My dad brought back his C-rations and each packet still contains its original contents. Matches Package reads: These matches are designed especially for damp climates. But, they will not light when wet, or after long exposure (several weeks) to very damp air. D.D. Bean & Sons, Jaffrey, NH
The C-ration packet below has the following words imprinted on it: Accessory Packet: Cigarettes; Matches; Chewing Gum; Toilet Paper; Coffee, Instant; Cream Substitute; Dry Kok (?) Dairy; Sugar; Salt
Coffee, Instant Package reads: Directions: Dissolve contents in 1/3 canteen cup (8 ounces) of water. MFD. by: Tenco, a div. of the Coca-Cola Co., Linden, N.J. Coffee Instant Type II 2.5 grams net with ascorbic acid
Cream Substitute Package reads: Cream Substitute Dry (for coffee or tea) 4 grams net Dissolve contents in 1/3 canteen cup (8oz.) of beverage, ingredients: corn syrup solids, vegetable fat, sodium caseinate, lactose, dipotassium phosphate, emulsifier sodium silicoaluminate, artificial flavor and artificial color
Sugar Package reads: Sugar 6 grams, American Sugar Company, 120 Wall St, New York, N.Y.
Salt Package reads: Vipco, Decatur, Alabama, Salt