As it is still being sold, everyone knows Tide is a laundry detergent. The commercial above announced a limited deal, where you exchange 20 Tide coupons for a knife.
This is an advertisement for AF3, a dishwashing liquid from the 80s.
#7 “Abu Chadi’s Magic Brush”
A 1959 hairbrush that “gives you movie-star hair” like Sabbouha’s!
#8 Vaseline Hair Tonic
Vaseline’s Hair Tonic product that “gives you shiny silky hair.”
#9 Fairy Shampoo
The legendary singer Sabah stars also in this advertisement for Fairy Shampoo.
#10 Wate On
Full figures were the beauty standards of the past. Wate On, a nutritional supplement meant to increase body mass, is advertised above in 1967, encouraging women to gain weight.
Comparing the cigarette sticks to the pillars of the temples in Baalbek.
#12 Lebanese Cigarettes “BYBLOS”
Fun fact: There is a pack in The British Museum. However, it is not on display at the moment.
#13 Cognac Awtar
“Cheer for the return of Cognac.”
The 90’s Ksarak “Tallou” commercial was a big hit as it featured several popular people in its cast.
#15 Jellad Beer
Jellad’s Beer was a Lebanese product. The ad says, “Stay healthy and support your country by drinking this national beer.”
#16 Pampa juice
Unlike today’s juice boxes, Pampa used to be sold in these little plastic cups.
Superjus “The Natural Juice of Lebanon” is often confused with Bonjus.
#19 La Vache Qui Rit
“The Laughing Cow” is a 1921 French brand of processed cheese. It has been packaged the same way for ages: cream cheese triangles packed in a circular box.
#18 Picon cheese
In 1965, another French brand of processed cheese was produced: Picon. It is still heavily used today.
#20 Tatra Milk
Tatra was the first powdered milk to be produced in Lebanon. It is still used today!
#21 Nido Milk
Nestle Nido powdered milk was introduced in 1944. It claims to offer “nutrition solutions for each stage of childhood.”
#22 Cortina Icecream
Since 1965, Cortina has been blessing Lebanon with its ice cream. It was quick to gain popularity because who doesn’t love ice cream?
Nescafe, Nestle’s Instant coffee, was introduced in 1938. This is an ad for the decaf Nescafe.
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