So this is just my opinion to play the devils advocate, if nothing else. Feel free to argue otherwise . Why waste money on an MRE? First of all, after eating like 6 billion MRE meals in the field and over seas I can say that they officially suck and you never get any damn jalapeno cheddar cheese spread, ever. Secondly, each one has at least 2000 calories per bag, which is the average Americans entire caloric intake for the whole day. So, if you are not constantly engaged in rigorous activity, they will make you fat. And finally, after searching for prices online, I have found that they are expensive. You can buy healthier food that will last just as long at your local groery store for a fraction of the cost. So again I ask, why the hell would you buy an MRE?