The overall consumer acceptance of three pound and five pound spareribs was not significantly different. When considering tenderness alone, however, the three pound spareribs were considered significantly (5% level) more tender than the five pound spareribs. The acceptance differences among anatomical positions within three and five pound spareribs were found to be insignificant. It is interesting to note that when the rib bones are removed from the spareribs prior to serving, the sensory scores tend to be higher than the sensory scores of the spareribs served with the bones in the customary manner. The results of this study indicate that military interest in the procurement of pork spareribs weighing three to five pounds should be based primarily on economic and availability considerations.