Have you ever picked up a jar of peanut butter from your pantry and wondered if you should really eat it two days after its expiration date? Well, if you happen to find any RCI food rations from the Korean War era, we would definitely recommend putting it back.

YouTuber Steve 1989 MREinfo is famous for his iron gullet and willingness to try things the rest of us wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole, but digging into these ancient snack canisters is downright dangerous. His deadpan sense of humor and tenacity certainly make this video worth the watch.

It also gives you a sense of how much MREs have evolved over the years. Sure, they may not be comparable to fresh meal, but when you’re out in the woods, some dehydrated jambalaya isn’t the worst thing to chow down on.



Image screenshot of video by Steve1989 MREinfo on YouTube

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2 thoughts on “Video: YouTuber Eats Army Rations from 1955

  1. OH MY GOSH…this dude is freaking hilarious!! I was disgusted the entire time but couldn’t quit laughing. I remember my dad bringing some of these home back in the day. It was always fun to see what was in the cans.

  2. In 1967, during the “Vietnam misunderstanding”, we ate C rations produced during the second world war. Universally loved was the “turkey loaf” while the item most thrown as far as possible was the “ham and lima beans”. Everything was edible, though not particularly enjoyable after 25 years. Also included were small packs of Lucky Strike cigarettes, which burned like flash powder they were so dry. Hunger trumped disgust at the time.

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