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When you have to #flavor your #sole with 2 cups of #clam #juice and #soy #sauce, you are doing it wrong. I guess the concept of #eating #peas with chopsticks is enough to make even the most #hungry #weight watcher just give up the fight.  #gross #food

When you have to flavor your sole with 2 cups of clam juice and soy sauce, you are doing it wrong. I guess the concept of eating peas with chopsticks is enough to make even the most hungry weight watcher just give up the fight.

A blog about the bad and ugly of food from 1930-1979

Vintage Recipes: Savory Lamb Steaks - grossly laden with ketchup. This is supposed to be a Weight Watchers recipe?

Mexican shrimp-orange salad  (Weight Watchers Recipe Cards, 1974)

Mexican shrimp orange salad - Look, the cleaning lady left the floor bucket with the mopping water on the table.

"Fried" means not actually fried.  Weight Watchers really liked to throw those quotation marks around.

"Fried" means not actually fried. Weight Watchers really liked to throw those quotation marks around.

That's right. Roll up some pork and bean sprouts in a piece of white bread and call it a "spring roll." Way to go, 1970s.

Roll up some pork and bean sprouts in a piece of white bread and call it a "spring roll.

Confront your Christmas guests with an Oscar Mayer Holiday Hostess Tree 😉

Ganges?  Isn't that a filthy river in India? (And is that a shrimp on top?? No, no no NONONO...)

The Ganges. Isn't that the famed Indian River of Sewage? Bad and Ugly of Retro Food

Bad and Ugly of Retro Food

This is a vintage Weight Watchers recipe for (fake) Sangria - tsp sherry extract, diet grape soda, and some celery curls (because there has to be something real in this dang thing!

The "caviar" is just pulverized eggplant. Yes, being on Weight Watchers back in the 70's must have been horrible.  Then again, I would rather starve myself than eat anything on these cards.

Eggplant Caviar (Weight Watchers Recipe Cards, - pfft, caviar, there is not one fish egg in sight here. Let's just call a spade a spade - it's eggplant puree, okay?

A blog about the bad and ugly of food from 1930-1979

A blog about the bad and ugly of food from 1930-1979

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