Friday, June 26, 2015

National Chocolate Pudding Day! Retro Ads & Recipes 1960s campaign!

Today is National Chocolate Pudding Day, and I just had to post these Retro Ads & Recipes from Jell-O Pudding. This was such a cool ad campaign. Of course, you can make your own pudding from scratch. I usually do. But it's amazing what an impact powdered chocolate pudding made on the American food landscape. 

According to Jell-O history, chocolate pudding was introduced into the Jell-O family early on but discontinued in 1927. In 1936, chocolate returned to the Jell-O lineup, this time as an instant pudding made with milk. Just an FYI, today there are several Jell-o chocolate pudding flavors including Devil's Food, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Fudge and Oreo Cookies 'n Creme.

Jell-O Pudding in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s jumped on the advertising bandwagon of this easy yet versatile dessert. I was especially taken by the Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Ad campaign of the 60s. Do you think Don Draper had the account?

So for your pleasure on this yummy holiday, I give you the Jell-O "Now, pudding is..." Each advertisement includes a recipe, too. Advertisements appeared in Life Magazine. If you can't read the recipes, click on the photo. If you still can't read them, post a comment, and I'll post the recipe!

Happy Chocolate Pudding Day!

Now, pudding is cheesecake: May 26, 1967

Now, pudding is pop: June 23, 1967

Now, pudding is napoleons: April 28, 1967

Now, pudding is torte: September 15, 1967

Now, pudding is eclairs: January 19, 1968

Now, pudding is fudge: March 8, 1968

Now, pudding is Boston Cream Pie: March 29, 1968

Now, pudding is brownies: October 11, 1968

Now, pudding is Bavarian: July 12, 1968


~~louise~~ said...

Happy Chocolate Pudding Day Janet! What great retro ads, lol...

Thank you so much for sharing...

P.S. I'm not back to blogging yet but I just had to pop by and wish you a Happy National Chocolate Pudding Day!!!

Janet Rudolph said...

So good to hear from you. Was starting to worry. Hope all is well.