Opening decades-old Canned Foods

55 Year Old Canned Foods. Yum. Or maybe you’ll be wanting 90+ Year Old Vegetable Soup?
Or perhaps some Scrambled Eggs In a Can?

19 Comments on Opening decades-old Canned Foods

  1. I preach to people,”you don’t know what
    the F*** you will eat until you are starving”
    but but but ,I seen this dude’s channel before
    and I would have to be dam hungry…

  2. My teenage cousins ate my 20 year old C-RATS.
    – I had about 20 boxes leftover and they actually ate them

  3. way things are going, this will be our Brave New Reality real freaking soon

    … bon Appetit

    (“I’ll take ‘Ape Tit’ for $200 Alex”. cracks me up every time … back when SNL was funny)

  4. Thoughts as I watch the first vid:
    1. Never knew canned bananas was a thing
    2. That can of potatoes has a dent he didn’t seem to notice
    3. Pocahontas brand, wait ’til the jokesters see that
    4. Why would any manufacturer put instructions inside a can of food?
    5. Oh, banana *flakes*, ok not so bad to have paper in there. But how is anyone supposed to keep it covered per the instructions if they sliced the lid off with a can opener. I wonder if the part he stabbed with his knife (the actual top of the can) had that little secret area because that top was meant to screw off?
    6. I would never use that can opener again
    7. Hope this dude is up on his tetanus shot!

    Second vid:
    1. “I see a 7 in there”
    2. There’s a 7 on the label hello!
    3. The large amount of water is maybe to feed maximum amount of people a la Victorian era – lots of liquid, not so much actual food

    1. Scrambled eggs in a can was a thing?
    2. Scrambled eggs are just about edible when freshly made (I have a love-hate relationship with eggs), let alone from a can.
    3. Oh, it’s a *powder*? Eggs?

    Very interesting but I don’t think I could bring myself to taste test any of this!

  5. I had to work an Unrep (underway replenishment) once in the Spring of 1974 on board the USS Kitty Hawk CV 63. Spent all day humping pallets of food and supplies coming in by chopper to the flight deck and taking pallets of supplies down to the coolers for storage. It was interesting, especially finding some old old K rations buried deep down inside in the bowels of the ship left over from Korea and world War 2. And the last 3 months I was aboard the ship (before my enlistment was over) I was shit canned to the mess deck where I did all sorts of make work duties making sure everything was OK on the mess deck. Including making sure that the milk dispensers were kept full and making way too many pots of coffee. And yes they did put crack eggs into the coffee grounds to help keep the coffee from getting bitter. The worst part with the milk dispensers was when we started to run short on supplies before another Unrep was opening the spigot and getting curdled milk almost like cottage cheese coming out into your glass, it was gross. I never had to peel potatoes but did a lot of cleaning up afterwards in the scullery, what a way to end 3 years in the Navy.

  6. In the 60s, Dad brought home a bunch of C-Rats.They were 1944, stamped on the box.
    The hot weather chocolate bars, tasted like a wax candle.
    The “bread” was totally inedible, just nasty.
    Looked like a hockey puck, tasted worse.
    The peanut butter tasted like vitamins.
    The crackers were OK.
    Lots of beanie wienies.
    The roast pork was a solid chunk of fat, fat is energy.
    The beef stew, swimming in fat.
    I took them on camping trips, if we couldn’t forage, we still ate.
    Cigarettes, matches, tp, coca, and instant coffee.
    Even Dad wouldn’t smoke the cigarettes.
    I still have a P-38 from them.


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