Posts Tagged ‘vintage commercial’

Old TV Commercial of Space Food Sticks

Old TV commercials like of all things, Space Food Sticks are a living monument to golden years of the Space Age industry. Back in those days developing space food was a major hurdle for NASA technicians. They needed to keep it safe, fresh and tasty. Have a look at the original Space Food Sticks Commercial!

The first brave guinea pigs, I mean astronauts, who flew in space were originally given an unappetizing  food choice. Semi liquid food puree squeezed out of a tube and also cubes covered with edible gelatin. Ewwww yuck!

NASA had the support of the Pillsbury Company which lead to the creation of the Space Food Sticks.  These sticks could slide into the airtight chambers in the helmets of astronauts.

Old TV commercial on Space Food Sticks

Old TV commercial on Space Food Sticks

Check out the back of the Food Sticks package. You get a high tech explanation on the foods nutritional value along with old fashioned foods like apple and a glass of milk.


Did We Really Buy Into Those Old Commercials?

Have you ever looked back at some vintage commercials and wondered “What were we on back then?” I’m not sure how long these Slim Suits were sold on the air. I can’t imagine who in their right mind would buy a one-size-fits-all, metallic, diet suit promoted by a lady with a mullet.

You can lose weight by sitting around and doing absolutely nothing! Imagine that…It also fits into your busy lifestyle. No exercise. No pills… It’s MAGIC! So incredibly simple. Who would have thought that you could wear it in bed and wake up feeling lighter? Oh and by the way, you better hurry this aluminum Slim Suit is sweeping the country is not, I repeat NOT available in stores!

Old Commercial of the Flintstones Smoking it Up!

Old commercials really remind us on how far society as come. This old Winston Commercial is so disturbing yet fascinating to watch. Wow adults fell for that ad back in the early 60s?  I grew up watching the Flintstones and never remember them smoking in the cartoon.

Can you believe that back in the early 1960s, it was a late night ad shown to adults?  Winston cigarettes was a co-sponsor to the Flintstones show for it’s first two seasons. You kind of wonder what the mentality was of the average adult. They were actually persuaded to buy cigarettes by cartoon characters! Go figure!!