Lose ugly fat in seven days or your money back, said this ad for Odrinex from Ahlf’s Drug Store in 1960.
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).
Here’s a delightful 1960 Fredi Lowry column featuring opulence, a silly kid, and some funny rhyming slogans.