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Vintage ice-cream ads are cool, in a nostalgic way

07/31/2014 9:07 AM

07/31/2014 9:09 AM

Remember Sealtest ice cream? The jingle went, “Get the best....get Sealtest!” What about Lady Borden and Meadow Gold?

Step back in history with Reminisce, the “magazine that brings back the good times” from the 1900s to the 1980s. The “top-selling nostalgia magazine” has posted a slide show of vintage ice-cream ads from the 1950s and 1960s at

Also at the site are vintage candy ads for Lifesavers, and “Time Capsule Trivia.”

Try this one from “Fad Diets Trivia”: “This meal plan allows beets, eggplant, plums and other colorful produce.” That would be the Purple Diet.

One more: “The man behind this craze recommended chewing a bite of food 32 times before swallowing.” The “diet” was called Fletcherizing, named after health-food advocate Horace Fletcher (1849–1919), a.k.a. “the Great Masticator.”

Now we know.


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