Tag Archives: Snack Food

70s Spots: Hostess Snack Cakes (Ann Blyth, 1972 & ’74)

“Freshness never tasted so good.” A pair of Hostess snack cakes commercials featuring Academy Award-nominated actor, Ann Blyth (Mildred Pierce). Both of these spots seem to feature Blyth’s real family. The first aired in August of 1972. The second ran … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Kraft Caramels & Betty Crocker Cookies (1974)

“Thanks Mom” Snack time! Here’s two spots to curb your hunger. First we have a father and son fishing trip and a bag of Kraft Caramels. Second, Betty Crocker’s “new” Bar-Cookie mixes. Both commercials aired in February of 1974 Kraft … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Nabisco Lil’ Loaf & Lay’s Potato Chips (1974)

“The new snack that looks like a little loaf of my French bread.” More food-related commercials from February 1974 on the table today. For starters, we have a tasty new snack from Nabisco called Lil’ Loaf. I hadn’t heard of … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Sara Lee Cakes & La Choy Chinese Food (1978)

“Gonna Sara Lee love my family.” For your meal today we have Sara Lee cakes and brownies and La Choy Chinese food. Both spots aired in February of 1978. And, yes. I raised my eyebrows at the lyrics of the … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Peek Freans Cookies (1979)

“Peek Freans are a very serious cookie.” Peek Freans? I had never heard of such a thing before coming across this commercial. I don’t think we had access to these treats growing up in California in the Seventies. The spot … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Nature Valley Granola Bars (Moosie Drier, 1976)

“Snack…goes granola.” Let’s make this week a healthy one – with new, Nature Valley Granola Bars. Or rather, new for 1976. Keep your eyes peeled for ’70s child actor Moosie Drier, probably best-known for The Bob Newhart Show, and later, … Continue reading

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