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20th anniversary of abolishing food coupons in Poland!


RubasznyRumcajs 5 | 492  
1 Aug 2009 /  #1
short translation: first food coupons were introduced in PRL (Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa= Polish Republic of People) in 1976, there were sugar coupons.
Meat was regimented (?) in 1981 (and later).

Monthly, you could get:
Two kilos of sugar, two and half kilos of meat for intellectual workers and 4 for physical workers and kids. Half of litre of vodka, exchangeable for a bottle of imported wine. 300 grams of washing powder, two bars of soap, 100grams of chocolate-like product, 250 grams of sweets, 30 litres of gasoline, 1 kilo of rice or grits, 1 kilo of flour, 12 boxes of cigarettes.

Pleas add coupons for boots, clothes, furniture etc.
Pierogi - | 42  
3 Aug 2009 /  #2
Monthly, you could get:
Two kilos of sugar, two and half kilos of meat for intellectual workers and 4 for physical workers and kids. Half of litre of vodka, exchangeable for a bottle of imported wine. 300 grams of washing powder, two bars of soap, 100grams of chocolate-like product, 250 grams of sweets, 30 litres of gasoline, 1 kilo of rice or grits, 1 kilo of flour, 12 boxes of cigarettes.

Doesn't look that bad if you think about it. 4kg of meat? I'm not sure I could afford that much, even now. The "100g of chocolate-like product" would p*ss me off, though. I can eat 1/2kg of chocolate A DAY sometimes! haha

Mind you, as stated on the site above, holding a coupon doesn't necessarily guarantee you'll get what you're entitled to ;)

wtf are "grits", though????

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