Strange K Ration

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cap174
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Strange K Ration

Post by cap174 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:31 pm

Hello everyone! I found this K Ration on eBay.co.uk, and I'm wondering what parts of it are original.

The bars, sucrose tablets and stock seem original, but what else is? The sugar and coffee look modern.
Thank you!
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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by blue87fj60 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 pm

The Sanka looks 60-70’s

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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by Richard w. » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:09 pm

I'm not sure they ever had sucrose tablets, just dextrose. And the label font looks funny.

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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by blue87fj60 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:49 pm

blue87fj60 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 pm
The Sanka looks 60-70’s
On second thought, the Sanka and sugar are new.
Tasters Choice was in some early MRE’s if I remember. Otherwise the coffee and sugar was always in a generic mil pack.

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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by kration » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:44 pm

None of those items are original K Ration contents.. The carton is also 100% non original.

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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by cap174 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:16 am

kration wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:44 pm
None of those items are original K Ration contents.. The carton is also 100% non original.
OK, Thank you!
Yeh, it does look pretty fake.
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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by ViperGTS » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:03 am

Isnt Sanka decaf? I dont think they would put that in a k ration.
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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by OtisRNeedleman » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:25 pm

ViperGTS wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:03 am
Isnt Sanka decaf? I dont think they would put that in a k ration.
Not even sure they had decaf during WW2.

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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by ViperGTS » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:02 pm

OtisRNeedleman wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:25 pm
ViperGTS wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:03 am
Isnt Sanka decaf? I dont think they would put that in a k ration.
Not even sure they had decaf during WW2.
Lol
I had to look it up, but sanka was 30s, so it was around, but not in rations
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Re: Strange K Ration

Post by Hardtack » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:40 pm

I'll bet its a reproduction for re-enactors to eat while playing war, whoops I mean re-enacting :wink: . The original dextrose tablets are square right? The modern equivalent are the round Survival Tabs, or Horlicks Malties candies. The rest of the items look like modern equivalents for the original items.

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