Thursday, July 31, 2008

Then And Now # 5 - Minute Tapioca

A Minute Tapioca recipe booklet from 1934. "Recipes with glad news in them" -who could ask for more than that?

And then, shown here in a magazine advertisement from 1956:
And here is how it looks today:
I actually really like tapioca pudding, and I have very fond memories of Mother making it for us when we were little, but I can't even remember the last time I made it from scratch. Some of the store-bought ones available now in the dairy case are pretty good! These days, I would be more likely to just use it in a recipe for cherry pie, or something like that. I'm glad it's still around, though.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm glad you enjoy our Barbie Wed. I always enjoy your advertising memorabilia. I collect advertising tins and old coffee jars. Oh, who am I kidding, I collect everything! Have a nice day! Twyla

Shara said...

My Mom used to make me homemade Tapioca and I loved it. I tried making some from for my son out of the pearls a few years ago. Patooey. I'll stick to Swiss Miss.