We Know A Good Thing When We See It
Bakers in 1894 sure did know a good thing when they saw it. Gold Medal Flour was so popular, in fact, that the mills were putting out 13,500 barrels per day!
September 17, 2014

We Know A Good Thing When We See It

Bakers in 1894 sure did know a good thing when they saw it. Gold Medal Flour was so popular, in fact, that the mills were putting out 13,500 barrels per day!

Tags:  history   gold medal flour   1800s   1890s   General Mills   minneapolis  
A Classic
Need even more proof that Cheerios is a classic? This box is from 1961, but it would still fit in perfectly on grocery store shelves today.
September 16, 2014

A Classic

Need even more proof that Cheerios is a classic? This box is from 1961, but it would still fit in perfectly on grocery store shelves today.

Tags:  food   breakfast   cereal   cheerios   1960s   vintage   Retro   General Mills  
Jolly Green Tuba
He is a giant of many talents — including a stint as a tuba player in 1950. And with corn this sweet and delicious, the Green Giant definitely deserves to toot his own horn. 
September 15, 2014

Jolly Green Tuba

He is a giant of many talents — including a stint as a tuba player in 1950. And with corn this sweet and delicious, the Green Giant definitely deserves to toot his own horn. 

Tags:  food   vegetables   green giant   1950s   vintage ad   Retro   tuba   General Mills  
MOAR Cocoa Puffs
These three hungry (vaguely Dickensian) children were very hungry and raising their spoons for Cocoa Puffs in 1960. As a bonus, they got free comic books too! 
September 12, 2014

MOAR Cocoa Puffs

These three hungry (vaguely Dickensian) children were very hungry and raising their spoons for Cocoa Puffs in 1960. As a bonus, they got free comic books too! 

Tags:  food   breakfast   cereal   cocoa puffs   1960s   vintage   Retro   General Mills  
Ginger In Just Three Steps
What was the quick and easy treat sensation that swept the nation in 1947? Betty Crocker’s Ginger Cake! Just add water, mix and bake! And, if you never tell anyone your secret, Betty won’t tell that it’s not your grandmother’s recipe that takes hours to make. 
September 10, 2014

Ginger In Just Three Steps

What was the quick and easy treat sensation that swept the nation in 1947? Betty Crocker’s Ginger Cake! Just add water, mix and bake! And, if you never tell anyone your secret, Betty won’t tell that it’s not your grandmother’s recipe that takes hours to make. 

Tags:  food   cake   history   1940s   Betty Crocker   vintage   Retro   General Mills  
West Chicago ‘66
Welcome to the General Mills West Chicago office circa 1966. The receptionist will ring the person you’re visiting to let them know you’re here. Have a seat in a Bertoia Diamond chair while you wait!
September 9, 2014

West Chicago ‘66

Welcome to the General Mills West Chicago office circa 1966. The receptionist will ring the person you’re visiting to let them know you’re here. Have a seat in a Bertoia Diamond chair while you wait!

Tags:  history   midcentury modern   bertoia   1960s   vintage   Retro   General Mills