Raisins for a Delicious Hot-Day Lunch

We’re reflecting on how nutrition and marketing have changed over the past 100 years (and how they have not). Here’s some delicious food for thought from the July 20, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 6:

Ad for delicious Little Sun-Maid Raisins, 1922
Ad for Sun-Maid Raisins from the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), July 20, 1922, page 6.

Advertisement reads, “5 cents. Had your iron today? Delicious hot-day lunch. Best lunch is two packages of Little Sun-Maid Raisins and a glass of milk. Tastes good when you’re hungry. Nourishes yet keeps you cool. Raisin’s 75 per cent fruit sugar is in practically predigested form, furnishing 1560 calories of energizing nutriment per pound. Doesn’t tax digestion so doesn’t heat the blood, yet energizes almost immediately. Big men eat little lunches to conserve their thinking power. Don’t overeat and lag behind the leaders. Get two packages of Little Sun-Maids now. Little Sun-Maids Between-Meal Raisins. 5 cents Everywhere — in Little Red Packages.”

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