2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

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2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by MR.EMAN » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:31 pm

20 years ago today....
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Given the importance of today, I figured no better day than to break out my only EPa...

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I will update this post later as I eat....quick question for our German members, is GrieBspeise eaten hot or cold?

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Re: 2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by German_EPA » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:37 pm

yes - cold
MR.EMAN wrote: I will update this post later as I eat....quick question for our German members, is GrieBspeise eaten hot or cold?
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Re: 2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by MR.EMAN » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:49 pm

German_EPA wrote:yes - cold
MR.EMAN wrote: I will update this post later as I eat....quick question for our German members, is GrieBspeise eaten hot or cold?
Thanks for the quick reply.

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Post by German_EPA » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:34 pm

no problem :D
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Re: 2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by norge » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:00 pm

my cold war epa :D
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btw note:made in 1989
cheers ken

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Re: 2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by MR.EMAN » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:22 pm

norge wrote:my cold war epa :D
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btw note:made in 1989
cheers ken
Very cool, indeed! I was trying to find an old DDR flag I had, but today, all I could find from the era was this:
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Words fail me to really describe the texture of this. It did have a nice taste with plenty of fruit including raisins and pineapple. I'd eat it again.

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These had a slight 'bulge', which i figured was due to contortioning of the containers over the years, rather than spoilage. I did have a small taste of each and all were fine, no bad or off odors or taste

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I just went with the jams and the Rindfleischlyoner-grob. The hartkeks were still crunchy and tasted similar to sweet cardboard. Not bad though. The jams were good and the pate was not too dissimilar from Spam in taste.

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The all too familiar foil-plastic film separation.

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The chili was really good. Nice chili flavor, and while it did have too many beans for my likings, it was actually pretty meaty. The beans were also very firm, like they didn't get a good enough soaking. All in all this was very good.

To be continued...

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Re: 2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by Stef » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:06 am

Hi,
I had some 2003 EPA components yesterday at 5 o'clock. The Grießspeise was a little bit darker than usualy but tasted good. The Rindfleischlyoner had turned orange, it smelt bad, like rancid oil but not like rotten meat; anyway it finished in the trash can :|
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Re: 2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by MR.EMAN » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:52 pm

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I was hoping this would have been ok, but nonetheless it went to the garbage.

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Thought I'd try the other meat and cheese spread

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Again the meat spread had a spamlike taste, still not bad, and the cheese spread, aside from a slight color change looked and smelled ok but something said better to toss the remainder.

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I was looking forward to this. I was picturing burgers in a rich tomato sauce, but in actuality it was like burgers in tomato soup with chunks of potatoes. The burgers were pretty good, and overall not too bad an entree

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Re: 2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by housil » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:31 pm

Thank you for participating in our reunification that way :D

If a chocolate turns white like yours:

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don´t worry!!!
It´s not spoiled for sure, that´s just the fat that turns out from the chocolate.
Still edible.

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Re: 2003 EPa typ III...In honor of Nov.09 1989

Post by MR.EMAN » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:57 pm

housil wrote:Thank you for participating in our reunification that way :D

If a chocolate turns white like yours:

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don´t worry!!!
It´s not spoiled for sure, that´s just the fat that turns out from the chocolate.
Still edible.
I figured it was the least I could do :D I'll know for next time if I see that again. I've been off sick already this week, so I didn't want to push it too much. :lol:

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