1965 EPA opened

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1965 EPA opened

Post by jubifahrer » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:13 pm

Long time i had nothing to write, because i reduced collecting rations.
But every year i check my storage and to this i found an sealed EPA with a oily spot :(
It also smelled terrible to old fat.

I decided to open it and made some photos (sorry, had only my mobile cam):



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Inside i found a broken can with Mortadella:


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I opened it outside with a tupper savety can opener:

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still Looks like meat, smell is not worse as outside, but very tinny

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green mold:

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i made no dog test ;)

some Pictures of the rest of the Content:

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bye jubifahrer

p.s. i had to write this in Office, because at home i cannot open mreinfo. i always get "Connection to Server broken"

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Re: 1965 EPA opened

Post by steve1989 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:14 pm

Oh my, this is fascinating, jubfahrer! Thankyou so much for sharing - I could easily look at 30+ more detailed pics of this for the next hour to study it's simply amazing.

If you somehow have any more photos of the inner contents, please share!

Did you try to eat anything like the chocolate? I wonder if anything was still edible?

Fantastic, and again, thank you for sharing. Very, very cool! :D :D :D
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Re: 1965 EPA opened

Post by housil » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:04 am

Rudi, that EPa was older than us. Thx for sharing :D

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Re: 1965 EPA opened

Post by rationtin440 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:32 am

I would think that depending on the ingredients in the chocolate, it may possibly still be edible. Unless I'm mistaken it is usually the oil or milk in it that will go bad, and the darkest chocolate seems to have the longest shelf life. However if other cans have split or leaked and have contaminated it, all bets are off. Rudi, do you happen to know what the ingredients were in the chocolate bar? Also housil, the ration was only older than some of us! :oops: :cry:

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Re: 1965 EPA opened

Post by dirtbag » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:45 pm

housil wrote:Rudi, that EPa was older than us. Thx for sharing :D
Some of us.
I was 16... :lol:
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Re: 1965 EPA opened

Post by RockyRaab » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:14 am

I was 18. And a high-school graduate.
Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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Re: 1965 EPA opened

Post by dirtbag » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:59 pm

Dayam, you're old! :lol:
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Re: 1965 EPA opened

Post by rationtin440 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:30 pm

I did the math; I was a year old in '65. Also I realized after I posted my other comment that any kind of chocolate would not be likely to survive for 50 years unless the storage conditions were very tightly controlled. Freeze-dried stuff usually does better.

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