1980 B-2 Unit

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KML1989
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1980 B-2 Unit

Post by KML1989 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:36 pm

I love it when I crack open a 40 year-old can of salty crackers and cocoa. And they aren't even stale!

True gourmet :lol:
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Re: 1980 B-2 Unit

Post by KML1989 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:38 pm

And I gotta say, the old MCI Cocoa Beverage Powder is absolutely DIVINE! So creamy and smooth, nice cocoa flavor, and pairs perfectly with the salty crackers.

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Re: 1980 B-2 Unit

Post by steve1989 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:06 pm

KML1989 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:38 pm
And I gotta say, the old MCI Cocoa Beverage Powder is absolutely DIVINE! So creamy and smooth, nice cocoa flavor, and pairs perfectly with the salty crackers.
I agree man, it really was a great formula and seems to have quite the shelf life! The 1974-80 B-2 Units were the best for that sweet & salty combo right there.

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Re: 1980 B-2 Unit

Post by housil » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:34 am

steve1989 wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:06 pm
[ The 1974-80 B-2 Units were the best for that sweet & salty combo right there.
100% agree!
These were the best units we got as kids from the GIs (in the 80s) and I miss them still today! Salt crackers and cocoa...

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Re: 1980 B-2 Unit

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:50 pm

sure do wish I could track some ot those down. Seems pre brown bag is quite expensive. I suppose I'm lucky brown bags are so cheap.

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Re: 1980 B-2 Unit

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:12 pm

ain't we just! I found a guy who sells em for 10 a piece!
most wanted: RCIR, MCI/B units, IMPs, anything old, and a packet or two of RAFCO soup. PM if you've got these, or anything else to sell that isn't too expensive.

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Re: 1980 B-2 Unit

Post by Jammerama » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:52 pm

These were the type of rations I was first exposed to in basic training in '83. They sure have come a long way. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! :D

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Re: 1980 B-2 Unit

Post by Tedster » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:42 pm

Well the crackers were arguably better then. Don't get me started on "wheat snack bread"

The modern issue Cocoa doesn't hold a candle to old stuff. So in some ways they've gone a long way ... downhill. Somebody could probably setup a nice little cottage industry selling B units in cans, just like they did back then today, using the same recipes. I'd buy 'em, instead of playing "Ration Roulette" with the NOS.

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