Vintage Food Ads: Nabisco Bacon Thins, Parmesan Fruit Salad, And Food Sticks

Over time, food tastes change. This happens both because of trends and normal evolution, and because marketers tell us what it is that we want. On both counts, the middle of the 20th century was a terrible, terrifying time for American food.

It’s a cruel accident of history that Wheat Thins and Chicken in a Biskit are still with us, but Bacon [flavored] Thins were discontinued. If they had brought those back maybe a year and a half ago, it would have been a huge hit.

This could be some kind of sophisticated sweet-savory thing, but probably not.

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