"Zapplesauce” (applesauce fortified with energy producing maltodextrin, a complex carbohydrate) was developed by the U.S. Department of the Army as part of a Meal Ready to Eat (MRE). The name “Zapplesauce” has been trademarked, with a first use date of November 29, 1999.
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From: Veterans News & Information Service
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 02:51:17 GMT
Local: Sat, May 12 2001 10:51 pm
Subject: [veterans] Digest (05/11/2001 18:01) (#2001-21)
Subject: New Rations in Pipeline for Service Members
By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2001—Military food has had a bad rap through the ages.
One new meal is the first-strike ration. Its intent is to allow service members to eat on the move. “Warfighters won’t have to stop to use even a spoon,” Darsch said. The ration prototype consists of shelf-stable pocket sandwiches, and pouches of carbohydrate-enhanced “Zapplesauce” product and Ergo high-energy drink powder.
“What we envision is the Zapplesauce being consumed directly from the pouch using a nozzle,” he said. A fitting on the Ergo pouch would connect to a troop’s ‘camelback’ water carrier—soldiers would fill the bag with water, shake it and then drink from a nozzle.
Stars and Stripes
Special Ops samples new field food
By Lisa Burgess
Stars and Stripes
Published: July 2, 2003
ARLINGTON, Va. — “Field stripping” MREs — harvesting favorite items and chucking the rest — is an art quickly mastered by every servicemember who humps his own supplies in the field.(...)
Other First Strike items include a sports drink powder called ERGO, for “Energy Rich, Glucose Optimized;” “Zapplesauce,” which is applesauce fortified with energy producing maltodextrin; two beef jerky strips, crackers or bread, dried fruit, mixed nuts, and an accessories packet with a zip-lock baggie and not one, but two wet wipes — another soldier request.
First Strike Ration Heading to Troops
Army News Service | September 04, 2007
NATICK, Mass. - A new compact, eat-on-the-move assault ration is well on its way to warfighters’ hands.
Items included in the FSR include pocket sandwiches, First Strike energy bars, Zapplesauce™-a carbohydrate-enhanced applesauce, high-energy drinks, pouches of tuna and chunk chicken, and caffeinated gum.
Washington (DC) Post
MREs get a new kick with caffeinated jerky and Zapplesauce
y Christian Davenport, Published: October 29, 2011
Natick, Mass. — And now, from the folks who developed the atomic bomb, Kevlar underwear and the Humvee, presenting the latest in war-fighting technology:
In addition to caffeine, military technologists are lacing food with supplements such as omega 3s and curcumin, which act as anti-inflammatories. Maltodextrin, a complex carbohydrate that gives service members a little turbo charge, is injected into an amped-up applesauce called Zapplesauce.
Word Mark ZAPPLESAUCE
Goods and Services IC 029. US 046. G & S: carbohydrate-enriched applesauce. FIRST USE: 19991129. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19991129
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Trademark Search Facility Classification Code INAN Inanimate objects such as lighting,clouds,footprints,atomic configurations,snowflakes,rainbows,flames
SHAPES-MISC Miscellaneous shaped designs
Serial Number 78971047
Filing Date September 11, 2006
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition February 19, 2008
Registration Number 3423025
Registration Date May 6, 2008
Owner (REGISTRANT) Department of the Army FEDERAL AGENCY UNITED STATES JALS-IP 901 N. Stuart St., Ste. 700 Arlington VIRGINIA 222031837
Attorney of Record James Scott Chafin
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
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