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Vintage kitchen collectibles: Sweet*10 with saccharin AND sodium cyclamate, Mixed-Vegetable flavor Jello (yum!), Birds Eye Quick Frozen Chicken Pie and French Fried Potatoes, Brillo Soap Pads, Cut-Rite Wax Paper, and birthday candles shaped like little boats. From 'Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-collectibles.htm
 

Though disposable items like these were made by the millions, very few survive. So kitchen collectibles of this sort are very hard to find. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted “Mixed Vegatable”-flavored Jello, have you? Don’t think I want to either. Upper left is a little dispenser for Sweet*10 coffee sweetener cubes from the mid ’60s. These contained not only saccharin, but sodium cyclamate too, a sweetener banned in the United States in 1969.

Vintage collectibles in the kitchen: Great Shakes Drink Mix packets and dispenser (General Foods) mid-late 1960s, Minute Maid Concentrated Orange Juice (Minute Maid Corp, New York) c.1950, Concentrate for Grape 'N Lemonade and Concentrated Orange Juice (both Minute Maid, Orlando Florida) c.early 1960s, Citra-Gold Grapefruit Juice (E.A. Silzle Co.) 1938. From the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-collectibles.htm
 

“Any place can be a soda fountain now, with Great Shakes, new Great Shakes.” I loved Great Shakes in the ’60s and searched a very long time before I found this new-old-stock box of mix packets and shaker.

Vintage Kitchen Collectibles: Kellogg's Rice Krispies c.1950, Post's Bran Flakes (Postum Company, Battle Creek, Michigan) c.1930, Quaker Puffed Wheat (The Quaker Oats Company) 'Steam Exploded 8 Times Normal Size!' c.1940s, Sugar Jets (General Mills) late 1950s. Jets was my favorite as a kid and I miss them and I want them back now! From 'Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-collectibles.htm
 

Early cereal boxes are fun to collect. Before the ’50s, they were rather staid in appearance as you can see in the bran flakes and puffed wheat examples. By the late ’50s, the likes of Sugar Jets appeared with bright colorful packaging. Jets was my favorite as a kid and I miss them and I want them back now!

 

Top: Sweet*10 No Calorie Coffee Sweetener (probably Pillsbury) 1960s, Mixed Vegatable flavor Jell-O from General Foods, c.1960s, Birds Eye (General Foods) Quick-Frozen Chicken Pie and French Fried Potatoes c.1960s, Brillo Soap Pads c.1940s, Novelty Birthday Candles (boat-shaped) by Gurley Novelty c.1950s, Scott Cut-Rite Wax Paper 1962.

Great Shakes Vanilla Imitation Flavor Drink Mix packets and dispenser (General Foods) mid-late 1960s, Minute Maid Concentrated Orange Juice (Minute Maid Corp, New York) c.1950 "Important: Store in ice cube unit of refrigerator until ready to use," Minute Maid Concentrate for Grape 'N Lemonade and Minute Maid Concentrated Orange Juice (both Minute Maid Corporation, Orlando Florida) c.early 1960s, Citra-Gold Grapefruit Juice (E.A. Silzle Co.) 1938.

Kellogg's Rice Krispies c.1950, Post's Bran Flakes (Postum Company, Battle Creek, Michigan) c.1930, Quaker Puffed Wheat (The Quaker Oats Company) "Steam Exploded 8 Times Normal Size!" c.1940s, Sugar Jets (General Mills) late 1950s.

The greatest thing since sliced bread, this c.1933 Wonder bread label proclaims it is 'wonder-cut' and features the NRA (National Recovery Administration) symbol. I'm not much on framing or mounting collectibles that were never intended to be seen in that manner, but this one was all framed when I bought it and it went on my kitchen wall just like that. From the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-collectibles.htm
  Clove Life Savers, Gum: Warrens Mint Cocktail, 1947, Wrigley's Juicy Fruit & Wrigley's Spearmint from the WW2 years when foil was conserved, Adams Black Jack, 1960s, and Wrigley's Doublemint. Beech-Nut Black Cough Drops c.1960, Kool-Aid 'base for soft drinks and desserts' (Perkins Products), patent date 1936, this pkg dated 1942, Tums (Lewis Howe), c.1950. From the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-collectibles.htm
Above: Clove-flavored Life Savers candy c.1958 USA, Warrens Mint Cocktail chewing gum, 1947 (Bowman Gum, USA), Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum and Wrigley's Spearmint gum (these gums are here wrapped in paper, not foil, indicating that these are likely from the World War 2 years when foil was conserved), Adams Black Jack gum, 1960s, USA, Wrigley's Doublemint gum, Beech-Nut Black Cough Drops c.1960 USA, Kool-Aid "base for soft drinks and desserts" (Perkins Products, USA), patent date 1936, this package dated 1942, Tums (Lewis Howe, USA) c.1950.

Left: The greatest thing since sliced bread, this c.1933 Wonder bread label proclaims it is "wonder-cut" and features the NRA (National Recovery Administration) symbol. I'm not much on framing or mounting collectibles that were never intended to be seen in that manner, but this one was all framed when I bought it and it went on my kitchen wall just like that.