Saturday, April 21, 2007

Country Yumkin Lunch Bags

The popularity of Del Monte’s plush Country Yumkins inspired the company to put their likeness on paper lunch bags. These bags could be had by eating even more canned vegetables and sending in the labels. Here is a mint set of bags from 1984 featuring the four original Yumkins:

Of course these bags were too good to use, so they were archived and looked at admiringly over the next 20 years. Not to mention the fact that I didn’t want to make my lunch table friends too envious.


Kirk D. said...

Hey a friend of mine sent me an image of some food with eyes and I thought of your blog. check em out here..
Food with eyes is the best!

Lushie Peach said...

Hi Kirk,

Thanks so much for sharing! These candy cards are fantastic! I love that they're not just food with eyes, but stereotypical characters from the '40s! Lucy Lemon as Rosie the Riveter, Ferdie Fudge as a Sinatra-type crooner, Razz Berrie as Cab Calloway, Almond Al as an Ed Wynn-type, Mable Maple as Ella Fitzgerald! Each one is better than the next!