One of my buddys from another forum sent me five of these nifty little things. They probably taste like shit, but I'll settle for available calories during an emergency occurrence or something. The flavors I received are: pepperoni, italian style, honey bbq chicken, bacon and cheddar, and honey BBQ beef. But the question I have is, are the date codes imprinted on the individual packaging the same exact format as the date codes found on individual items found in milspec MREs? Am I right in presuming a "2227" date code stamp indicates a manufacturing date of 227th day of 2002? Or is it 2012?