A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units

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A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:31 pm

I found a few B-1/B-3 units that I wanted to try out, so I decided to take some pictures so you could all come along for the ride. Everything in the B-3 unit was still good. The chocolate bar was starting lose its flavor and I could tell it was starting to turn, but it was still edible. I kept on in its wrapping for collection purposes. The crackers were pretty stale but kept their flavor. The B-1 unit wasn't so good. The first small bite of the vanilla fudge candy was okay, but after a second bite, my entire tongue became numb, so I had to pass on that. It looked really good, too! Oddly enough, the crackers were also sour, stale and had no flavor at all. I wonder if the fudge bar somehow contaminated them after all these years.

It also appears the images were uploaded in reverse. You'll have to scroll from bottom to top to start from the beginning. I'm too lazy to go back and re-upload them. ;)
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Here's what the inside of the fudge candy looked like
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The fudge candy, unwrapped
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The B-1 unit came with a vanilla fudge candy and four crackers
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Upon opening
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Unopened 1978 B-1 Unit, also made by Dri Mix Products Corp.
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Another close up of the crackers
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Close up of the crackers
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Another close up, with it broken up into pieces
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A close up look at the chocolate-toffee candy upon opening
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This came with chocolate candy, with toffee enriched and four crackers
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Upon opening the B-3 unit
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1978 B-3 Unit, made by Dri Mix Products Corporation, Unopened
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Re: A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units

Post by Smitty » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:11 am

Ah the old numb tongue strikes again! Thanks for sharing this. A unique experience, eh?
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Re: A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units

Post by carlosflar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 am

No peanut butter? Shame!
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Re: A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units

Post by Joey61301 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:58 pm

Thanks for showing us, that's a nice can. Where did you buy it?

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Re: A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:32 pm

carlosflar wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 am
No peanut butter? Shame!
I have some other MCI components around here and the peanut butter comes in a separate, much smaller can. One day I plan to try it and post pictures of it as well.
Joey61301 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Thanks for showing us, that's a nice can. Where did you buy it?
I bought them along with a variety of other assorted MCIs at a local army surplus store about a year ago. I have two MCIs that are untouched and the rest of the cartons had random assorted cans in them. Another time, I went to a different army surplus store and found some 1974 MCIs. If you're interested, you may look at review of a Spaghetti one I did here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=9520
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