I love the fact that there were people who believed this ad and ate candy before a meal. Now it doesn't matter if that ad is true or not, people are eating all kinds of candy before, during and after meals.
In looking at some of these vintage ads, my dad recollected a kid named Donald in his 2nd grade class who used to bring a lunch box to school filled only with candy. My dad remembers feeling envious of all that sugar, and of all the friends Donald made by trading candy with other 2nd graders. I wonder what Donald is doing now and how his health is. I wonder how long he continued bringing candy for lunch. I wonder if his mother packed his lunch with candy because ads like the one above were convincing.