1945: Get Slimmer Without Exercise

1945: Why Be Fat?

1945: Why Be Fat?

Why be fat, asked this 1945 advertisement. Get slimmer without exercise!

While it sounded quite a bit like snake oil, I guess the idea was that the candy reduced the sense of taste, which made you less likely to eat (since you couldn’t taste anything anyway).

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Kari Lucin is a staff writer for the Jamestown Sun of Jamestown, N.D., a regional news site at jamestownsun.com, where she writes, dabbles joyfully in multimedia, and updates social media content.
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