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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Candy's dandy but is it for breakfast?

It's not often that you find an advertisement that is unashamed to admit that it is bad for you. Well, I can say that I actually found that, but now that we know that sugar doesn't exactly cure cancer, it is fun to see ads that sold it like it did.
 I don't remember these bears. By the 60's and 70's they were down to a single bear, possibly due to lay-offs in the animation world. For the 1960's commercial take a look below.

 Cavorting with the dead!? Is this some kind of sugar induced hell?
 We all know (I guess) that there was a ban on advertising cereals with sugar, though I don't think they did anything to remove the sugar, they were just no longer allowed to put it on the label. Sugar Smacks was changed to Honey Smacks and Sugar Crisp, which became Super Sugar Crisp was eventually changed to Golden Crisp. Take a look at a commercial for the cereal from the 60's.

1 comment:

  1. "Can't get enough of that Sugar Crips"...I still remember the song.


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