Nowadays when we look at Food advertisements, we don’t take a second thought as to whether the foods looks eatable or appetizing . But in the past it was a different story! They had some very weird (and gross!) ideas about what food looked good. Some pretty disgusting vintage food advertising were around then like Salad Jelly and a fixation with spam!

This collection of 29 Disgusting Vintage Food Advertisements are mostly from the 50’s and 60’s. It’s amazing how far food advertisements have come in terms of the presentation of food. Be warned some of these food advertisements also include recipe – I wouldn’t attempt to cook them if I were you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via BuzzFeed

This truly incredible ad for canned yams:

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An ad for vegetable and celery-flavored Jell-O, which apparently existed.

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A Miracle Whip ad that suggests that you should mix it with gelatin, fruit, and lemonade?!

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This SPAM ad featuring a recipe for "Fiesta Peach SPAM Bake."

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A Campbell's ad that suggests mixing canned tomato soup with milk and cinnamon.

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A canned vegetable ad with a recipe for something truly unspeakable.

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An ad for dessert mixes that looks more like a still from Hannibal .

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Another ad for Miracle Whip, which victimizes an innocent head of lettuce.

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A sinister ad for a mysterious canned meat product called Prem.

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An add for canned seafood that might put you off fish forever.

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This borderline-NSFW ad for canned Vienna sausage:

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An ad for canned "meat spreads" that literally have a devil on the packaging.

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A deeply gloopy ad for Swanson's canned turkey and "Chicken a la King."

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A canned cranberry sauce ad featuring the least appetizing chicken stew you've ever seen.

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An ad for what must have been an ill-fated Crisco competitor:

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A Hellmann's ad featuring not just one but THREE recipes that will probably give you explosive diarrhea.

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An ad for canned peaches that also involves Miracle Whip, because of course it does.

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A fried onions ad that seems fine until you see the horrifying onion-fish staring at you.

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An ad for beans that displays some questionable hot dog innovation.

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