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
Food safety experts in Rostock, his
home town on Germany's Baltic coast,
said the pig fat was still safe to
"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
Makes me believe that pemmican could be a really great emergency food!
Yuck! I don't think so. There are better choices available.
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??
I would like to think I would never be in a situation to have to make that choice. :)
This guy's problem is not how he's going to feel after he eats the lard, it's the fact that he's a lard hoarder.
Depends on how hungry I am.
...saturated fat inhibits spoilage and mold growth. Try 64 year old polyunsaturates. Bet you would be sick immediately after ingesting.
Is this a trick question? Would I eat something that's been sitting around for 64 years?
Of course I would.
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