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Croatian army ration

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:39 pm
by Ration Fan
Hi Guys!
I got the croatian army ration.
The ration called "Individualni Borbeni Obrok-Tip 3" which means "Individual combat ration-Type 3".
This ration is produced according to NATO STANAG 2937.
It´s made by a company called "Podravka".
This is their website:http://www.podravka.com/
The most contents are civilian labeled things.
Ok,this are the contents:
-Main Meal: Beans with pork
-Turkey luncheon meat
-Sardines in vegetable oil
-Tea time pate
-Instant soup with beef flavour
-Cookies
-Dessert chocolate bar
-Honey
-"Kavabon" Coffee bonbons
-Instant drinks with natural orange flavouring
-Instant black tea with lemon flavour, enriched with vitamin C
-Dried Papaja
-Dried Pineapple rings
-Pepper biscuits
-Refreshing wet tissues
-Content specification paper

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The contents:
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snacks:
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paper:
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The two sorts of biscuits with the spreads for them:
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The Refreshing wipes and the Instant drinks:
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The two meals(soup and main meal):
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Now the things I tried:
The chocolate bar:
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This has 50% cocoa.
It taste very good!
Not too sweet and not too bitter.

Than the soup:
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Very salty with little noodles in it.
But I like salt so I like this soup too!

The pepper biscuits:
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They are similar to the traditional german christmas "Speckulatzius" biscuits.
But the ration biscuits taste like real pepper and not sweet.
I don´t like them.

The cookies:
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Taste just like nothing!
They are not salty and not sweety.
Just like hard backed bread.
I like the german "armor sheets" more!

The honey:
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Very good!
Taste like honey taste! :D
Very sweety!

The "Kavabon" Coffee bonbons:
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Good!
Taste like sweet coffee.

And now the main meal(beans with pork):
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The sauce and the beans are good!
I don´t tried the pork because I don´t like pork!
So I can´t rate that for you!
Sorry!

That was the review of the croatian army ration.
Greetings
Brian

Re: Croatian army ration

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:54 pm
by cavguy
Thanks for the pics! I have never seen on of those before.

Re: Croatian army ration

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:24 pm
by housil
Great thx for the review!
Did you buy one of these ebay auctions?

Re: Croatian army ration

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:29 pm
by German_EPA
great review! first time i see this one in details :D

Re: Croatian army ration

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:13 pm
by rationtin440
Awesome pics and review Ration Fan! Just curious if you know the shelf life of one of these rations?

Re: Croatian army ration

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:19 am
by housil
rationtin440 wrote:... the shelf life of one of these rations?

The pouches have a best-before date of 2012. Regular, civilian items with a (European) shelf life of 2 years.

Re: Croatian army ration

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:57 pm
by Ration Fan
Hi and thanks to all! :D
@housil:Yes, I bought this at ebay Germany.
I was lucky that I found one of these.
This is a rarity.
Greetings Brian

Re: Croatian army ration

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:59 pm
by luis0449
Thanks for the pictures and the sharing. I`ve never seen any of these before.

Good luck.

Luis0449