Category: Food & Drink

Kellogg’s Problem, 1941

A 1941 advert from Kellogg’s Cornflakes today – literally demonstrating their blitz spirit. It’s apologising for the shortage of Cornflakes in the shops, while giving themselves a hell of a (deserved) pat on the...

Sugar is Food, 1920

I think you’d have to go a long way to get a more half-arsed advert than this one, for Holland’s Everton Toffee. It simply states: “Sugar is Food. So are Sweets. Try Holland’s Everton...

Mercer’s Meat Stout, 1940

Here’s a curious advert I stumbled across in The British Newspaper Archive – it’s for Mercer’s Meat Stout. “Tastes good, does you good.” Now, I’ve heard of milk stout (Ena Sharples springs to mind),...

Aero advert, 1937

It’s more of this kind of thing today. Oh, why don’t I just go and live in 1937 if I like it so much? Anyway. I do like the 1930s approach to chocolate advertising....