1863 American Civil War Hardtack Oldest Cracker Ever Eaten Military MRE Food Review Tasting Test
Here is the oldest thing I've ever eaten - American Civil War Hardtack from 1863 - making it a 153 year old cracker. Witness the madness and see for yourself...
Watch -YOUTUBE GUY EAT CIVIL WAR HARD TACK
Other Half went to the Military Rations Museum, these cracker-like squares were a staple ration for American soldiers on both sides of the Civil War.
Hard Tack-Alternative names ANZAC wafers, barewis, cabin bread, dog biscuit, hard tack, molar breakers, pilot bread, sea biscuit, sea bread, sheet iron, ship’s biscuit, shipbiscuit, tooth dullers, worm castles.
During the siege of Richmond, some soldiers who cracked the hardtack open to find it teeming with worms were disgusted and threw the crackers into the bottom of the earthen trenches they occupied. An officer of the day yelled at the men, asking whether they hadn’t been told repeatedly not to throw the hardtack into the trenches.
Back came the reply, “We’ve thrown it out two or three times, sir, but it crawls back.”