Fun With Ghastly Mid-20th Century Cusine
I bet you thought I’d given up on posting pictures of all of this ghastly mid 20th Century cuisine, didn’t you?
Well, you were wrong!
(All images via Pinterest and are linked back to the original pin.)
Our first entry is actually a popular dish in the second decade of the 21st century.
The fact that there are quotation marks around the word taco troubles me. Maybe “taco” is actually secret code for “shit on a shingle”.
Our next dish comes from the South and features okra and something called “grapefruit butter sauce”…
I didn’t know you could make butter out of grapefruit. That impressive feat doesn’t diminish the fact that this also has okra and okra is nasty.
Our next entry in the Gallery of Very Regrettable Food is called Hamburger Stew.
It looks exactly like French Country flavor of Ragu Chicken Tonight Simmer Sauces. I only remember that such a thing existed because when it was first introduced to the public, I was in the first trimester of pregnancy and the commercial was a trigger that sent me running to the bathroom to either puke or dry heave.
Oh, look! I found the commercial!
Our next exhibit comes from the Land Down Under and it’s something called “Elaroo Apricot Glazed Gammon”.
I’m not sure what either Elaroo or Gammon is, but this is either a sad attempt at making a roast look like a Dalek or it’s a fifteen-breasted mammal being served for Sunday dinner.
Our next dish is a dessert.
Chocolate cake with Montezuma’s Revenge Buttercream Frosting.
You’ve probably heard the phrase “what has been seen cannot be unseen”.
Get ready for “what has been read cannot be unread”. Lima Bean Aspic Flan. Four words that should never, ever be used together.
And finally, this retro ad laments, “Too bad we have to call this meatloaf”.
I say, “Too bad someone actually expects people to eat this layer cake o’ crap.”