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Vintage Food Package Designs and Ads for Your Culinary Nostalgia

When I was a kid I wanted to eat something only if the commercial was cool or the package had at least one hero on it, or an image related to an action movie or a cartoon. If the box contained the Cartoon Network or Star Wars logo, then it didn’t matter what was inside. 

In this article you can see a collection of some retro food packages and advertisements starting from 1945 and all the way to the 1990s. Do you remember what was your favorite food, sweet or drink in your childhood?

The New Way to Take Vitamins … for Better Results!  (1945)

Sealtest (1955)

All Done for You! (1955)

1985 General Mills Count Chocula Cereal Box

Old General Foods Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables Box

1994 Good Humor Popsicle Ice Pops Box

1993 Jolly Time Microwave Pop Corn Box Yogi Bear Cartoon Network

1972 General Foods Jell-O

Iglo Buttergemuese German Ad 1973

1991 Grist Mill Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters Fruit Snacks Box

Shoney’s Big Boy – 1965

Make It a Whopper, 1976

McDonald’s – 1974

Nestle’s Choco-Bake Mix, 1960’s

Pretty Hot Rolls, 1966

Lipton 1958

1994 Frito Lay Doritos Star Wars Bags Taco Bell Trilogy

Kelloggs Concentrate 1961

Lawry’s Tacos – 1970

Hires Root Beer – 1970

McDonald’s 1990 commercials – Food, Folks and Fun

Taco Bell 1990 Commercial

 Kid Cuisine MEGA MEAL (early ’90s)

Reese’s – 1990s

Ritz Bits Nacho Cheese Sandwiches ad from 1990

KFC – I Like It Like That III – Australian Ad 1993

Cheese Ad- New Attitude (1993)


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