Vintage ads we’ll never see again

“Babies who start drinking soda have a higher chance of ‘fitting in’ during those awkward pre-teen years. Start them on a strict regimen of cola and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness!”

“The malt in the beer supplies nourishing qualities that are essential at this time!”


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8 thoughts on “Vintage ads we’ll never see again

  1. LOL—– those ads are SO —dare I say funny? But not funny when the consequences are thought of.

    I was ‘addicted’ to sugar from baby-hood on by virtue of a sugar-tit given instead of a pacifier. (Rock sugar wrapped in a bit of cheesecloth to suck on. Presumably my mother made sure I didn’t swallow it ‘cuz I’m still alive.) At least that’s my excuse for my sweets addiction. 🙂

    Googling alcohol and OTC brings up a lot of information. One is:

    Bayer, St. Joseph ‘s, generic aspirin, Scientific Name –salicylate analgesic, Benefits / Facts / Risks of Use: Fever reducer, pain reliever, blood thinner; Maximum dose can have the same effect as 0.05% alcohol in your blood.

    In some states a blood alcohol level of 0.05 ‘might’ result in a DUI. But definitely if the person is under 21 years old.
    (Although I don’t think many people are given a DUI for that reason 🙂 —– the numbers are there.)

    Kaiser Permanente (my personal vote as the worst HMO in the world) mentions Geri-tonic for:
    “Uses: This medication is a multivitamin product used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, or during pregnancy. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and help keep you in good health.”

    Presumably for the geriatric population if the name of the ‘tonic’ means anything, although pregnancy is mentioned. (Huh?)

    The alcohol content of Geri-tonic is 20.0% (hic!).
    The only ‘nod, nod, wink, wink’ Kaiser gives for a clue about the alcohol content is:

    “…tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: use/abuse of alcohol”

    See the happy people in the geriatric community. (grin)

    • Amazing, isn’t it? Cocaine for toothache (and in fact cocaine was in the original Coca-Cola!) plus beer for new mothers and cola for infants! One of my favourite old cigarette ads was the “More Doctors Smoke Camels…”

  2. You’ll never see the “Soda Pop Board of America” ad with the mom and baby again, because it never existed in the first place. It’s a fake. A clever 21st century digital spoof. However, I believe there ARE some vintage 7-Up ads with a baby drinking.

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