Gee, and I did Keith Moon as my M entry for the A to Z Challenge. Would have been perfect for this… but OK.
Remember Moo Juice? It was another entry into the powdered drink market in the Sixties. It came from Pillsbury, who at the time also had the Funny Face drinks. Both were created by a man named Hal Silverman. The big thing with Moo Juice was you had the powder that mixed with milk and you had a shaker to mix them together. The product spokesman was an animated cow voiced by Frank Fontaine, who played Crazy Guggenheim on the Jackie Gleason Show. I couldn’t find a commercial on YouTube for it (meaning I put “moo juice” into the YouTube search engine and didn’t find any in the first several pages, so I said “screw it”), but here’s Frank as Crazy doing a commercial for Malt-O-Meal, a popular hot cereal of yore.
Seeing this commercial made me think about other cereals from those days, specifically Maypo. I wondered if they were made by the same company, and the answer is no, they weren’t. Malt-O-Meal was made by Malt-O-Meal Brands, now owned by Post Cereals; they also made Coco Wheats. Maypo was made by a company called Maltex, and the spokesman for Maypo was an animated character named Marky Maypo. Observe.
I guess they still make Malt-O-Meal, but not Maypo. Whatever. We never had them.
Did you have any of the culinary delights that I mentioned here?
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