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La Choy Chicken Chow Mein

March 7th

“Chinese”, “food”, in a can- My sister used to eat this back in the 80’s as some messed up after-school snack.   I had a taste of it once and my blood pressure is sky-rocketing  just thinking about the gelatinous salt glob of what used to be vegetables and morsels of …meat.
Just as edible as the [...]

Breyers Yogurt

February 18th

I always thought it was Breyer’s not Breyers.  Hmm, I guess you learn something new everyday.  The package on the left is from a 1985 ad.  The font is typically more simple than the current. The name Breyers is on there twice, once in the leaf logo and f course in big red letters with a  crayon [...]

Tropicana Orange Juice

February 21st

I don’t drink OJ, I think it has to do something with me being an idiot in 3rd grade.  I needed an empty carton for a school project and forced down 3/4 of a container of Minute Maid down my throat for it.  Moments after I completed that feat, my mom walks in and said [...]

Count Chocula

February 14th

I won’t get into how my sisters and I weren’t allowed to eat “sugar cereal” again.  But these monster cereals were like…beyond even even beggin for.  Honestly I never even had any of these, Count, Boo, Frank…was there mummy or “beast” that was around for a while too?
Even though I’m an adult and can buy [...]


September 26th

I know it doesn’t seem like it, but I really miss this blog.  I always seem inspired to post when I can’t, like when I’m at work, driving, grocery shopping, etc..
So I’ll post whenever I can but anyway, I was going through some old files looking for something else and came across my stash of [...]

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

June 10th

Hands-down, one of my all time favorite cereals.  It also works well instead of rice krispies in the usual treat recipe.
I remember when CTC joined the cereal scene in 1985, I was in 5th grade and  it was actually “exciting”.
The poorly scanned box on the left is from a 1985 ad.  You can barely make [...]

Modern packaging gone good-Pretzabagels

May 16th

I know it might not seem like it, but I’ve missed posting on here.  Going through old ads is one of my favorite things to do and it’s bothered me that I haven’t had time to do that.
Work has been crazy and I thought I’d have more free time after months of training for Boston [...]

Hershey’s Cocoa

December 28th

I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately and came across a few recipes with cocoa powder.  For the first time in a long time I bought some unsweetened cocoa powder.  I  knew I had an image of an older package somewhere – and there it its right above these words!
I remember my mom had [...]

Egg Beaters

December 1st

I found this 1986 ad for Egg Beaters and it brought back memories of my dad being really into these and always seeing a pack in the freezer and fridge.   I thought “That’s too bad they don’t come in that package anymore to compare” and wouldn’t you know it, they still do!  I don’t know [...]

Franco-American Gravy

November 28th

I’m sure we’ve all seen enough gravy in the past few days but I found this Franco-American gravy ad and had kept this jar of gravy in my cupboard just because it is now the only product that bears the name “Franco-American”.   Campbell’s, which has owned F-A since 1915 started taking over the labels of [...]

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