Imperial War Museum:
Unopened metal tin with a red, white and blue paper label that reads "DELICIOUS RED WHITE & BLUE COFFEE & CHICORY MIXTURE, A DOUBLE CROWN PRODUCT". The lid is embossed with the words "DELICIOUS FOR BREAKFAST AND AFTER DINNER".
Second World War tin of Red White & Blue coffee and chicory mixture. The weekly ration of basic foodstuffs for an adult in 1943 was: 1lb (450g) meat, 4oz (100g) bacon and ham, 3oz (75g) cheese, 1 egg, 2oz (50g) cooking fat, 2oz (50g) butter, 8oz (225g) sugar, 2oz (50g) tea.
I remember this from the rationing era in the 50's. Presume it came from the States?
It was probably 'off-ration' but I remember that me and my brother used to take in turns cutting through the foil cover with a teaspoon and having a sniff. Used to be made in a coffee pot percolator with a glass dome on top which the coffee splashed against until you thought it was the right colour!!
There is a picture of the Red, White & Blue tin on the Imperial War Museum site but posting it is beyond my paygrade.
Can I as a St Budo prefab sprout, just say that I actually have always preferred instant coffee!! I like Douwe Egbert's Rich Roast.
I never liked the powdery, 'grounds' aftertaste element of real coffee.
Is it really just me??