British 24 Hour Ration Packs

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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by cavguy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:45 am

The older ORP's that came with two Yorkie bars were the best! All day breakfast yummy!

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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by GearReview » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:09 am

BTemple wrote:
GingerBritscuit wrote:I've got the sesame seed bar in there, so I'll keep that in mind, hah! Don't really fancy a trip to the dentists at the moment.

At least one of the beverage packs is tan-coloured, the rest being silvers, so I should be able to see for myself the difference in quality!
The sesame bars are supposed to be 3 thin bars but they have all fused together.
If your tan-coloured beverage powder pouch is blackcurrant or raspberry you are in for an amazing experience.

I totally remember breaking my teeth biting into mine when I reviewed it... haha I think its hilarious that its an ongoing problem for all! so crazy! :wink:
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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by Eistee » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:34 am

GearReview wrote:
BTemple wrote:
GingerBritscuit wrote:I've got the sesame seed bar in there, so I'll keep that in mind, hah! Don't really fancy a trip to the dentists at the moment.

At least one of the beverage packs is tan-coloured, the rest being silvers, so I should be able to see for myself the difference in quality!
The sesame bars are supposed to be 3 thin bars but they have all fused together.
If your tan-coloured beverage powder pouch is blackcurrant or raspberry you are in for an amazing experience.

I totally remember breaking my teeth biting into mine when I reviewed it... haha I think its hilarious that its an ongoing problem for all! so crazy! :wink:
I have a way to deal with these sesame bars, i break a small piece off and soften it with my saliva, dissolving the caramel.
That way im only left with the sesame seeds that i can chew on.

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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by DangerousDave » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:31 pm

How come the Brit's are low on bread in their ORPs? All you get is a small packet of some kind of biscuits, be it digestive, browns, fruit, etc. Not enough for a 24 Hr. rat. Those Krauts include a tin of rye bread and a huge packet of hartkeks in theirs??? Especially since the Brits like their tea and for dunking, and whatnot. :?: [attachment=0]Test 9000 004.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by Asger » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:58 pm

Northern Europe also eats low amounts of bread. It seems more civilized you are the less bread you need in your life and we know how civilized are British. I think some of vegetarian or religious menu variations should have crackers or bread. More enigmatic of lacking bread bread is why there is no marmite in ORP's while Australians and New Zealanders have vegemite in their rations.
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Post by WorkmanMRE » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:24 pm

Asger wrote:Northern Europe also eats low amounts of bread. It seems more civilized you are the less bread you need in your life and we know how civilized are British. I think some of vegetarian or religious menu variations should have crackers or bread. More enigmatic of lacking bread bread is why there is no marmite in ORP's while Australians and New Zealanders have vegemite in their rations.

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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by Daithi » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:25 am

DangerousDave wrote:How come the Brit's are low on bread in their ORPs? All you get is a small packet of some kind of biscuits, be it digestive, browns, fruit, etc. Not enough for a 24 Hr. rat. Those Krauts include a tin of rye bread and a huge packet of hartkeks in theirs??? Especially since the Brits like their tea and for dunking, and whatnot. :?: Test 9000 004.jpg

Primarily because the 24hr ration pack is still being made as if it will be supplemented with fresh rations/10 man ration pack. Pre 1989 you'd be issued RAOC bread, in plain white wrappers marked with the day of the week that it was baked on( or eaten by, can't remember which) which would go into the storage bins of your wagon. As much as possible, you'd eat a mix of rations/fresh as 24hr rations non stop for several days is pretty damn uncomfortable ;-)

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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by DangerousDave » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:24 pm

They've gotten a bit bland lately, or something. Of the several I've tryed from my seller in Texas, I love the Mexican Tuna-Pasta, the Mango cake, the chocolate pudding in choc. sauce, the sticky toffee pudding, and those freakin mint and orange flavour hot chocolate packets. Everything else is OK. Oh yea, the All Day Breakfast is the greatest thing since the MCI Beef/potato slices in gravy. I'd buy a 72 pack case of the 'All Day Breakfast' as long as not the vegetarian one. 8)
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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by Simon2002mre » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:46 am

I really want to try the all day breakfast I’ve only heard good things about it
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Re: British 24 Hour Ration Packs

Post by Alphatek » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:39 pm

steve1989 wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:50 am
Modern ORPs are really good rations. The aspartame drinks are awful (silver pouch) as others attest.

The curry dishes are great - add a little hot diggity and you've got yourself a quality meal. I pass on the ones with corn kernels in them.. never a fan of corn. So for instance the tuna pasta salad.. pass! It has like 40% corn in it. Filler!

My favorite desserts are like DangerousDave mentions that Mango Cake. Good lord those are unusual & amazing!
But the best... those puddings.. chocolate, ginger, sticky toffee.

But the old ORPs... I miss them. Duncan's of Scotland bars.. Rum & Raisin...!

And Treacle Pudding.. I had it once. Have one left and saving it for a video of top 10 vintage international desserts (only have 3 so far).

Nothing beats the old ORPs for the chocolate and puddings. I wish they were easier to find.
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:46 am
I really want to try the all day breakfast I’ve only heard good things about it
Gonna quote these for later.

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