It is obvious the war was very difficult for the soldiers, especially with what can be provided as food. Food is what brings comfort to people especially those in dire circumstances such as war. For those men to not have a well balanced and nutritious meal means they can suffer emotionally as well as physically. I believe the Sanitary did the best they could to provide a reliable supply of food for the soldiers but what Sanderson did made the bigger difference in providing a nutritional meal that also tasted good. I admired his dedication in the changes he bought to the cooking techniques and food supplies. What interested me the most was the coffee the soldiers consumed as if their lives depended on it. They had their coffee with every meal and it was always available no matter the circumstances. I guess it’s long shelf life played a major role in its importance and availability. Coffee is also known to give a boost in energy so maybe that’s why the soldiers used it as a means to fuel themselves. Most people today can’t start their day without a cup of coffee. Who is to say the soldiers can?
Personally, I find chocolate to be a necessity. It is like water and air to me, something I cannot go a day without. When I’m feeling stressed or angry there is nothing like a piece of chocolate to make me feel better. Men should know it is a general rule for most women to expect chocolate accompanied with an apology.