100g Can Pork Pate
2 45g Packages of Hard Bread
25g Package of Jam
100g Tube of Condensed Milk
30g Package of Raspberry (?) Drink
2 Packets of Coffee
Packet of Sugar
Stick of Gum
Coffee Flavored Hard Candy
Vitamin C Hard Candy
Napkin, Plastic Bag, Fork, Knife and Coffee Stirrer
The matches were odd - all one piece of balsa wood with mild hints of perforation.
Before I found the contents of the ration I'd been putting off doing this review until I knew what I'd be eating. It wasn't so much that I was afraid of Polish cooking (I grew up in a heavily Polish influenced part of Pennsylvania, no problem!), it was more that I wanted to eat the ration as provided and wasn't sure if it was meant to eat cold or hot. The Polish S Type Rations don't come with a flameless heater or esbit stove or any other means of heating up the food so I wondered if they're meant to be boiled in the can or just eaten cold. Knowing now what they contain it makes a good deal more sense and is obvious that they're meant to be no-prep items eaten without heating them.
I had one of the biscuits with the pate and thought they paired excellently. I had another with the chicken (good combo), a third with the jam (grand!) and the fourth covered in sweetened condensed milk. I'd seen Big_jo's review of a Polish W Type Ration here and figured the combination was worth a try. Overall the biscuits brought up a semi-nerdy memory from reading the Lord Of The Rings when I was young. They eat like what I'd assume lembas bread from LOTR would - tough but not stale - just dense. Of course they're not magical and one bite definitely doesn't fill me up, I had to eat every last piece of this ration to get to that point!