1948 B2 Unit

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Cortexmelon
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1948 B2 Unit

Post by Cortexmelon » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:06 pm

Opened up a 1948 B2 Unit to show to you guys today. This particular Era of B units hasn't to my knowledge ever been seen online, but I can always be wrong.

The contents were:
Jelly Bar
Compressed Granulated Sugar
Grape Jam
2? Crackers (they were a complete mess, can't 100% tell)
2 Soluble Coffee Product
Cookie (I got no clue on what flavor it is, sorry!)

I was in complete shock opening this, expecting for jam to be completely exploded all over inside. Turns out, this is a perfect example as you can get for a 71 year old B unit :D

Nothing was rancid, the coffee is still powder, but the cookie and crackers have been flavor tainted by the can, and now just have metallic taste. However, the cracker still had a saltine cracker like taste, but not worth eating at ALL lol. The jelly bar is hard as a rock, and didn't try anything else.
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Re: 1948 B2 Unit

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:06 pm

Thanks for sharing some pics, this is pretty neat. I think the most impressive component is the sugar. I'm going to guess that's to go with the coffee, but I wonder if the texture of it is any different than what we are used to.
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Re: 1948 B2 Unit

Post by Cortexmelon » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:01 pm

SentientTootsieRoll wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Thanks for sharing some pics, this is pretty neat. I think the most impressive component is the sugar. I'm going to guess that's to go with the coffee, but I wonder if the texture of it is any different than what we are used to.
From what little info I could find online on the web from when they started implementing a compressed sugar bar (kinda like the oatmeal cookie bar) into the K Rations in 1945, they melted away just like any normal sugar cube would apparently.

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