Friday, May 18, 2012


Why did I buy the topic of today's post?  I don't have to explain myself to you or anybody else!  I don't know what makes me buy empty vintage grocery cans.  Maybe their throwback design.  Maybe their reminder of the days of my youth.  Maybe their 25 cent price tag?

At any rate, when I saw these sitting in the basement of an estate sale home, I grabbed them.

When I saw this can, I thought the same thing a friend shouted when I showed it to him: "Don't open that can!"

I always wondered why anyone would fall for those snake in a nut can gags.  I'd never seen nuts delivered in such a fashion.  Apparently, there was a time when they were.

 My father worked for A&P groceries for at least 20 years.  I'm sure we had a can or two of this around the house during the holidays.  I actually like egg nog, but I don't think I could go it in powdered form.  "A Sterilized Product".  Thank God it can't reproduce.

Anybody up for Egg Nog Pancakes?

Non? Zen how about its French cousine?

This nog had shelf date of June of 1974. 

And finally, from the familiar supplier of pet products Hartz comes Song Food for birds. Also available for parrots and cockatoos,  Hartz Talk Food.

1 comment:

  1. dude, i would totally try that stuff. it's made to outlast a nuclear war! and who knew that party nuts actually came packaged like that at one time? i always thought it was just lame design.


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