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Modern Products with Vintage Style Packaging

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Miss_Bella_Hell, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Been using Bon Ami as long as I can remember -- best thing there is for scrubbing out sinks and bathtubs.
     
  2. Bon Amie has a lower abrasive level than Comet or Ajax Cleanser (stronger than dirt) so it allows you to go with something to handle thngs when a really abrasive one will damage what you're working on.

    Also in the Don Knotts film "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" there is a discussion of the blod stained organ keys, that the stains won't come out. At that point one of the elderly ladies shouts out to confirm the problem with the stains: "And they even tried Bone Ammy!"
     
  3. BrooksNYC

    BrooksNYC New in Town

    Cheerwine.....have never had it, but the name touches my heart. So hopeful!

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    I like the bottle's odd ridges and contours, too.
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  4. CONELRAD

    CONELRAD One of the Regulars

    I believe it's a Southern thing. I've had it, and it's one of my favorite drinks, tastes sort of like cherry Coke, but with a lot more cherry than Coke. It's made with cane sugar too, so it's not just a vintage styled bottle, it's a vintage styled product.

    It's great stuff. In fact, I've got a four pack in the refrigerator right now! Been around since 1917, according to the bottle.
     
  5. BrooksNYC

    BrooksNYC New in Town

    Sounds like just a handful of Southern states sell it, which makes it even more special. Never saw it in New Orleans when I was growing up.

    I've read that it's reminiscent of Dr. Pepper, and as a fan of Dr. P., I'm sure I'd love Cheerwine. And hooray for no corn syrup! Is Cheerwine priced like regular soft drinks?
     
  6. BrooksNYC

    BrooksNYC New in Town

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    Great site, Bruce. Thanks! Who knew there were so many great-looking soda labels still around? A few that caught my eye:

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    (And Cheerwine is on sale!)
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  7. CONELRAD

    CONELRAD One of the Regulars

    Well, I buy it in Texas, and I bought one in South Carolina when I was on vacation last year, so I know they at least sell it in those two states, and I'd imagine that it spreads out some. I buy it at Cracker Barrel's country store.

    Of course, they make Dr. Pepper with cane sugar, too. And come to think of it, that has vintage style packaging, too. I don't know if that was mentioned here before.
     
  8. BrooksNYC

    BrooksNYC New in Town

    Rats. I spent three months in Charleston a few years back. This was before Cheerwine entered my consciousness, or I'd have looked for it.

    I've unearthed two restaurants in NYC that serve Cheerwine floats. If I ask nicely, maybe they'll sell me a bottle.
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  9. Saw this last weekend...

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  10. That is very cool. Any context - I haven't seen it and I buy Hershey products pretty regularly.?
     
  11. I was at the casino & hotel in French Lick, Indiana & it was in one of the shops.
     
  12. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

    Actually, I was reading in the news here in Japan just a couple of weeks ago that PET plastic soda bottles/mineral water bottles leech harmful chemicals into the beverage, and the government is considering taking action.
     
  13. Retro Spectator

    Retro Spectator Practically Family

    I just noticed, that guy on that package is the same as the guy in my avatar! Probably because I took him from a 1930's clip art book.
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    These bottles look pretty vintage styled to me.
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  14. Veronica T

    Veronica T Familiar Face

    Attaboy, Luther! Only the best American film ever.

    While searching for the Bon Ami quote, I found some Henry Darger-type made a video of his 「The Ghost And Mr Chicken」diorama.

    [video=youtube;aXgZF3t0x5o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXgZF3t0x5o[/video]

    Spooky.
     
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  15. Thank you and interesting. I'll keep an eye out for it - maybe the store special ordered the wrapping.
     
  16. Fading Fast I don't know for sure if they have those particular Hershey's products, but maybe a quick check of the front maze of crap at your local Cracker Barrel restaurant would turn some up. They always seem to have a good stock of candy in vintage packaging. It's usually down eye-level to the kids.
     
  17. Will do - thank you. There's also a very big candy store about ten blocks from where I live that gets all sorts of brands and the odd iterations of the well-known brands that I think I'll stroll down to this week.
     
  18. elisabethm

    elisabethm New in Town

    I had a Fisher Price farm set just like that when I was a kid, with the silo and everything! It was already very old when I got it, as the white fences were quite yellow. It was a hand me down from my older sister and much older cousins. Spent lots of happy hours playing with it. So did our cat, who liked to take the animals away & hide them!

    Packaging that looks vintage to me:
    Krispy Kreme donuts
    White Lily & Gold Medal flour
    The Ivory soap sold at Dollar Tree
    Campbell's soup
    Almond Roca candy
    Twinings loose leaf tea in the tins
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  19. volvomeister13

    volvomeister13 One of the Regulars

    Where'd you see that? That'd be awesome. I always get sick of the abundance of plastic bottles when I'm in Japan? What are they thinking of doing?
     

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