Category:
Junk Food

Follies of the Madmen #195



This one comes courtesy of longtime WU-vie Expat47.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 15, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, Reader Recommendation, 1950s

Nutritional Advice from BOYS’ LIFE

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Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 09, 2012 - Comments (17)
Category: Magazines, Candy, Chocolate, Junk Food, Nutrition, 1930s, 1940s

Follies of the Mad Men #183

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I ripped this ad out of a Reader's Digest a long time ago, so I don't have the exact issue attribution. Other sources on the web claim 1960.

In any case, this is a fine example of the category of subliminal ad known technically as "You can put the liquid from your long thick bottle into my melting ice cream anytime, honey!"

Here's a fascinating version for what was then perceived as a different market.

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 22, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Sexuality, Junk Food, 1960s, Double Entendres and Nudge-Nudge, Wink-Wink

Tentacle Grape

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Old-hand WU-vies know all about the fascination of the Japanese for "tentacle sex." But did you know you could buy the matching soft drink?

One question remains: is the English-only pun with "tentacle rape" intentional or accidental?

Buy yours here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 12, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Junk Food, Asia

JAPP Energy Bar Commercials

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 18, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, 1990s

Candyland

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 29, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Pop Art, Junk Food, Cartoons, Eating

Brown Bobby

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Get rich quick with triangular donuts!

Explanation here.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 03, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Technology, Junk Food, Appliances, 1930s

Follies of the Mad Men #163

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I cannot believe that even in the 1920s, this Wrigley's mascot was anything less than a source of nightmares to children everywhere.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 15, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Children, Junk Food, 1920s

Follies of the Mad Men #162



Does not contain corn likker. No hillbilly beard necessary to enjoy.



Yes, we're hip. That's why we choose "Makin' Whoopee" from 1928 as our theme tune.



Contains no psychedelics, despite producing visions of talking pitcher.



Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 02, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Drugs, Psychedelic, Junk Food, 1950s, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #154









Four decades of commercials for the medicinal tasting soda. Which one would convince you to drink it?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 05, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

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