British ORP Blackcurrant Drink Mix

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SentientTootsieRoll
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British ORP Blackcurrant Drink Mix

Postby SentientTootsieRoll » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:08 pm

Does anyone know of a civilian version of some blackcurrant instant drink mix, similar to those in the 24 hour British ORP ration? That stuff is so amazing, I'd like to look into growing blackcurrant here. I didn't even know it existed until I had the drink mix. Based on the limited research I've done, It does appear to be far more common across the pond due to it being prohibited to grow here in the States a long time ago.

If someone has a surplus of them from the ORPs and are interested in selling and shipping them, I'm interested in that too!

dan
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Re: British ORP Blackcurrant Drink Mix

Postby dan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:28 am

I haven't tried the British ORP blackcurrant mix, but I think it should be possible to find blackcurrant drink mixes in Europe. A quick google search left me mostly with alcoholic drink recipes (blackcurrant wine is really good!) and a few results of dry instant mixes in large packages (12 kgs or so) for use in canteens.

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Re: British ORP Blackcurrant Drink Mix

Postby norge » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:32 pm

how many are you looking for?

Cheers ken

SentientTootsieRoll
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Re: British ORP Blackcurrant Drink Mix

Postby SentientTootsieRoll » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:34 pm

dan wrote:and a few results of dry instant mixes in large packages (12 kgs or so) for use in canteens.
I also searched around for some but I couldn't find anything. Could you share the links of where you found the instant drink mix?

norge wrote:how many are you looking for?
Just enough without going over $10 with shipping included.

norge
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Re: British ORP Blackcurrant Drink Mix

Postby norge » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:13 pm

thats the problem...shipping from norway sucks for 10 $ its just a letter....
but if you got any us military stuff i can do a trade

DonJa
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Re: British ORP Blackcurrant Drink Mix

Postby DonJa » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:39 am

SentientTootsieRoll wrote:Does anyone know of a civilian version of some blackcurrant instant drink mix, similar to those in the 24 hour British ORP ration? That stuff is so amazing, I'd like to look into growing blackcurrant here. I didn't even know it existed until I had the drink mix. Based on the limited research I've done, It does appear to be far more common across the pond due to it being prohibited to grow here in the States a long time ago.

If someone has a surplus of them from the ORPs and are interested in selling and shipping them, I'm interested in that too!

I believe it's called "Ribena" and is exported here and there to the US & Canada. It comes in powered and concentrate form, I believe.

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It is quite sweet, but also will jump-start any morning.


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