Friday, November 18, 2016

Sugardale Semi-Boneless Ham Ad – Nov. 1, 1956

Okay, enough with the lunch meat; it's time for real meat.

That's the subject of today's post: dee-lishus Sugardale Semi-Boneless Ham, as seen in this ad that ran in the Lorain Journal on November 1, 1956 – 60 years ago this month.

(Please don't ask me why I'm featuring ham on this blog today instead of turkey.)

Anyway, the part of the ad that caught my attention, of course, is the cute Sugardale advertising mascot: Hamlet. Like all pig advertising mascots, he has no problem carving up (shudder) and serving up his own kind to us hungry humans.

Hamlet used to be featured prominently on Sugardale packages. These days, however, the chef-hatted piglet is apparently semi-retired. I couldn't even find hide nor ham of him on the Sugardale website.

UPDATE (November 21, 2016)
I purchased a package of Sugardale Bunfull Hot Dogs over the weekend (in the interest of journalistic research, of course). Hamlet is indeed still on the package (below).

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