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).

About Kari Lucin

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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