Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hot food trends: 1911

The appearance of the Hawaiian pineapple in slices on the market, all ready for use, added another base for the preparation of fancy sundaes, which has proved to be exceedingly popular. While pineapple sundaes of this class have been on the market for some time, the trouble of pealing, slicing and preparing the pineapple for use was so great, that but few cared to bother with them.
Here's an advertisement for Dole's pineapple juice:



The ad reads:
Physicians prescribe it in throat, stomach and intestinal trouble. A refreshing drink during fever and convalescence.
So pineapples were also part of a health fad. Instead of curing cancer or Alzheimer's, people thought their food would cure indigestion.

--From The Spatula--

4 comments:

Bissage said...

I very much like pineapple juice!

I think I used to take pills made from pineapple stuff, back in the 1980s or something. You guessed it, for digestion.

No wait! That wasn't me. That was one of my commrades-in-beers who did that.

It's getting hard to keep track.

Do they still have "health food stores?"

Got me.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Actually pineapples and the juice have enzymes that DO help in digestion.

That's why we use pineapple juice in some marinades. It breaks down the protein and pre tenderizes meats.

Cooking trivia.

Trooper York said...

And of course the fact that drinking pineapple juice makes the vajay-jay taste sweeter is a great side effect.

Trooper York said...

Allegedly.