Review: Sopakco Beef Ravioli MRE

Review: Sopakco Beef Ravioli MRE

What does the Sopakco Beef Ravioli Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) taste like? While accuracy testing a Palmetto State Armory Freedom upper receiver, I took a lunch break and tried out a Sopakco Beef Ravioli.

Even though MREs are not my preferred go-to food for outdoor activities, I keep a few on hand.  The all-in-one packaging makes them ideal for when you want to “grab and go”; just like what happened while on the way to the local sand pit for target shooting.

This is a reduced sodium beef ravioli meal.  Outside of the case is marked, “Sopakco Emergency Ration Meals”.  There are 14 meals in each case.   The test date on the bottom of the box is October, 2021.

Full meal name: Beef ravioli in meat and textured soy protein sauce.

Unopened meal weight: One pound, 3.15 ounces.


Percentages are recommended daily values.

  • Serving size: one pouch.
  • Calories: 230.
  • Sodium: 290 mg.
  • Sugars: 8 grams.
  • Protein: 12 grams.
  • Vitamin A: 8%
  • Vitamin C: 20%
  • Iron: 10%

Now for the video.


I found the beef ravioli to be just a couple of steps above chewing a cotton t-shirt.  It tasted pretty bad and I could not get over the texture.  Maybe it was the textured soy protein sauce that was so bad?

Crackers were ok.

Apple jelly was the best part of the meal.  It had excellent flavor and when spread on the crackers hit the spot.

Fruit pastry was a double packaged Kellogs pop tart. Due to the heavy processing I rarely eat pop-tarts. However, for this taste test I ate a few pieces, and it tasted just like a Kellogs pop-tart.

Desert was a large tootsie roll.

Beef Ravioli Final Thoughts

The big question is, would I buy it?

No, I would not.

I have been eating MREs or decades, and this has to be one of the worst I have ever eaten.  The texture and taste of the ravioli was pretty bad.

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September 28, 2017 at 09:28AM


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