Cracker cookies biscuits Balzen Union Keks

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Cookies "Union Keks" from the company "Balsen" in cardboard packaging. Inside the pack are 15 authentic cookies with the inscription BUTTERKEKS. These cookies are modern factory-made, and you can eat them.

Price for 1 pack of cookies. Other items that can be seen in the photos are given for understanding the color and size of the product, are not included in the price of this product, but are sold as separate products on our website.

Pack size 8x7x6 cm, weight about 100 g.

Limitation of seller’s liability.

The ration consists of real edible products of industrial production (with the replacement of factory packaging for historical). All components were packaged usable (within the expiration date). The expiration dates on the historical packaging (if any) are given in terms of historical compliance, and have nothing to do with the actual expiration dates of the products inside. You need to understand that this rations is primarily a game element, props, and only then a set that can be used for its intended purpose. Also, other products for reenactment, although they are full-fledged, are primarily focused on creating the appearance and sensation of use. That is, the appearance and properties of the goods for reenactment are close to the original, however, the goods for reenactment did not pass special testing for use in the army or during military operations (for example, a game helmet will not protect from fragments in a real battle).

The decision on the use of the ration as a food is made by the buyer, assessing the condition of the products and the age of the purchase. By purchasing this product, you declare that you have read and agree to the seller’s liability limitation.

Historical reference.

The company Bahlsen from Hanover still produces its products.

In 1891, Hermann Bahlsen named his butter-flavored cookies after the long-time Hanoverian court librarian and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. At the time, he was looking for a reliable product for soldiers, and settled on cookies. The advertising slogan read: "Was ißt die Menschheit unterwegs? Na selbstverständlich Leibniz Cakes!", meaning "What do people eat on the go? Of course, Leibniz Cakes!". However, due to their lack of English, many customers pronounced the word Cakes in German manner "ka-kes", so Balsen later changed the spelling to Keks.

The time of national socialism was a time of economic success for the company. A pound of cookies pack for one Reichsmark, reposed in 1933, became a bestseller. As a result of a shortage of raw materials due to world war II, the range was reduced to eleven items, but Balsen was called "an important company for the war", as it provided German soldiers with supplies, produced crusty bread and crackers.

Since 1940, the Balsen factory has employed at least 200 slave-labourers. In addition, Balsen apparently ran a biscuit factory in occupied Kiev, during the German retreat, all the plant's equipment, systems, and materials were taken to Germany.

Military-grade cracker packaging has an interesting lid locking system that allows it not to open accidentally.

The box has the inscription: "Verkauf nur gegen Rückgabe einer leeren Packung für die Altmaterial-Sammlung", meaning "Sold only if the empty package is returned as recyclable", This was dictated by the economy in the German wartime industry.