Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Baetz Dairy Bar Ad - July 1949
I've written a lot on this blog about the Baetz Dairy Bar and the Lorain Arena, which was built right behind it.
I find the 1949-era ice cream flavors indicated in the illustration kind of interesting: maple walnut, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cherry, lemon and pineapple (yuck!). Nothing too exotic there. But it is 1949, don't forget. (I can't read the flavor on the top left banner; it might be butter pecan.)
Compare that to the 15 most popular ice cream flavors in 2012 (here). Vanilla is still the most popular flavor, with chocolate at #2, strawberry at #4 and cherry at #11. So the illustration is still fairly current except for the appearance of the kids. (Do little girls still wear bloomers?)
While growing up, I seem to remember that we ate a lot of the basics: chocolate, vanilla and neapolitan – with some raspberry sherbet tossed in the dessert mix fairly regularly. Usually Bowman ice cream too for many years.
Now, when the spouse and I go to Toft's (our favorite ice cream), I prefer the 'cake' flavors – cake batter and wedding cake – along with the occasional Moose Tracks.
What are your favorite flavor and brand of ice cream?