Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The day Swanson TV dinners killed international cuisine.

(click, via)
Actually, I don't know the day, but the year was 1967. Other old people from a poor-ish background are maybe familiar with the shit-mouth flavor of Swanson TV dinners. (Anybody eaten them lately? Have they improved?) But luckily for me, my parents never ventured into foreign territory. That Chinese slop looks like cooked dog and dog puke. Previously: Stouffer's turns spinach into a puke brick.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, the Mexican style was my favorite. Mom never bought the other ones though.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Simon Gross said...

Instant food looks normally great in the ad but shit in real life.

Since this food already looks like shit in the ad, one can only imagine the horror.

9:30 PM  
Anonymous RobbieR said...

Imagine how exciting this must have sounded at the time.

5:53 AM  
Blogger timeoutofmind said...

'fancy' waiters. heh.

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They tasted SO much better than anything my mother made, and we usually got the chicken, turkey or Salisbury "steak". But I remember loving the sweet & sour cabbage, the fried shrimp and sauce, and the gooey Italian entree. Peeling back the foil was a thrill, and something about the segmented dishes appealed to me a lot. Now I use bento boxes whenever possible. Connection?

2:51 PM  

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