Diet Delight

In the ’60s, human bodies processed food differently. Men didn’t need to worry if things were fattening, so long as they ate the diet prescribed by any doctor worth his cigarettes: red meat, bacon, eggs, and moderately-priced scotch. But then the men, they went and started eating fruit, and discovered that, despite it being fruit it was bad for them, or, as this footage calls it, “fattening.” Fortunately, there was Diet Delight – regular canned fruit, with with half the calories somehow removed.

If it’s good enough for Young Dabney Coleman, it’s good enough for the men of Kennedy-era America.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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