Maybe it’s a carry-over from WWII when it was rationed. but the insistence on “locally grown” U&I (Utah and Idaho) gives away the true motive, I think (as #5 alluded to.)
A quick internet search reveals that sugar consumption per person has increased from 90 lbs/year in 1950 to 160 lbs/yr in 2000. And that doesn’t count the rise in other sweeteners such as corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.
But imagine kids running around on sugar highs and no TV to put them down in front of. Beautiful!
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 18, 2009 @ 3:25 am
My grandmother was raising her children during this decade. She must have made tens of thousands of cookies during her lifetime. She was such a wonderful mother and grandmother, but I do wonder if her now-middle-aged children are not suffering the health problems of the post-WWII excess of sugar and other processed foods. (Even among those born in the first half of the 1950s!)
Comment by Researcher — November 18, 2009 @ 6:55 am
I might need to print and frame and hang this in my kitchen, it is that great.