1950s. Evil apple. | One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

Late 1960s. | One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

1950s. Unbelievable. | One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

Copy from above ad. Read how insidious it is — a PR master class. | One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

Copy from above ad. Read how insidious it is — a PR master class. | One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History (Sugar is Good For You!), Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2 - BuzzFeed Mobile

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2  The Sugar Association — up until the mid-1970s — aggressively advertised sugar as a healthy weight loss and diet aid.

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2 The Sugar Association — up until the mid-1970s — aggressively advertised sugar as a healthy weight loss and diet aid.

BuzzFeed explores why The Jolly Green Giant is the scariest mascot in advertising history.

The Creepiest Mascot In Advertising History

BuzzFeed explores why The Jolly Green Giant is the scariest mascot in advertising history.

“Only 18 calories per teaspoon in Domino Pure Cane Sugar… and they’re all quick energy!”  We’re not sure we follow this argument! An avocado, for example, has a lot more calories than sugar, but it has nutritional benefits, too. Oh, it tastes a lot better than three teaspoons of sugar. – I Quit Sugar

Feed your baby soda! (+ 4 more outrageous claims from old sugar ads)

“Only 18 calories per teaspoon in Domino Pure Cane Sugar… and they’re all quick energy!” We’re not sure we follow this argument! An avocado, for example, has a lot more calories than sugar, but it has nutritional benefits, too. Oh, it tastes a lot better than three teaspoons of sugar. – I Quit Sugar

And here’s the most unbelievable headline. Early 1970s. | One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

And here’s the most unbelievable headline. Early 1970s. | One Of The Biggest Con Jobs In Advertising History, Part 2

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