Category Archives: Food

Lykes: “When It’s Lykes, It’s Gone” (circa 1989)

A little bit of country wholesomeness from the Lykes boys: a pair of commercials for Lykes cold cuts.

Long John Silvers: “Fish and Chicken Combo” (circa 1989)

Man, what better place to get greasy deep-fried fish on a Saturday night than the local Long John Silvers? Flaky whitefish and malt vinegar takes me back to my childhood….

Little Caesars Pizza! Pizza!: “X-Ray Vision” (circa 1992)

Wouldn’t it be great to have X-ray vision? Then you could tell who had a lot of pepperoni in their bread! Also: remember when you could feed a family of 4 on less than $10?

Lays Potato Chips: “Oral Fixation” (circa 1993)

Here, kid, stop putting random things in your mouth and start putting more potato chips in it! Gosh, no wonder our nation is so obese!

Kudos: “Treat Yourself Oh So Good” (circa 1989)

Remember when granola was just becoming “a thing”? Some brilliant marketer decided to encase a bar of it in chocolate and led a revolution in “healthy” snacking. Now we have a million different granola snack bars in a million different sweet flavors, but we have to pay heed to the original….

Kroger: “Big Sale” (circa 1988)

Once upon a time, kids, Kroger had a “mascot” by the name of Alex the Butcher who appeared on television to advertise whatever their sales were for the week. Alex got into all kinds of odd situations with his coworker Max, like this one where Max hired a parade to march through the meat department.

Kentucky Fried Chicken: “3 For All” (circa 1989)

An order of chicken and fries…for $1.99. That’s still less than $5 in 2016 money! Not a bad deal at all!