Retro is all the rage. Vintage clothes, vintage cookware, and vintage décor can be found on many different Pinterest boards and replicas can be found on retailer’s shelves. It’s trendy to have a little piece of the past.
Do old photographs catch your eye? What about old cookbooks? If you’re a lover of all things food and photography, boy, do we have a treat for you! We have unearthed some true blasts from the past – Georgia peanut recipes and food photos that are dated pre-1980s.
During 2021, we will be posting a “Retro Recipe #ThrowbackThursday” each week on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and on our website. These recipes will include an OG (original) photo from creation along with any information we have about the recipe/photo. There are recipes for all occasions and from all over the World. The good, the bad, and the truly peculiar, we will be posting them all for your enjoyment!
Be on the lookout, these recipes are ready to make their second debut very soon! If you decide to replicate the recipes, remember to snap a photo, post to social media, and tag us!
Here are just a few throwback peanut-ty facts from the 1970s!
- In 1971, Kraft introduced a peanut butter spread called Koogle. It came in several different flavors including: chocolate, vanilla and banana.
- The Peanut Pals organization, a nonprofit group dedicated to collecting Mr. Peanut and Planters memorabilia, was founded.
- New York Yankees player Reggie Jackson was so popular, Standard Brands created a candy bar and it was named for him. This was popular in the mid-late 70s. It consisted of milk chocolate, peanuts, and gooey caramel. It’s similar to a Baby Ruth bar.
- Mars create the PB Max energy bar, which is said to be the basis for all modern energy bars. It consists of peanut butter and chocolate topped with a healthy, oat-filled cookie made with whole grains.