The First Strike bar is packed with trans fat.

The below text is from the MRE 34 specifications for 2014.  The MRE menu is designed by Natick Combat Feeding, ACES, and DLA Troop Support Subsistence.

“Trans fat is double trouble for your heart health

When it comes to fat, trans fat is considered by some doctors to be the worst type of fat. Unlike other fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your "good" (HDL) cholesterol.

A high LDL cholesterol level in combination with a low HDL cholesterol level increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women...

How do you know whether food contains trans fat? Look for the words "partially hydrogenated" vegetable oil. That's another term for trans fat.”

                                            - Mayo Clinic

How is a Soldier supposed to know that his food has trans fat, if the labels don’t reflect it?

“The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine said that trans fat should not be consumed at all, AP reports.”     - People magazine