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Eating in the Fifties

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I remember reading an an article about proportions in fast food during the 50's. Fries were 3oz. Soda was in a 7oz. Cup, burgers were 2.8oz. crazy huh?

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12 minutes ago, John Morris said:

I remember reading an an article about proportions in fast food during the 50's. Fries were 3oz. Soda was in a 7oz. Cup, burgers were 2.8oz. crazy huh?

There was a drive in place in Tucson that sold silver dollar sized burgers. IIRC, they sold a dozen in a sack for a buck. Cute car hops, too. 

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25 minutes ago, John Morris said:

Soda was in a 7oz. Cup

That allowed for the 1oz+ of ice...Some places you didn't get it in a cup. Got it straight up. Either that way or out of the machine a Coke was 6 oz. for 5 cents, then doubled to 10c. You had to drink in place or pay a 2 cents bottle deposit. The bottles went back to the bottling plant to be washed and reused. Each bottling city had their name, state cast on the bottom of the bottle.

 

We used to "draw" from the empty bottle cases to see who would buy cokes for the group. Usually went for farthest away. Our little 'ole County seat had a Coke bottling plant as did most. I took of tour a couple times in elementary school plus I had a great-uncle who worked there part-time along with his farming. "World of Coke" museum in Atlanta is a cool place to tour and go back in time...lots of free beverages at end of tour.

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53 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

I started eating in the 50's and haven't quit since:rolleyes:

Hey!!!!

That's when I started eating also!!!! :lol:

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38 minutes ago, It Was Al B said:

I was eating GI food in the 50's. You could still buy raw, whole milk with 2.3% minimum butter fat, and, it was delivered to your door.

I was probably drinking some of the whole milk through my bottle in the early 50's. B)

We used to have milk delivered to our house also.

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1 hour ago, Grandpadave52 said:

 

 

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Coke was bottled in Newburyport MA. When people started collecting these bottles, I thought I'd find one with the NBPT name on it as a collectable . Have never been able to locate one.

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We used to have a Pepsi bottling company in our town.

In fact I still some of the empty bottles in my garage.

 

   

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Mom never had to buy heavy cream for whipping . Just poured it off the top of the milk.

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I spoke too soon. Was discussing the dearth of glass bottles with Phyl. She went to the pantry and pulled out 3 ea. 24oz. Bottles of Root Beer. Seems she bought 6 of them for the grands who like Root Beer floats. She never told me cuz I would've drank 'em. I love me a black cow, every now and then. But, now that I know where she hid 'em, all bets are off.:lol:

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milk w/ heavy cream on top and once the bottles were empty you could use them to drive nails...

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Some stuff was delivered right to the door back then, bread and milk (seems like orange juice was as well) ...heck we even had a dry cleaner come though the neighborhood once a week and pick up/drop off cleaning. Mom had a little cardboard sign with the cleaners name on it she would prop in the window to get them to stop.

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