1920 Food Cost Comparison

Several foods (Quaker Oats, meats, eggs, muffins, potatoes, custard) with a cost comparison beneath them
Source: From a Quaker Oats advertisement, American Cookery, January, 1920

Food is expensive today. A hundred years ago people also worried about the high price of food. A 1920 Quaker Oats advertisement compared the costs of different foods, and (of course) determined that Quaker Oats was an inexpensive source of calories. Somehow I don’t think that the relationship between calories and cost would be featured in an advertisement today . . . but on second thought, maybe it still works. Not sure.