Army colonel Henry A. Moak, Jr. not only opened, but also ate, "an old military 'C' Ration can of pound cake from 1969 at his retirement ceremony" (FNC), which obtained "as a Marine helicopter pilot off the Vietnamese coast in 1973. He vowed to hang on to it until the day he retired, storing it in a box with other mementos" (FNC). After taking a bite, "Moak pronounced the cake 'good' . . . [and] even a little moist'" (FNC).
Speaking of old rations, does anyone know how old this MRE is?
If donations reach $250 by the end of the Blogathon at 9AM EST, I will eat this MRE. It's been setting on my desk as more or less an artifact.