All from American Can Company cans… (Oct, 1955)

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All from American Can Company cans…

FRUITS that need 110 fixing, no fussing. They’re the finest fruits ever . . . because American Can experts work constantly with growers to help them improve their crops and harvest methods.

CRANBERRY SAUCE AND NUTS that are the flavor of this pretty coffee cake. Two more ways that Canco cans add variety to your breakfast.

Cranberry-Nut Coffee Cake Mix 1-1/4 cups biscuit mix, 2 tbsps. sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; stir in 1/3 cup milk. Roll into 9-in. square on floured board; brush with melted butter. Spread with 1/2 cup drained, canned cranberry sauce and 1/2 cup canned, chopped almonds. Roll, jelly-roll style; seal edges; form into coil. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake in hot oven (400° F.) 20 minutes, or until brown. Frost with sugar glaze; garnish with cranberries and almonds. 6-8 servings.

CORNED BEEF HASH that is such a tasty accompaniment to scrambled eggs. One of more than 130 different meat products for which American Can Company makes cans.

COCOA AND COFFEE good and rich and full of flavor because they come sealed in Canco cans. It was American Can scientists who invented the familiar vacuum-pack coffee can.

CORN AND DEVILED HAM that make these pancakes “something special.” The golden goodness of the corn is protected for you by a special enamel can lining, invented by Canco.

Deviled Corn Cakes 2 cups packaged pancake mix 1 can (1 lb) whole kernel corn, drained 1 large or 2 small cans deviled ham Prepare pancake mix according to label directions; stir in corn and deviled ham. Bake on lightly greased griddle until golden brown, turning once. Serve with maple syrup. Makes 20 4-inch cakes.

SAUSAGES both breakfast and Vienna, ready to sizzle and serve. Real time-savers—and you’ll notice there’s practically no shrinkage when you start with meats from Canco cans.

ORANGE JUICE that is as rich in vitamins as in flavor. A process to take vitamin-destroying oxygen out of cans quickly and completely, before they are sealed, is another American Can Company development.

Canco—Registered Trademark of American Can Company, N. Y., N. Y.

AMERICAN CAN COMPANY
If it comes in a Canco can—it comes to you at its best!

8 comments
  1. Mitch says: September 7, 201110:14 am

    C.F. The Gallery of Regrettable Food (http://lileks.com/insti…)

    For the record, canned OJ is _horrible_ and deviled ham truly is from hell.

    OTOH, canned offee, nuts, ‘canberry’ sauce, canned pears, etc. are all things that truly have improved the lives of many.

    But pancakes made with Bisquik, deviled ham and canned corn, served with maple syrup? Really? Yikes! (and Yuck!)

  2. Hirudinea says: September 7, 201110:14 am

    I tried a can of corned beef hash once (I love good corned beef hash!) and I’ed say it was like dog food, but I don’t think any self respecting dog would have ate it! Some things don’t belong in a can!

  3. Slow Joe Crow says: September 7, 201110:28 am

    Sadly, during the 1980s American Can turned its back on manufacturing, renamed itself Primerica and became a “financial services company”.

  4. M.S.W. says: September 7, 20111:50 pm

    One could argue “Slow Joe Crow” that American Can/Primerica went on to the next business logical approach to use the ideas/concepts of canning over processed, barely edible products into the equal quality of “canning” fiscal plans into over hyped promises of goodness, even though the truth is that within the canned product are also unsavory products. ;)

  5. Charlene says: September 8, 20119:48 am

    How people of the day loved their modern, progressive, hygienic, sanitary processed food: nothing like the old-fashioned, dirty, inconvenient fresh stuff they were forced to subsist on during the War. So what if everything tasted like the tin can – that was the price you paid for progress.

  6. JMyint says: September 8, 20111:08 pm

    That inconvenient fresh stuff was indeed inconvenient. Fresh fruits and vegetables were only available for a few weeks in the summer and meat would only last a day or two without refrigeration. Canned food however lasts for upwards of seven years.

    In the 50s things were still seasonal to an extent, yes you could get lettuce and tomatoes from California and Texas but even they had seasons and were expensive. Now you find fruits and vegetables from Chile and Argentina in the supermarket. So all year long you now get produce transported from all over the world.

    Now canned food, like fresh food, requires preparation. For good corned beef hash you need:

    1 can corned beef hash
    1 can corned beef
    1 medium onion
    1 bell pepper

    Chop up the onion and bell pepper. Empty the can of corned beef and the can of hash into a greased skillet on medium heat. Add the onion and green pepper. Stir while cooking until the onion begins to clarify. Season to taste.

    Damn that made me hungry just thinking about it.

  7. Aya Reiko says: September 10, 201112:53 am

    A.C.C. would become Primerica, when then merged with Commercial Credit Company, which eventually became Citigroup.

  8. blast says: September 13, 20115:51 pm

    “All from American Can Company cans…”

    Lost my appetite at the first sentence. Ewww.

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