Tuesday, June 26, 2012

P is for Pudding: Retro Chocolate Pudding Ads & Recipes

Today is National Chocolate Pudding Day, and yes, you can make your own pudding from scratch. I usually do. But it's amazing what a revolutionary powdered chocolate pudding made on the American food landscape. 

According to Jell-O history, chocolate 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. 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.

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...

Oh Janet! This may just be my very best favorite post EVER!!! Just fabulous! Now you know I had to Pin at least one of them, lol...I chose the Torte!

Thank you so much for sharing...

P.S. If you need or want help fixing your lightbox, just let me know:) I found the "secret" way to turn it off:)

Anonymous said...

What a fun retro collection of jello ads!

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog!
Boston cream Pie is my favorite. It was my birthday cake every year growing up. Now you know how old I am!

Jen @ Savory Simple said...

These are great!

lisa is cooking said...

Wow, pudding is napoleons. So chic for 1967! These ads are great.

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous line up! Fun post :)
Mary x

Anonymous said...

This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing this with us; Jesus Christ Bless! ;)