"Erbswurst" retires

Discussions about rations from other countries - IMPs, EPAs, RCIRs, etc.
User avatar
housil
Moderator
Posts: 5117
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:04 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

"Erbswurst" retires

Post by housil » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:11 pm

The German "Knorr" company announces in Dec 2018, they discontinue after 129 years the production of the "Erbswurst". :cry:

https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/baden-wue ... u-100.html

norge
Posts: 1238
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:57 pm

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by norge » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:19 pm

you need to stock up before its gone....

we do the same thing here in Norway if something retires in the food world

Demolition_Man
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:02 am
Location: Germany

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by Demolition_Man » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:09 pm

I discovered the fact that it still exists only last year by pure chance. Unilever never put a cent into advertising it for newer generations, no wonder less and less people bought it. You can't rely on tradition alone on the food market.

User avatar
carlosflar
Posts: 494
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:30 pm
Location: Spain
Contact:

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by carlosflar » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:16 pm

I is this a Germany only thing?
I would love to try it before it disappears...
Nobody makes and offbrand equivalent?
I have Spanish rations permanently, feel free to ask :!:
Interested in: International rations,medical items, emergency kits and other
YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/carlosflar

ViperGTS
Posts: 242
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Location: Connecticut, USA

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by ViperGTS » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 pm

Its like a pea and sausage soup mix of sorts, right??. I dont know much about it.
"Little ducks, there's trouble in Russia, so they called us"
New to videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfB4TN ... bNi1TwQF5w

User avatar
housil
Moderator
Posts: 5117
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:04 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by housil » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:50 pm

carlosflar wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:16 pm
I is this a Germany only thing?
I would love to try it before it disappears...
Nobody makes and offbrand equivalent?
They are some on Ebay.de, but prices are gone crazy. 5 pcs up to €27... (~$30) :shock:
https://www.ebay.de/i/273638393893?chn=ps

It´s a German thing. Founded back in 1867 (!) and used as the very first military "ration" in 1870 to the Prussian Army. In use for the last 129 years.
ViperGTS wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Its like a pea and sausage soup mix of sorts, right??. I dont know much about it.
Ja. Each "sausage" holds 6 compressed "tablet's", you dissolve one in 250ml (~ one cup) hot/boiling water that gives you a pea soup.

User avatar
wats6831
Posts: 538
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:59 pm
eBay name: MREmountain
Location: Idaho, USA
Contact:

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by wats6831 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:41 pm

housil wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:50 pm
carlosflar wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:16 pm
I is this a Germany only thing?
I would love to try it before it disappears...
Nobody makes and offbrand equivalent?
They are some on Ebay.de, but prices are gone crazy. 5 pcs up to €27... (~$30) :shock:
https://www.ebay.de/i/273638393893?chn=ps

It´s a German thing. Founded back in 1867 (!) and used as the very first military "ration" in 1870 to the Prussian Army. In use for the last 129 years.
ViperGTS wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Its like a pea and sausage soup mix of sorts, right??. I dont know much about it.
Ja. Each "sausage" holds 6 compressed "tablet's", you dissolve one in 250ml (~ one cup) hot/boiling water that gives you a pea soup.
I still have some that you sent me :D Thank you! I treasure it

User avatar
Smitty
Posts: 85
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Location: BC, Canada

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by Smitty » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 pm

Heartbreaking! I prep all my food for reenacting and that is always a treat. Though I’ve been know to have it for dinner at home. I’ve sent a message to Knorr expressing my heartbreak. Probably won’t change things, but hey, I had to try.

In any case, I’ve stocked up for the next 4 or so years.
All the best, Gents.

- I'm also making videos mainly for my own enjoyment, but hey, maybe you might want to check them out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4-9gp ... C1dSyPX0w/

User avatar
carlosflar
Posts: 494
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:30 pm
Location: Spain
Contact:

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by carlosflar » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:14 am

Is it no longer for sale in supermarkets?
I have Spanish rations permanently, feel free to ask :!:
Interested in: International rations,medical items, emergency kits and other
YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/carlosflar

vespa
Posts: 56
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:27 am
Location: England, United Kingdom.

Re: "Erbswurst" retires

Post by vespa » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:47 am

A smaller food company could get in the market and produce their own to sell.

Post Reply