Throwback Thursday ~ Grocery Ads From July 1961
Look at these ads in the Little Falls Evening Times from July 1961.
The now defunct A&P Super Market and P & C Food Market were advertising these specials in Little Falls newspaper back in 1961. We couldn’t resist finding out how much these items cost today.
|Chuck Steak at A&P|
|$0.37 per pound||$3.29 per pound|
|London Broil at A&P|
|$0.79 per pound||$5.99 per pound|
|Chicken Legs at A&P|
|$0.39 per pound||$1.49 per pound|
|Chicken Breast at A&P|
|$0.41 per pound||$2.29 per pound|
|A&P 2 pounds for $0.89||$3.99 a pound|
|P&C 1 pound for $0.39|
|Head of Lettuce|
|A&P 2 for $0.25||1 for $1.99|
|P&C 2 for $0.29|
|Duncan Hines Cake Mix at P&C|
|4 for $1.00||$1.79 each|
|Canada Dry Cans at P&C|
|$0.10 each||2 8 packs for $7.00|
|Bananas at P&C|
|2 pounds for $0.25||$0.59 a pound|
|Cube Steak at P&C|
|$0.98 per pound||$5.29 a pound|
We used the sale prices from Price Chopper as comparison always using the lowest price. For example, certain brands of Chicken Breast are selling for over $5.00 per pound, but we found some on sale for $2.29 per pound and went with that price point.
What a blast from the past right? For an even bigger impact look at the inflation calculator. Something that cost $1.00 in 1961 would now cost $8.05.
Special thanks to Lynn Osley Rosen for use of photos.
Bonus Video: Photographer Adam Kraszewski
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