Tuesday, May 15, 2007

How A-peeling!

In the 1960s, you had to expect the unexpected. Everyday items and mundane routines were transformed into unpredictable and unusual moments, with backgrounds of swirling colors and psychedelic music. Bananas were no exception.

These two Chiquita advertisements dating from those heady days are surely not one in the same. The first ad promises a 'successful banana,' and when its skin is peeled back, it is fulfilled. The second ad, however, is a product more from the strange sixties: its peel is pulled back to expose.. Jell-O (strawberry and cherry)?! All the better for making your Jell-O fruit salads!


jason67 said...

Was there ever an actual banana flavored Jell-O?

Curly Wurly said...

I don't think there was ever any banana flavored Jell-O, at least in the U.S., but there is Strawberry-Banana Jell-O. I found that another brand does have banana flavored gelatin, though. Of course, bananas are the best ingredient for your molded Jell-O salads!