A German pensioner who received a tin of American lard 64 years ago in an aid package has only just tasted it, after discovering that it is still edible.
Food safety experts in Rostock, his home town on Germany's Baltic coast, said the pig fat was still safe to eat.
"I just didn't want to throw it away," said Hans Feldmeier, 87.
Mr Feldmeier was a student in 1948 when the US was running a huge aid programme to rebuild war-ravaged Germany. He kept the tin of lard for emergencies.
Makes me believe that pemmican could be a really great emergency food!
The 64 year old tin from an aid package was probably worth some serious money as a collectible. Opening it probably decreased its value.
I would not have eaten it, I would have put it up for auction.
Hmm. I have been staring at a jar of lard one of my friends gave me 7 months ago, wondering if I should buck up and try to eat it. I have no excuse now. Unless...is the guy from that article still alive??
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