Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Another Baby Boomer staple on its way out

We're losing Wonder Bread as an option, at least here in the Northwest.

Another bit of Baby Boomer pop culture bites the dust...

(Be honest, now. Did you used to tear it into pieces and roll it into balls as a kid?)

Actually, Wonder Bread predates us Boomers. It came out in 1921.

Then it underwent major changes in the 1940s. From an article by Marcelene Edwards in the The News Tribune:

The miracle: In 1941, Wonder Bread participated in a government-supported move to enrich white bread with vitamins and minerals. Known as the “quiet miracle,” bread enrichment brought essential nutrients to people who previously could not afford nutritious foods.

hat tip: Out of the binjo ditch.

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