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What Good things go with Milk? According to people in 1978, Everything!!
I must admit, I'm a fan of a nice cold glass of milk too, especially when paired with chocolate or pastries. But I understand that different people have their own preferences, and I don't fault anyone for enjoying milk with other foods, even if I don't personally get it.
Now, let's talk about this ad from the late 1970s, brought to us by the California-Oregon-Washington Dairymen. They sure were determined to convince people that milk is the perfect beverage to accompany everything, and they didn't hold back in their pitch. Right from the start, the gal on the bike confidently picks hamburgers and hot dogs as the "of course" foods to enjoy with milk.
While I can wrap my head around hot dogs and hamburgers, the next one really threw me off - Spaghetti and Meatballs?! Seriously? I mean, sure, milk goes well with many things, but are they trying to tell me that nothing complements the bold flavors of fresh marinara sauce and savory meatballs like a glass of thick whole milk? That's a stretch, if you ask me.
In the 1980s, the milk folks did step up their game and delivered some iconic ads that really made me want to reach for that glass of milk. But this particular campaign falls flat for me. It feels a bit too heavy-handed, and honestly, it might even turn me off from embracing its milky message.
In the end, everyone's taste buds are different, and that's perfectly fine. So whether you enjoy milk with your hot dogs, spaghetti, or anything else, it's all about savoring what you love. Cheers to the diversity of taste and the simple joy of a refreshing glass of milk!