What are the Differences in Our Four HeaterMeals Products

With four product types that are so similar, there’s often some confusion about what the differences are between our HeaterMeals Products: HeaterMeals Entrees, HeaterMeals EX, HeaterMeals 3 Self-Heating Meal Kits, and HeaterMeals Plus Meal Kits. After all, they’re all food products, and their all self-heating. What other differences could there be? Actually, there are several.

HeaterMeals Entrees are the original Self-Heating Meal, introduced in 1994. The intent was to allow civilian consumers to have the ability to enjoy “A Hot Meal, Anytime, Anyplace.”  HeaterMeals Self-Heating Meals come in an assortment of six, great tasting, shelf stable 3/4 pound entrees. Included with the meal is a utensil pack, our patented Food Heater, and a pouch of water to start it. HeaterMeals Entrees has a shelf-life of up to two years.

In 2000, we developed a self-heating meal kit called HeaterMeals Plus, The Self-Heating Meal, PLUS all the Fixings.  HeaterMeals Plus includes a 3/4 pound entree, and brand name snack items such as Musselman’s Cinnamon Apple Sauce or Hunt’s Chocolate Pudding, Stauffer’s Snicker Doodle Cookies, and California Raisins.  It also comes with a 12 ounce beverage and breadsticks.  The kit has everything needed to enjoy a hot meal, seasonings, cutlery and a napkin. HeaterMeals Plus Complete Meal Kits come in an assortment of nine, great tasting lunch and dinner entees, and one breakfast meal kit. HeaterMeals Plus has a shelf-life of up to 18 months.

In 2006, we introduced HeaterMeals 3 Self-Heating Meal Kits. HeaterMeals 3 is similar to HeaterMeals Plus, but with an added feature: up to a 3-year shelf life based on the production date.  Like the other HeaterMeals products, HeaterMeals 3 provides a large pound entree. It also features additional fruit and snack items, cutlery, a napkin, and a beverage mix. HeaterMeals 3 Self-Heating Meal Kits come in an assortment of five great tasting entrees for lunch and dinner.

HeaterMeals EX Entrees were developed in 2008, and Designed for EXtended Storage of up to 5 years, based on the production date. Combining the benefits of long-term storage, and lower sodium recipes (like other HeaterMeals products), HeaterMeals EX Entrees offer a simple solution for emergency continuity planning and disaster response feeding. HeaterMeals EX features a 3/4 pound entree, and comes with a utensil pack, our patented Food Heater, and a pouch of water to start it. HeaterMeals comes in an assortment of six great tasting entrees.

So, depending on the situation you’re in, or are planning for, HeaterMeals Self-Heating Meals and Meal Kits have the right product choice for you.

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