Food & drink

Cocaine-laced Coca Cola introduced (1886)

Originally marketed as a health drink, Coca Cola was said to cure everything from migraine (aka "sick headache") to depression. And no wonder -- for its first 17 years of existence, Coca-Cola actually contained... Read more...

Coffee popcorn balls (1967)

Add coffee to popcorn balls Of all the many confections we like to make at home, Popcorn Balls are without a doubt one of the timeless favorites. Children and teenagers love to munch them. Even adults, young a... Read more...

Philly cheese bells (1981)

Creamy Philly bells & crisp Triscuit Wafers. A delicious combination. Your guests are sure to go for this taste tempting combination. Crisp, Nasbisco's Triscuit Wafers and a creamy cheese spread made fro... Read more...

Coke keeps you thin! (1961)

Coke keeps you thin! (1961 Coke commercial) In this 1961 Coca-Cola commerical, actress Connie Clausen explains that Coke is low in calories and will help keep you thin. Transcript of "Coke keeps you thi... Read more...

Frosty pineapple pie recipe (1953)

Vintage frosty pineapple pie recipe Make 9-inch stir-n-roll pie shell. Bring to a boil 1-1/4 cups crushed pineapple. Stir in until dissolved 1 pkg. lemon flavored gelatin. Mix in 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (dependi... Read more...

Macy’s in NYC (1883)

R H Macy & Co: Grand Central Fancy and Dry Goods Establishment 4th Street, 6th Avenue, & 13th Street, New York City. The above cut represents our Restaurant, which is situated on second floor, centr... Read more...

The story of 7-Up (1939)

7-UP Bottling Company of Bakersfield Adds Further Strength to the Enviable Industrial Structure of This Metropolis Its New, Beautiful and Pretentious Building, 230 East Eighteenth Street, Heralds to the World ... Read more...

Oven crusty fish recipe (1967)

Oven crusty fish Crisp with Kellogg's Corn Flake Crumbs ... bright with Tabasco pepper sauce Ingredients 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 3/4 teaspoon Tabasco brand pepper sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 pounds ... Read more...

Banana split cake recipe (1982)

Banana split cake recipe Ingredients 1 pint vanilla ice cream 3⁄4 cup walnuts 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 Tablespoon butter/margarine 1 Tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 1 cup heavy cream/whipping ... Read more...

Squirt is for grownup tastes (1962)

When taste grows up... Squirt shows up Squirt is for grownup tastes When you give up lolly-pops for good, you're ready for fine, dry Squirt. Squirt's not sweet like other soft drinks. In fact, it's defin... Read more...

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