to eat just calorie bars for days and days Breakfast, lunch and dinner because that would get boring (although boring and alive is still acceptable in an emeregency) but I think the real strength of these bars is that they can be combined with MRE's or other emergency foods during the day to create variety. 1 MRE and 2 squares of a mainstay bar would provide 2200 calories for the day and enough food to feel full. Some MRE's and a stash of Mainstay food bars could keep a family fed for a good while, but they also will take up very little space to store or pack We Keep ours in a plastic bin.

    5/25/11

    Nellie

  • Good purchase

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

    I could not believe how affordable and low priced this item was! I can't wait to receive mine in the mail. This is a must buy on every occasion. High calories, taste good and very convenient when on the go.

    5/4/12

    JAO365

  • Great for BUG or GOOD

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    9 of 17 people found this review helpful

    Taste good. Not what you would want to eat for more than a day or two. It's purpose is to help you get calories in a time when food is not easily obtainable. Coast Guard and ships use this for emergencys. A great item for your GOOD (get out of dodge) or BOB (bug out bag).

    5/4/12

    debra

  • 3-day food bar

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

    These are good for your car because of the shelf life and they don't really melt or anything. I don't think anyone would want to eat this for 3 days straight, but it's better than nothing.

    6/18/12

    Daniele

  • Great for intended use.

    • Quality
    • Price
    • Value
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

    Bought these for two purposes, one is to have for long term storage to keep my family fed and to use for lightweight and high calorie "bug out" food, and the second is for taking along for hunting trips. While hunting for several hours at a time I usually carry trail mix or candy bars. This is much better, lower odor and has the calories i need. This is not sold in the gourmet section at the grocery store, that is not it's intended purpose.

    8/1/12

    Marty

  • Great to Have on Hand

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

    Great to have on hand in a true emergency. Don't think I would want to depend on them for too long.

    10/18/12

    Nancy

  • backup provisions

    • Value
    • Quality
    • Price
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

    Tastes sort of like dense sweet pound cake... but looks like modeling clay. Not a primary food supply, but easy to carry in BOB. wouldn't want to have to survive on them for long term.
    Always look for the discounted packs!

    11/25/12

    David

  • Good product, and customer support.

    • Quality
    • Price
    • Value

    I got a few of these for the car emergency bag and home. Tasted by three adults and a teen the most common comment was "butter shortbread cookie". I think this would be good for most people as it would be a mild and somewhat familiar taste. The sections broke apart easily and they cut further with a knife without crumbling.

    I left one piece out at room temp for two weeks. While it became a bit dry at the edges it was still good.

    Shipping was very quick customer service was excellent. One of the packs was pierced by another product. When I called to see how long it would last once opened, they simply shipped me another one for free.

    5/20/14

    R