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If you were not born during 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, you might have been spared seeing these Vintage holiday classics, some actually were award winning and maybe cool during those time. But certainly now, many of us will think we’re happy that we are out of that era as these recipes images looks unappetizing to look and eat. Judge for yourself.

I got this information from recent Buzzfeed article, which unearthed these vintage collection of unlikely food combination that may surprise you and happy that we’re in 21st century instead.

Unappetizing Vintage Recipes

Ham and Bananas Hollandaise

McCall’s / Via

I would have never in thought to combine bananas, cheese and ham in a recipe!

Hot Dog Fondue

Betty Crocker / Via

I never imagined hot dog could be so not like a hot dog, what is this?

Perfection Salad

McCall’s / Via

Gelatin mold and salad from 1970’s style.

Frosted Ribbon Loaf

Flickr: akbuthod / Creative Commons

A food for company, cream cheese is fine, but ham, and egg loaf cake with Tomato Rose as Garnish! Speechless

Lobster Relish

Davis Gelatine / Via

This looks like it could be part of a horror movie instead!

Atora Steak Puddings

The description says “You will be charmed with dainty little pudding…”, I certainly am not charmed by these beef pudding, are you?

Lime Cheese Salad

Green gelatin molding and seafood salad? Who thinks of this combination?

Liver Sausage Pineapple

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Sausage pineapple that looks like pineapple but does not contain any actual pineapple? 1950’s Better Home and Garden recipe

Super Salad Loaf

If you want to be happy when company comes, make this salad loaf?? WTF?

Shrimp Sandwich Roll
Pillsbury / Via

Shrimp Sandwich Log, can it gets more unappetizing?

Frozen Cheese Salad

Weight Watchers / Via

Frozen Cheese Salad with Raw Broccoli! Weight watcher Cuisine diet in 1974

Monterey Soufflé Salad

Flickr: 21233184@N02 / Creative Commons

I guess in sixties and seventies, recipes were filled with Gelatin mold and meat combo creation!  Here is another one Tuna Souffle Salad in Gelatin Mold.

Snowy Chicken Confetti Salad
Better Homes and Gardens / Via

Another Gelatin mod and Chicken Meat combo, where is the chicken?

Glazed Potato Salad

Best Foods / Via

I have never seen a Potatoes Salad in loaf before!  I like the vegetable cake like decoration though.

Baked Stuffed Salmon

Curtin Publications, Inc. / Via

Sad looking stuffed salmon recipe, I can only imagine guest’s face when serving this!

Igloo meat loaf comes with meat gelatin base salad! side dishes seems normal enough


Avocado covers the mystery filling in this savory cake, Phew. I am glad we have moved on from loaf and mold phases with meat and gelatin now. Don’t you?

Read more at 21 Truly Upsetting Vintage Recipes

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