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Bridgford- Ready To Eat Sandwiches

If you’ve served in the US military over the past decade, chances are good you’ve eaten a Ready To Eat Sandwich or two from Bridgford.

The military required a shelf-stable sandwich which had a three-year shelf life and tasted great on day one or day 1,095. Manufactured in Statesville, NC, these sandwiches are incorporated into the “First Strike Ration”. The Bridgford Ready to Eat Sandwiches weigh 3.5-oz and the Wraps weigh 2.2-oz. No refrigeration or water is required, and the product has a three-year shelf life from date of manufacture if maintained at 80 degrees F or less. The Sandwiches can even be stored consistently at 100 degrees F for up to six months. The product’s shelf life is achieved through a combination of packaging and formulation.
Bridgford currently offers six varieties of Ready to Eat Sandwiches (BBQ Beef, Sweet & Spicy Chicken, Italian Style, Filled French Toast, Cinnamon Bun and Apple Turnover) and two varieties of Ready to Eat Wraps (Mexican Style beef and Barbecue Pork) in 2-count packages. There are eight twin-pack sandwich packages in a case. On average, the meat-filled sandwiches and wraps provide 336 calories per serving and 13 grams of protein.

The Bridgford Ready to Eat Sandwiches and Wraps are designed to be eaten straight from the pouch; simply tear the pouch open at the tear notches, remove the sandwich and enjoy. The sandwiches may also be heated in several ways: by using an MRE/Flameless Heater, by immersing the unopened pouch in boiling water for approximately six minutes, or by removing the sandwich from its pouch and microwaving it on high for 20 to 30 seconds or heating it in a toaster oven at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Check them out at OR Summer Market, this week in SLC, UT.


14 Responses to “Bridgford- Ready To Eat Sandwiches”

  1. Jon says:

    Awesome! WAIT NO! WHAT A HORRIBLE IDEA! Why would you eat them unless they were issued to you for free? I’m not trying to offend Bridgford because I appreciate what their products have done for me, but as a d-bag grunt I can’t spend my own money on this.

  2. Jon, OPT says:

    Not sure if I should flame this having eaten First Strike meals, or praise it cause I want to sell these, so confused.

  3. Dellis says:

    Now, are these Paleo Diet endorsed?

  4. SVGC says:

    I never thought that I would see the day when someone would be so bold as to ask consumers to pay for a sandwich from FSRs. Might as well go the whole 9 yards and offer that giant Slim Jim, vinegar dong that was stuffed in a wheat snack bread.

    • Jon, OPT says:

      Triggering, need my safe place!!!

      IED? SAF?

      No… FSR exposure, daily, for a whole day… the horror, the horror. A Slim Jim, wrapped in shelf stable bread…

      • SVGC says:

        If there was something that would trigger me I guess it would be FSRs haha. If you have the same 3 meals of garbage everyday for several months I guess you tend to not be a fan. All in good fun, but these things even made the beef burgundy UGRs seem luxiourious.

  5. Mr.E.G. says:

    Civilian here, it seems like a good idea to me. I like to have a small cache of emergency rations in case my car breaks down in the middle of nowhere or whatnot. I’m sure these sandwiches aren’t great, but they’ve got to be better than those space biscuit things I currently keep in my trunk.

  6. fritz bousigschouer says:

    ouer walmart sell these

    • P.J. says:

      I’ve seen them at Walmart as well. My first thought was that they can’t possibly taste good. Somewhat surprised they weren’t advertising that they’re in new “special forces” rations. Must be marketing to casual hikers instead of preppers.

  7. James says:

    Calm down guys. You are missing the point, availability on the civilian market may well expand the offerings and drive improvement of the product. I think they already have a few new varieties.

  8. Luke says:

    I don’t know if I would call them good, but certainly better then they should be. I’ve tried 3 or 4 flavors.

  9. Paul says:

    OMFG, I almost spit up my food reading these comments! Thanks Guys.