Swason - International - Italian Style TV Dinner box - 1970's
I'd been a fan of the "wood grain era" Swanson packaging for some time, but it was only recently I'd been able to acquire any examples. Fortunately, a number of boxes have turned up recently, and I've been lucky enough to snag some of them. This might be my favorite of the bunch, an "International" meal. I'd like to find more from this international line, as I like the little hat graphics they add to the description. Fun stuff!
America's Favorites - Sight Unseen
Andy Beach had quite a few strange, obscure books from his personal collection for sale at the Apartamento pop-up store in Milan last April. But America's Favorites kept us captivated for hours: A 1980 anthology of junk food that treated each item like some kind of museum specimen, listing its package dimensions, date of origin, ingredients, and backstory — from macaroni and cheese to Cheez Doodles. The best part was that there seemed to be not a trace of irony behind the presentation, a…
Swanson Frozen TV Dinners
I know you're gonna give me hell for admitting this, but here goes. Growing up, I loved Swanson frozen TV dinners. The presentation alone was enticing to an 8-year-old me. The way each item fit into a perfectly-shaped compartment and included all of my faves was too good to be true. Down-home American choices like Salisbury steak, fried chicken or turkey and gravy with stuffing paired with mashed potatoes and a pat of butter, a brownie and who could forget the mixed veggies or bright green…
THE FARM: A Tribute To The Old Red Barn Restaurants of the 1970's.
I had heard the rumors about an old Red Barn Restaurant that was still open in Racine, WI, so I had to check it out. The salad bar was missing, but that was...
General Mills History
It’s rare to see Poppin’ Fresh (the Pillsbury Doughboy) in an ad with his wife Poppie. But, as was revealed in this 1973 ad, it turns out Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls were Poppie’s idea!
1972 Dated, A & W Rootbeer Restaurant, Drink Container
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