1921 Carnation Milk Advertisement

Advertisement for Carnation Milk
Source: American Cookery (August, 1921)

This 1921 ad works for me. I’m not a fan of evaporated milk, but I’m already trying to think of recipes that call for evaporated milk –  pumpkin pie . . . what else? According to Wikipedia, Carnation first used the milk “from contented cows” slogan in 1907 – and continued to use it for many decides.

9 thoughts on “1921 Carnation Milk Advertisement

  1. Automatic Gardener had the same thought I did. According to Blue Bell, their ice cream is so good because their cows think that Brenham (the home of the dairy) is heaven. Here’s an ad from 1985. They still carry on the theme in a variety of ways. And, no — apart from pumpkin pie, I can’t think of a way I’ve used evaporated milk.

  2. I know it has a lot of uses, but right now all I can think of is my mom’s fudge. I remember ads with California cows who were supposed to be very happy, but I can’t remember what they were advertising. I do wonder how well the cute and catchy ads do at actually getting people to buy the product.

  3. I liked seeing this old ad, Sheryl, and interesting that the packaging hasn’t changed a bit. Martha Stewart has created many recipes with evaporated and condensed milks.

  4. Sausage gravy and biscuits, I use it in the biscuits when I make them and then one can plus two cups of water for the gravy! Pretty damn good, if you ask me.

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