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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    Someone showed me how to use an old tea bag
    Another thing I had forgotten. An Aussie advisor showed us that...

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    the small tubes of 'milk' that looked like a thick creamy car polish
    It was referred to as a "Dairy spread" and thick, oversweet.

    What about the caramel bars or the chocolate that was meant to be dissolved in hot water? Eaten like a chocolate bar it tasted like dirt...out on patrol around Tin Can Bay...
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    That chocolate in our ration packs......., sorry to go off at a tangent again........ was said to be salt-free. So that it was just the sugar and cocoa part for energy but less the salt so that it wouldn't make you thirsty afterwards. Made by Cadbury and Jamiesons in Dundee or Glasgow (anyone????) on contract as 'lifeboat or aircraft' survival rations. Rowntree made some special bars of YORKIE chocolate for our packs with NOT FOR CIVVIES printed across the wrapper!!!!!

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    Yes, we appear to be drifting here...
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    Driftings good, old memories spark tired brains....and that keeps us healthy, not so much the ration packs though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
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    It was referred to as a "Dairy spread" and thick, oversweet.

    What about the caramel bars or the chocolate that was meant to be dissolved in hot water? Eaten like a chocolate bar it tasted like dirt...out on patrol around Tin Can Bay...
    I believe that was probably the unsweetened condensed milk.

    Prior to joining the Army, I only ever drank black tea. Most farmers did where I came from. After needing the sugar kick form the brew that was taken where and when, I kinda became hooked on the white tea idea.

    Sad, but true. As awful as much of the Rat Pack was, it somehow gets ingrained in you. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it...
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