Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oh Mylanta



I'm not sure what to say about these two advertisements from the olden days. I suppose if one believes the advice of the first ad, the second product was there to keep the consumer fit(?) and trim. (If you're brave, you might need to click the second image to read exactly what's being sold. For the record, I didn't know you could even use the words "sanitized," "jar-packed," and "tapeworm" in the same sentence.)
I'm told these vintage ads are authentic. . . and it makes me shudder. Silly me, to think I was worried about a few bad peanuts and pistachio nuts.

16 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

hmmmmm...tapeworms....interesting remedy! Who knows what people did back then!!!!!!!!

Grace said...

ahh the good old days...everyone was thin and they ate lard???? lol Crazy I have to almost starve not smell or look at food and still haveing a hard time these people are eating lard?? lol Thanks for sharing pass your Mylanta please.. Hugs Grace xoxoxox

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Yikes!
Blah...I think I'd rather spend time on the treadmill.

Wings and Paws Whimsies said...

Dang, I wonder if you can still buy tapeworms... might want one. LOL

Hey hop on over, having a giveaway. Hugs, MO

Sarah said...

O M G tapeworms. Cant they kill you or something? (malnutrition?)

Artfulife said...

I think we always paint this rosy picture of the past, but they did some weird stuff back in the day. I always wonder what my great grand children are going to laugh about when they take a look at the things we used to do, say and advertise.

Lori said...

"sanitized tapeworm" hmmmmm...seems a bit oxymoronic...not to mention dusgusting...uggggh!!!

madrekarin said...

So, the lard ad made me chuckle but the tapeworm ad? Gack! Easy to swallow? Were they insane? Oh, gross, gross, gross.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Sorry Madre! I hope you weren't eating breakfast! Yes, what were they thinking??????
--I promise, a pleasant post next. :)

cindy said...

I shudder to think how one sanitizes a tape worm...I shudder even more to think how one "applies" it....errggghhhhhhhwwww.

LOL
-c

Trish said...

Oh my goodness...these are interesting ads indeed.

TattingChic said...

OH MY lanta is RIGHT, LOL! Sanitized tape worms!?! Lard, LOL! OH, my!!!

Suzanne said...

EEEEWWWWWWW!!!!

twinklescrapbooks said...

Lard...scary!!! I saw an old poster that said to slather your baby in baby oil so they tan well!
tina

Jacquelynne said...

I am waiting for the product placement ad on Biggest Loser for tapeworms- you know, Bob or Jillian pulls the jar out of the fridge, it is right next to the cool whip and Extra sugar free gum....

Jann said...

Unbelievable--wonder how many tape worms they sold!