Friday, September 25, 2009

Then And Now #48 Quaker Oats

Good old Quaker Oats and Oatmeal. Remember when the nice Quaker gentleman on the label used to say "Nothing is better for thee than me."? I do. This ad is from 1948:
And this one, from 1959:
Instant oatmeal with FIBER! from 1978:

And a somewhat current box of what is possibly consumed by more of us these days (just because it's so quick and easy) - Instant Oatmeal:

I found this great green Cameo pattern depression glass jar at a thrift shop in Diamond Springs. I passed it up the first time because it was $8, didn't have a lid, and had the little "Oatmeal" decal, which is on there for life. But, unlike what usually happens, when I went back, it was still there - so I scooped it up. I did have a lid already, which belongs to another jar - and I decided that it was perfect for holding my oatmeal packets!

Why didn't I think of that at first? If I wind up using it to hold something else, I'll just turn it around- there's no decal on the other side! Duh.


Tina Dawn said...

I love oatmeal. In the instant packets my favorite is raisin, date & walnut which I can't always find. Maybe I should just add my own to the regular old fashioned oats. I guess they retired the old Quaker gentleman. Too gentle for modern life. I don't think I would let my granddaughter put a whole 1/2 cup of syrup on her oatmeal, but it does sound good, although I prefer just some raisins and a bit of milk, no sugar. Your jar is great, good marriage with the lid. I hope the jar that lost its lid is okay without it. Love T

Jennifer D said...


I also thought they put on a bit too much syrup... too sweet.
It is fantastic that you already had the perfect lid.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Good Fun! Good Eats!

yosemite faith said...

and of course heidi just happens to have a lid that fits!!!! OMG the thrift shops should call you first-buy your lids & then put the item up for sale! HA! no not really then there would be no bargains......heidi you never cease to amaze me-i mean that in a good way. i love old fashioned oatmeal-in the winter that is often what john and i have for dinner-settles well-we sleep better and it is warm & filling. i add walnuts & sometimes berries.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love that little jar. The decal is adorable. Also love oatmeal. It's one of my favorite foods! Twyla

Rnormfoto said...

that 1948 ad is a riot!