The Spreadables From Carnation, 1972 – Mid-Century Shopping Cart

Posted on Jul 16 2013 - 6:41am by RetroRuth

Carnation Spreadables 1972002

From Family Circle, 1972

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  1. David July 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    “Good, Rich Color”.

    Looks pretty drab to me!

  2. Amorette July 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I remember eating these for lunch when I was in high school. They were pricy and therefore a special treat. I loved Deviled Ham, too.

    • bb August 27, 2013 at 10:51 am - Reply

      I wish that they made these again.

  3. im.suzianne July 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I think I lived on this while in college. It was fun seeing this again. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Patrick M. July 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    I LOVED Spreadables! So good on little “Party-Rye” bread. Mmm.

    • bb August 27, 2013 at 10:50 am - Reply

      I believe the chicken salad was the best one.

  5. anonymous July 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I remember this. I didn’t like it too much, it was too sweet. Like with Miracle Whip in it instead of mayonnaise.

    • bb August 27, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

      well, it does state that it IS made with dressing. That could be any type of dressing. So, it could just possibly be made from miracle whip.

  6. bob April 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    I loved Carnation chicken Spreadables. It was light and fluffy. I
    think the sweet flavor came from capers, but I can not be sure. It was a little expensive at $1.79 in 1972, but very good quality.

  7. Audrey June 16, 2016 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Loved the chicken salad! Really wish they were still available to purchase. Brings back great memories. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Mark April 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Loved both the ham and chicken salad spreadables as an easy sandwich weekday option. Wish they still made them.

  9. Carey May 29, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    When & why we’re they discontinued a nd will they come back?

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