It's so interesting to study packaging design from a time when processed foods were really hitting their stride. Some of these brands may look familiar to American consumers, but some of the foods are totally defunct and I'm so curious to taste them! (Tiger-Tiger ice cream!?). The products / ads below are mostly from the '60s and '70s.
Apparently sugary cereal was really gaining popularity at this time.
I love all the star-shaped cereals that were made. I'd eat these today.
Finally, I find it hilarious how many toaster products lined the shelves. I guess this was before the microwave revolution, after all.
(Oh my goodness, over the holidays we discovered my stepmom's crazy microwave cookbook (similar to this) from the '80s. It told you how to make literally everything in the microwave. Whole turkeys. Bread. Cookies. Some of the recipes involved microwaving metal. I don't know.)
All of these images are from grickily's awesome collection of vintage packaging and ads. See more at the Krazy Kids Items Flickr Set.