Category: Scans

Retro Christmas Ad for the Super Nintendo

SNES

Getting my Super Nintendo for Christmas back in 1991 is still near the very top of my list of favorite Christmas gifts all time.  My parents also got me the game Final Fight to go with it, so I spent the day wearing it out along with Super Mario World.

Vintage Holiday Recipes From 1967

I recently came across an issue of McCall’s magazine from December of 1967, and while getting lost in all the great advertising, I stumbled upon some fun and tasty looking recipes from that magical year.  The Christmas season always brings along it’s own unique blend of tasty treats that are usually reserved for the holiday and not many other times of the year.  So chances are these recipes only saw print a few times through the years.  Well today, we’re pulling these old recipes out and sharing them with the world!

 

While all the food on this spread looks pretty tempting, the only recipe given is for the Cream Wafers that are pictured at bottom right.  They seem easy enough to make, and look pretty dang good too!  The main thing I’ve picked up on in these old recipes, and you’ll see as we go along, is they call for butter and not margarine.  These are my kind of people right here!

Now I know that aluminum foil isn’t food, but Reynolds Wrap got in on the game with some “recipes” of their own to try and move more of their product by giving you ideas of things to do with it.  You can wrap a child’s present with it, Christmas candles look more “gala” when they have some foil curled around them.  From the looks of things, I guess bunching a big glob of it up and sitting the candle in it as a base works too.  It even says you can line your fireplace with it to reflect it’s glowing warmth.

Now this one is certainly one of my favorites, as it features the always delicious snack, Bugles!  It also features Whistles and Daisy’s, but they are no longer on the market, so we just have to settle for what we can get.  As much as I love Bugles, I am more than a bit disappointed I missed out on ever trying the other two offerings.

I’m not so sure about the dip though.  Cream Cheese, Blue Cheese, and onions mixed with Cheddar and other stuff doesn’t sound too appealing to me.  Maybe it does you.

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Coleco Games and Hostess Snack Cakes Retro Advertisement from 1982

Man, that Coleco Football game took up a lot of hours of my youth, and I know I’ve eaten more than my fair share of Hostess Cakes through the years.  This ad from 1982 combines both of these wonderful treats in a nostalgia overload!  Seeing the old packaging for the Twinkies, Suzy Q’s, and Cup Cakes really takes me back.  And even though you can find ways to replicate the Coleco games today, nothing beats having that old game in the palm of your hands.  It makes me want to call up my cousin Tim and see if he wants to come over for an afternoon of football and Ho Ho’s.

TV Guide Fall Preview Flashback – Night Court from 1984

Night Court

I always loved reading through the TV Guide Fall Previews issues, and now that I’molder, I REALLY enjoy going back through them with a nostalgiac eye.  So what I’ve decided to do, is start sharing these snippets from years gone by previewing some of favorite shows,and also the ones hardly anyone remembers.

First up, it’s Night Court!  I loved this show growing up in the 80’s, and know that a lot of you did as well.  So enjoy this quick trip down memory lane as you look back at the first looks of the iconic show.

Vintage Ad for Quaker Kid’s Choice Oatmeal from the 90’s

Quaker Kids Choice

Holy crap!  You can tell this is an ad from the 90’s with all the neon colors, funky fonts, and the clothes the kids are sporting.  Regardless, I always loved Quaker’s instant oatmeal, but I don’t remember ever having this specific box of flavors.