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by Chara
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE chocolate
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: MRE chocolate

I wonder if it is the milk in milk chocolate that actually goes bad, and not the cocoa. The purer the cocoa, or the higher the percentage of cocoa, the better and longer it seems to last. I've found cocoa powder (like Hersheys in a can, or Dutch process in bulk) itself lasts reasonably well, if som...
by Chara
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE chocolate
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: MRE chocolate

Cocoa and other items oxidize and lose flavor and nutrients or worse, turn rancid. It looks to me that while the earlier rations weren't as fancy there was more of eye towards durability and long term shelf life. If the packaging is not compromised and the items not subject to wide temperature swin...
by Chara
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE chocolate
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

MRE chocolate

* Greetings I love chocolate, bitter, high calorie, relatively healthy fats with incredible shelf life Often I've seen stuff like stevie's MRE reviews where chocolate from world war 2 is still edible. sometimes packed in little more than a tin and some paper foil or wrapper. A lot of prepping sites ...