Food and Drink

Candy Cigarettes

These iconic white cigarette-shaped candies have left behind many fond memories throughout the years. This was a staple for the cool kids who wanted to hang out with the smokers and fit in. Children would […]

Photo of Swanson TV Dinner Package 1950s 1960s
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Swanson TV Dinners

Swanson TV Dinners Food waste remains a massive problem in the world and TV dinners may have been one creative solution. In 1953, Gerry Thomas was inspired by the neat compartmentalization of the metal trays […]

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Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls Among the most popular candy during baby boomer years was the Tootsie Roll. Ask anyone and you’ll find very few who didn’t simply love them. Tootsie rolls were created in 1907 by Leo […]


Ice Cream Boy Commercial

In 1963, ice cream manufacturer American Dairy Association aired an endearing advertisement featuring a young boy who visits the local ice cream parlor for his sweet treat while a catchy tune plays in the background. […]

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Jiffy Pop Popcorn

Jiffy Pop popcorn is uniquely tasty and was a popular comfort food in the 1970s. Developed in 1958 by Frederick C. Mennen, a Chemist in Indiana, the popcorn is prepared by the customer through a […]

Vintage Kool-Aid magazine ads. 1950s
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The household drink was invented in the 1920s by a chemist named Edwin Perkins from Hastings, Nebraska and the drink was first known as Fruit Smack. Perkins was greatly influenced by the manufacture method of […]

Photo of Fizzies packaging from 1957-1969
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Fizzies History Fizzies was a favorite childhood drink, introduced in 1957 and sold until 2016. Ruth Millard invented the idea for Emerson Drug Company, manufacturer of Bromo-Seltzer. She added fruit flavors to the compound to […]