Vintage Food Packaging

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Warden, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

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    Lyle's Golden Syrup has been named as Britain's oldest brand, with its green and gold packaging having remained almost unchanged since 1885.

    I know this is older than the 'golden age' but this news story got me wondering what food products have the same packaging as they did 70 (or older) years ago?

    See BBC news story by clicking here

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    Have a good weekend

    Harry
     
  2. Indy Magnoli

    Indy Magnoli Vendor

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    Weetbix, a staple cereal for kiwis here in New Zealand, has just brought out its original vintage packaging in celebration of its 70th anniversary:

    http://weetbix.co.nz/retro/

    It's great to see something this classic when you're just doing your usual grocery shopping. :)

    Kind regards,
    Magnoli
     
  3. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

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    Thanks for the info on the website, I just love the 'heros of weekabix' like Jean Batten.

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    Warden D
     
  4. Indy Magnoli

    Indy Magnoli Vendor

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    I just picked this commemorative tin up at the grocery store. The standard cardboard box fits into the tin, so we'll be able to use it indefinitely. :D

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    Kind regards,
    Magnoli
     
  5. Vermifuge

    Vermifuge One of the Regulars

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    what about the butcher? Why do they hide the butcher from the consumer these days?
     
  6. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Alto she has been in many incarnations, she is a constant of vintage advertising.

    LD
     
  7. artdecodame

    artdecodame One of the Regulars

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    The look of Clabber Girl (baking powder) and Maxwell House coffee have stayed pretty much the same!

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  8. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    Can't forget this;
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  9. TOTTIE

    TOTTIE One of the Regulars

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    how funny, I'm making a programme about this right now! These are pretty British brands but: Marmite (same packaging since the 1920s - and I have an original jar to prove it), Perrier (same packaging since 1900s)... Euthymol toothpaste... lots of others.
     
  10. green papaya

    green papaya One Too Many

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    HERSHEY BAR 1932

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    1932 Hershey's chocolate bar
     
  11. Gray Ghost

    Gray Ghost A-List Customer

    Cracker Barrell

    Cracker Barrell sells candies that are wrapped in vintage packaging. They have contracts with different candy companies to supply them with vintagy items. Hershey bars in the 30s style packaging and diffierent chewing gums from the 30s as well. One of my favorite places to go.

    Gray Ghost
     
  12. The Wolf

    The Wolf Call Me a Cab

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    If there was Cracker Barell anywhere near me I would buy a dozen vintage-style boxes of Cracker Jack.:essen:

    Sincerely,
    THE
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  13. Gray Ghost

    Gray Ghost A-List Customer

    Cracker Barrell

    We just had one open up in my town this past monday. Still have not had a chance to go yet. I work at night and sleep during the day. I will be checking it out for lunch on Thursday though. :essen:

    Gray Ghost
     
  14. Gray Ghost

    Gray Ghost A-List Customer

    Send me your address, and I will see what I can do.

    Gray Ghost
     

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