What kind of products did these popular 1950s brands make?

Do you know the difference between Ipana, Pi-Li and Puss 'N Boots?

We were flipping through some old magazines from the Eisenhower era. It's one of our favorite ways to pass the time. The fashions, the photos, the recipes — it's an easy portal back in time.

Of course, those midcentury magazines were also filled with advertisements. Many of them seemed to be for ketchup, for some reason. Anyway… most of the brands would be familiar to families today. Some grocery staples have stood the test of time.

But there were also dozens of brands we had totally forgotten about. Some vanished long ago. Others have simply been overshadowed over the decades. 

Here are 1950 popular brands that popped up in numerous magazines of the 1950s. See if you can remember what products were attached to them! Good luck! If you can get more than 10, you are a true pop culture expert.
  1. What was in a tube of Ipana?
  2. What would you find inside a can of Treet?
  3. What would you wash with Lavoris?
  4. In the 1950s, Canada Dry rolled out its Spur. What was the flavor of this soft drink?
  5. Mum was the word… but for what?
  6. What came in a can of Puss 'N Boots?
  7. A young Mary Tyler Moore once starred in commercials for Hotpoint. What would you buy from the company?
  8. What did Cameo make?
  9. What would you shake from a can of Ac'cent?
  10. What in market did White King rule?
  11. Ping, Pong and Pi-Li were fun to say. But what were they?
  12. You could find a Tussy ad in just about every women's magazine. What did it make?
  13. What was in a box of Rit?
  14. What was Sucaryl?
  15. Finally, what kind of product would a company named Rust Craft make?

What kind of products did these popular 1950s brands make?

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WILD 21 months ago
You got 13 out of 15
Well done! You either grew up in the 1950s or have a keen sense for grocery store branding.

Put those sharp skills to the test in another quiz!

Remember your ABC's - Accent Before Cooking.
JerryWithers 21 months ago
#2: Now with "Onion Power"! :D :D :D
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