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Posted: 4/4/2006 9:26:52 PM EDT




Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:33:23 PM EDT
try it and tell us
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:33:28 PM EDT
im sure atleast the gum is still good :P

i woudlnt eat it thu even if it is still good probly worth something to a collector.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:39:04 PM EDT
I tried some coast guard rations that were only like 10 years old, and they tasted like a combination of sugar cookies, crayons, and particle board.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:41:22 PM EDT
Not after 60 years.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:36:54 AM EDT
Its your life.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:40:47 AM EDT
Reminds me of the video of the dude drinking a 30 year old beer. MMMMMMMM, BEEEEEERRR!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:41:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:
try it and tell us



Reminds me of that scene in Ghost Ship...
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:45:19 AM EDT
Neat find. I don't think old candy and gum can hurt you, but maybe the vitamins?

I see it's made by the "Charms Company". They used to put those Charms candies in MRE's, and if the meal was even only a couple years old, they were all gummy and crappy. That sticky shit would get everywhere. Horrible candy.

If you open it, please take a picture.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:59:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 3:59:45 AM EDT by Kharn]

Originally Posted By Richard-ar15:
Neat find. I don't think old candy and gum can hurt you, but maybe the vitamins?

I see it's made by the "Charms Company". They used to put those Charms candies in MRE's, and if the meal was even only a couple years old, they were all gummy and crappy. That sticky shit would get everywhere. Horrible candy.

If you open it, please take a picture.

The Charms are still in MREs, IIRC.

One of the NCOs I know said that when they were in Iraq in 2004, the kids would come up to the HMMWVs wanting free food (while the vehicles were moving), so they'd peg the kids as hard as possible in the forehead with the Charms (either individual ones, or the whole pack for the insistant kids). The kids would still try to eat'em, then get pissed off and throw the rest back at the HMMWV.

I tried to eat some, I felt like this guy:

Kharn
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:35:19 AM EDT
Unsafe. We don't know what chemical reactions have taken place inside that can. It may look okay, but the vitamins in particular could be toxic. It is worth more sealed. There is no reason to risk you liver on chemicals that may have gone from 1940's useful to 2006 dangerous.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:38:26 AM EDT
They are worth much more to collectors. Put them on the Survival Gear EE forum. You might be surprised how much people are willing to pay for them unopened.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:42:19 AM EDT
I have eaten the gum from 60's C-rats, and even tried the chocolate bars and john wayne crackers...did not get hurt, but Im not brave enough to do the cheese or main meals...

Leave it sealed up.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:53:11 AM EDT
As curious as I am to see what's in there and how it was packed. So if you open it, +1 on taking pictures!

I recommend not opening it. Save and see if there is any collector interest.

I'd say NEVER eat such dated goods. I wouldn't eat MRE's older than 5yrs.


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:38:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:
One of the NCOs I know said that when they were in Iraq in 2004, the kids would come up to the HMMWVs wanting free food (while the vehicles were moving), so they'd peg the kids as hard as possible in the forehead with the Charms (either individual ones, or the whole pack for the insistant kids). The kids would still try to eat'em, then get pissed off and throw the rest back at the HMMWV.
Kharn



Nice.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:43:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 5:44:07 AM EDT by m-dc]
Survival forum rule # 6 If the container is not buldged outward and it looks and smells OK, chow down. That being said if you do you are a braver man then I.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:47:53 AM EDT
Remeber that was packaged by the lowest bidder. It maybe ok or maybe not. Leave in the can it's a collectors item now.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:51:13 AM EDT
Wanna sell them?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:03:44 AM EDT
Don't take the vitamins.

LOL,
That story about the Charms & Iraqi kids was too funny.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:40:34 AM EDT
Don't open it...it's much more valuable sealed.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:43:03 AM EDT
The vitamins won't be any good.

I'd auction it off on eBay.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:20:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:21:31 AM EDT by RRA-A2]




Any idea what that is on the bottom? The red/brown stain?

+1 for a collectors item, see what it's worth.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:23:59 AM EDT
Its worth a lot more sealed. The vitamins will be bad, and I doubt the candy is any good either.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:38:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RRA-A2:

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/cyberdyne101/80be94d8.jpg


Any idea what that is on the bottom? The red/brown stain?

+1 for a collectors item, see what it's worth.



My guess is that is a coating on the container to prevent rust, it was just applied unevenly.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:41:17 AM EDT
They opened up a World War 2 MRE tin on Mail Call and it was pretty much unedible/turned to dust. Don't open it. It's probably worth some money still sealed. I can already assure you that it is unedible (hell it could make you very sick to eat).
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:45:42 AM EDT
NO
and to begin with
THEY werent edible to begin with!!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:46:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RRA-A2:
i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/cyberdyne101/80be94d8.jpg



Any idea what that is on the bottom? The red/brown stain?

Well...back then, they didn't yet have Wolf Ammo. So they had to do sometihng with all that crappy brown varnish.


Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:32:13 PM EDT
These cans were sealed with lead , u ever hear of lead poisoning?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:15:04 PM EDT
I've had 15 year-old pound cake that wasn't too bad. The 15 year-old crackers really sucked though. I doubt the candy would hurt you, but it still wouldn't be what most people would consider "edible."
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