1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

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1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby steve1989 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:56 pm

I bought this off of Ebay back in February and I just took some pictures of it and decided to post em'

"Food Container" Contents: 12 Biscuit Ration (Yummy! I Can't wait! ... heheh just kiddin')
2 Chocolate Ration (Oh boy!)
12 Milk Chocolate Ration (More Chocolate..?)

It says in bold italic : This is concentrated food & should be eaten slowly.

Processed by W. Clark Limited
Montreal, Canada

Then under the tin reads: H2445 (5 being underline leading me to think that's the year produced...is it 1945..? Maybe it's 1955 or 65'? I'm not sure.
Look at that old-school spam can key!


Here are pictures of the unopened tin... if anyone wants me to open it and show the contents let me know - I just need 1 excuse to crack this baby open! I might even try and eat some of it if it's not looking super disgusting! heheh
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Re: 1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby norge » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:02 am

dont think of eating stuff from that :mrgreen: i think the contens
are pretty ranchid.
i opened a late 1950s once,and boy it smelled :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby LogDayFreshHots » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:39 am

Steve,

Another great find!

Believe this is a Canadian emergency ration, possibly life boat or downed crew?

Don't know how it will taste. The crackers might be edible. Might!

As for the other 'concentrated' stuff I wouldn't try it. That junk was hardly edible then and they put that warning about consuming it slowly over a period of time there for a reason. Like the old WWII-era D-ration bars. They weren't a nice big hunk of yummy chocolate! If you were able to wolf one of those down quickly you paid for it. Some who ate it slowly still paid. :shock:

While I would love to see the contents and hear about your dining experiences I won't be the one to say "crack it open!" I'll leave that up to another member.

Maybe toss it over to MREJap? He's MREInfo's version of 'Mikey'. May be before your time but as the commercial always said "He'll eat it! He'll eat anything!" :lol:
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"We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun" - George Orwell.

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Re: 1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby steve1989 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:00 pm

Good advice guys! I have decided to keep it unopened unless I end up havin' a few people say they wanna see the contents. I would be happy to open it - I won't eat any though unless it is somehow edible still.

I would trade it if someone is interested too - but I can't imagine anyone wanting it! hehe
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Re: 1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby steve1989 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:46 pm

Sorry I couldn't help it..! I saw another one on Ebay so I took the liberties of opening mine because I now know more of them exist... so noone else has to open theirs! :D

After I opened it I gave it the sniff test and it immediately failed! So rancid and fruity that it actually smelled like it fermented or something! Ewww! Not edible at all! Didn't even do a taste test (Which is rare I ALWAYS at least taste the stuff I open... and I couldn't even do THAT with these).

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Re: 1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby steve1989 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:50 pm

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These biscuits were so hard and stale/rancid that I will be surprised if even an animal outside will eat it! :D
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The large chocolate bars were extra gross!
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This thing couldn't save a man from starving...!
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is this mold? or sugar that separated...? I don't know!
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Re: 1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby steve1989 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:52 pm

last few!
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I am keeping one Large and 1 small chocolate ration pack in my collection but the rest here goes outside in the wilderness for some poor animal to contemplate on eating.
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Re: 1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby armorrich » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:07 am

Great pictures...thanks for posting them!!! Would you happen to have the approx. dimensions for the biscuits and Chocolate...i might take a swag at recreating some just for the heck of it. Thanks...best, rich

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Re: 1945 "Food Container" Ration (Unopened)

Postby Yowie » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:01 pm

Very cool post steve. Great pics,where do you find this stuff?


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