The Fair: Building a Better Tomorrow #5

1939 - Bakers Exhibit - Demonstrating Mass Production of Muffins
Wonder Bread shows off assembly line baking.

5 comments:

la peregrina said...

Ummm, are those Hostess Cupcakes?

Greg said...

Most likely. Hostess and Wonder Bread are the same company.

Brent McKee said...

Now they are but not in 1962. At that time Wonder Bread was made by the Continental Baking Company. They didn't merge with Interstate Baking - the people behind Hostess Cupcakes until the 1990s.

Greg said...

Hmmm... maybe Wonder did its own cupcake pair back in the day then. Either way, stick me in front of that exhibit and I'm going to grab a sackful and run.

Brent McKee said...

Continental, which made Wonder Bread had this little concoction called the Twinkie. Originally made with Bananas until the start of World War II when there was a shortage of bananas and the added the now familiar cream filling.