Ration D
A full ration of three bars
Ration D was adopted as an emergency ration on November 9, 1938. On October 17, 1939, this emergency ration was officially standardized as Field Ration D of the U.S. Army.

Ration D is a 4-ounce bar of chocolate with the addition of a large amount of sugar, milk powder, cocoa butter and oatmeal.

A high percentage of dry substances in the composition makes the bar harder than ordinary chocolate. During the development, this was considered as a positive property, because due to the low taste qualities, the soldiers did not use it as candy immediately after receiving it, but stored it until an emergency situation arose.

A bar of chocolate was intended to replace only one missed meal, so three bars make up one complete diet for three meals. A full diet of three bars contained 1800 calories.

There were three types of tiles: 4 oz, 2 oz and 1 oz.

Early instructions provided for wrapping the diet with aluminum foil, followed by wrapping it in parchment paper.
Since February 1942, the ration was packed in a cellophane bag, which was inserted into a cardboard box.
Features of our ration D:
The original recipe
We made the most realistic copy of the ration outside and inside: the bar is made according to the original recipe, but without the addition of thiamine
Waxing of packaging
The final stage of ration packaging is hot wax treatment. This coating protects the contents from moisture and other environmental factors as much as possible
The 4-ounce bar had a standardized shape for all manufacturers. Our production is no exception. The appearance of the bar completely repeats the originals of the war years.
Original materials
The original materials that we worked with when creating our copy
The real recipe
The ration was designed to give the maximum number of calories with a minimum size of the bar. Chocolate, lots of sugar and powdered milk and 600 calories in your pocket.
Original packaging
The original ration produced by the Hershey factory
Original bar in cellophane packaging
Advertising of one of the producers of these rations