Hoarding is not collection development

Counting Calories

The Brand-Name Calorie Counter
Netzer
1969

Submitter: Embarrassed to say this is within our library system, although it is part of one of the school libraries and not owned by us. Cover very dated. Don’t know if they even make some of these items anymore. Have sent it to the school librarian to be considered for weeding.

Holly: And not a minute too soon, submitter. Even if they do make these products, there’s a good chance they make them differently these days. Get a new one!

 

 

More Forgotten Foods:

Marvelous Margarine

Not Your Mama’s Lean Cuisine

11 Responses to Counting Calories

  • Kind of pointless even if all the information was relevant and accurate. It doesn’t look like it tells you anything that isn’t on the packaging these days.

  • Cheez Whiz Pimento sounds terrible.

    • Yes, it pretty much was. Someday I must ask my mother what grocery stores were like when I was a child and she was buying things like this. Was there so little choice? Or was it so much cheaper than real food? Or did the adults in the family actually LIKE it? I have to say, though, that spray cheese was fun to use.

  • OK, books like this really do have no reason to exist anymore. Long lists of data that constantly change are exactly the kind of thing that books do poorly and the internet does well. Weed it and point your patrons to the USDA nutrient database.

  • I know this says “Calorie Counter,” but I’d expect an up-to-date nutrition book to have information on fiber, protein, fat, and dietary sugar content of foods, too. Just a calorie count doesn’t give you a lot to go on.

  • The third link, “Jonesing for Junk Food”, does not work.

  • HAHAHAHAHA

  • Possibly at some point the Home Ec classes needed this for an assignment?

  • When this was written calorie counts weren’t on the package.

  • The Imitation Kraft Tasty Loaf sounds very ‘tasty’… :)