Try Cottolene

Good morning, friends!

Found amongst the antique papers and ephemera was this pretty little face advertising Cottolene, a cooking oil that was offered as a substitute for butter or lard. It was supposed to be healthier because one did not have to use as much to get the desired result in cooking.

Another ad, found on the web as a copyright-free image, tells about how it extends life.

Hmmmmm. I doubt it. It was made from two waste products, one from the cotton industry and one from the meat industry: cotton seeds and beef tallow. These lovely images are late 1800s.

Enjoy this day!


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