Category Archives: Food

Ocean Spray “Sweet Tart” (circa 1993)

“One taste of the Ocean Spray cranberry and people will say just about anything!” BoooowWWWWWhuppaduppadoobadoobaoohoohmowwww….

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The Olive Garden: “Language” (circa 1988)

Remember when The Olive Garden was considered “fine dining”? I remember when you would only find their establishments in the “fanciest” retail areas like Sandy Springs and Gwinnett Place. Yes, I came from one of those families that got “dressed up” to go to Olive Garden! Did you?

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Pepsi: “SEC Halftime Hysteria” (circa 1989)

Advert for the Pepsi SEC Halftime Hysteria promotion that offered prizes for qualified purchases of Pepsi products during college football season.

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Mrs. Butterworth: “The Slowest Person I Ever Met” (circa 1993)

I’m not even going to comment on this one. Just–just watch.

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Minute Maid: “New 96oz Bottle” (circa 1989)

Plastics make it possible! I was traumatized as a preschooler when I dropped a glass jug of Gatorade on the cement porch of our house one time. If only we had the plastic jugs back then!

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Milk: “It’s a Health Kick” (circa 1989)

Drink milk! It’ll make you sexy!

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Big Star: “Food Budget Tight?” (circa 1992)

Did anyone ever shop at Big Star? I remember a couple of them around Marietta–in what I remember being “sketchy” areas. There was the one where Fairground St intersects SoMar Pkwy, next to the old County Tag Office (where the Food Depot is now). I think I remember another one being up on the hill across from the Pizza Hut we used to go to at the intersection of Sandtown and Powder Springs. I still remember that big, star-shaped lighted sign glowing in the rainy night….

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McDonald’s: “The Return of The Wild West” (circa 1992)

McDonald’s went all-out with the special effects to create these commercials advertising their new Denver omelette McMuffin, breakfast burrito, and the return of the perennial favorite McRib!

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Can You Make Butter In A Coke Bottle? #ButterToastChallenge

Grant Thompson (The King of Random) double dared me to take up the #ButterToastChallenge. Think you can do it? Record yourself and show me here or on Twitter @airbornesurfer!

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McDonald’s: “New Big Mac Extra Value Meal” Commercials (circa 1992)

A pair of commercial spots for McDonald’s new Big Mac Extra Value Meal (only $2.99!), back before “order by number” was a thing.

Only three American pesos for a Big Mac, large fries, and large Coke?!? Back in the day when a crisp fiver would buy you lunch (or dinner). Also back in the day when going to McDonald’s was worth ditching your friends for! Before the dark times, before Super Size Me.

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