1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:55 am

Its Mid Morning and time to eat some more Vintage Epa

A Drink and a Snack
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Grapefruit Mix
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Back of package, it has mixing instructions
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Powder looked good, had a nice citrus smell
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It mixed well, but was a small amount of drink, i watered it down a little and it was still good. Not too tart but you can tell its grapefruit
Lard Meat was first, I couldn't resist seeing what this was all about

In another post i attempted to translate this tin.
It says Lard Meat, then Pomeranian meat.

Which made me think it was made from puppies :shock:
But
A little help from our member shed some light on the topic. :D

It is a pork based pate/spread heavy in fat, ....and flavor. The Pomeranian meat is the the name of the company and it is actually "The Pomeranian Meat and Sausage Company"

So i gladly tested
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The Label
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A peek inside
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Close up, its meat alright and i see some lard, so the translation isn't totally inaccurate
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A chunk removed to taste
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By this time i had finished the hartkek, so i found a similar sweet tea cracker to try and keep the flavor the same
Lardmeat is very tasty. Its a pork flavor not heavily spiced, almost like a mix between ham and spam and lard.

I wouldn't eat this too often while not in the field for health reasons but it was perfectly good as a mid morning snack.
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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:31 pm

Main Meal tme

Lentils and Hotdogs
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1993 vintage seems fine, no serious bulging or damage to the tin
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I had access to a normal stove today so we boiled as recommended
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Boiled and ready to eat
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P51 gets the job done
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The smell is good, lentil soup, with a light meat scent, not sure what kind, but its not bacon
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Closeup, everything looks safe to eat i stirred it up some, its hot
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The flavor is good, very surprising quality for the age of the ration
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The hot dogs taste like a game meat version of a hot dog, a little tougher and more flavorful than beef or pork.
Excellent meal.
The soup had a perfect texture and thickness, smooth flavor not too salt or spicy. The lentils were still good texture also, after 19 years i was expecting mush, but they had "bite" left.
The hot dogs were a game animal it seems, or maybe the spice is what I'm used to on game. They were very good, a little tougher almost like a jerky hot dog hybrid

Very filling, good flavor, this was heated, but maybe it would be ok cold as well.
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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:53 pm

I was still a little hungry after the lentils and it would be late before there was an opportunity to eat supper so i decided to try another item

Blutwurst
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Tin looks good
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Wow
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Close up
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A different camera setting to try and capture the color
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Close up
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Plated
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Very soft texture, much different from the lardmeat earlier
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Close up
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Cracker view 1
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Cracker view 2
Wow what can i say.
This has amazing color it was tricky to capture it for the review. In real life it is vibrant and dull shiny and matte solid yet liquid a real interesting entity just to look at

The texture was that of loose chopped organ meat that was barely held together by its own will power and no other apparent reason.
Once spread on a cracker it was a bit more manageable but still loose and chunky with parts of who knows what.

The flavor was good but odd to me.
It was a very familiar set of spices one we use in the USA, for a dessert
If you know what pumpkin pie taste like this is it:
Meat Pumpkin Pie

Overall i don't know if i liked this or not, the flavor of what i associate with pie just did not compute with a meat flavor
I would need try it again to decide
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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:05 pm

The blutwurst made me a little thirsty and i wanted to get the pumpkin pie flavor gone so i went for the other drink mix and the pack of candy.

Dandy
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Dandy Candy
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Its actually chewing gum, peppermint flavor
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Several pieces, similar to MRE gum
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Rock Hard, if you break a tooth on one, you can replace it with another piece of the gum
The flavor was a nice peppermint, not too strong.
The texture was that of rocks

It took a long time to chew it in to submission and have it form a gum like substance.
If it was fresh it would be fine.


Orange Drink
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This one was a little caked
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looked ok otherwise
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Better than the grapefruit
The drinks are good, but for a small amount of liquid i would like more drinks or a mix for at least 2 cups/16 ounces
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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:16 pm

Supper Time

Goulash with something something
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Tin looks good
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Boiled and ready to go
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looks like soup, smells meaty
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Big chunks of meat and vegetables
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The broth and veggies taste very similar to the MRE potato bacon cheddar soup that comes with the pork patty
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The meat was sour
The meat was sour, maybe it was supposed to be, but i wasnt hungry enogh to eat more than a few bites of it.
I did eat a good portion of the other parts the broth and veggies.
Is the meat supposed to be sour? if so i dont like this, if not im glad im still alive :D

Needed the last jelly to forget the sour meat flavor
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Apricot Jelly
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Looks nice smells good
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Tastes good, can tell its apricot i like this one better than the Italian jelly
Very nice jelly, just like the cherry clear and smooth strong fruit flavor.
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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:23 pm

And now an end to this review with dessert

Chocolate
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Front
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Back
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Its white
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Solid dusting of white, but not melted or deformed in any way, not bad for 19 years old
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It seems anywhere there was air this turned white, including the inside of any air bubbles in the chocolate
The chocolate was fine to eat and tasted very nice.
It was a little brittle but melted well when eaten.

Good way to end a day
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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by housil » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:02 pm

Name_not_found wrote:
Hartkeks are very good!
They are very hard but chew easily, not drying at all.
I ate one pack dry before even opening the jelly, which has the calories of a meal i have heard.
That´s why they are called "Hartkeks" means "hard cracker" and nicknamed "armour sheets" :mrgreen:
One package of "Hartkeks" has 545kcal, more than e.g. an MRE entree. :shock:
The meat (Gulasch entree) was sour, maybe it was supposed to be, but i wasnt hungry enogh to eat more than a few bites of it.
I did eat a good portion of the other parts the broth and veggies.
Is the meat supposed to be sour? if so i dont like this, if not im glad im still alive
Sour?! It´s shouldn´t taste this sour :shock: Usually the goulash tastes like a beef stew MRE entree. This is suspicious :!:

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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:29 pm

housil wrote: Sour?! It´s shouldn´t taste this sour :shock: Usually the goulash tastes like a beef stew MRE entree. This is suspicious :!:
This was nothing like beef stew it was very acidic and tangy with the meat being quite sour.
I will take that to mean it was bad.

I ate a decent amount of it (just not the meat chunks) and survived pretty well, im glad i did not have more of the meat.

First few bites was ok, then my body wouldn't let me swallow the next bite of meat.
I just wasn't hungry enough (aka starving) yet.
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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by housil » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:23 am

Name_not_found wrote:
Chocolate
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The chocolate was fine to eat and tasted very nice.
It was a little brittle but melted well when eaten.

Good way to end a day
It´s the "leaking" fat that turns chocolate white after a "certain" time. It´s no quality loss, just an optical "damage".

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Re: 1993 German Einmannpackung Typ II

Post by sw342pd » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:18 am

Name_not_found wrote:The rest of the review will be posted shortly, i had an interruption that needed to be handled.

What do the matches mean?
I like the hedgehog thing, where can i find some decal's

Housil i meant that the cardboard box will surly wear out in the field faster than a airdrop-able MRE outer bag, (packaging not food amount)

I have about 70 more photos/7 posts left, stay tuned.
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