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Before There Was Postum

By: Ardis E. Parshall - March 05, 2014

From 1927 –





  1. I don’t want to cast aspersions upon Maid-O-Barley, but if their marketing department was even remotely truthful, then the coffee available to people was really quite terrible.

    Comment by J. Stapley — March 5, 2014 @ 10:25 am

  2. That’s funny, J.!

    Their marketing department also deserves a whipping for coming up with the worst name ever. “Maid-O-Barley”?! [shakes head]

    Comment by David Y. — March 5, 2014 @ 10:43 am

  3. “No caffein. No adulterations.”

    So, one can drink this without fear of breaking either the Word of Wisdom or the Law of Chastity!

    Comment by David Y. — March 5, 2014 @ 10:47 am

  4. I love the way stamps were used as legal tender. Can you imagine sending $17.50 in stamps to Amazon for that book you ordered?

    Oh and David Y., Bwahaha!

    Comment by Carl C. — March 5, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

  5. I think that “mild barley drink” meant something else. This is a stretch.

    Comment by Paul — March 8, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

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