The Manufactured Evils of Coffee
An interesting read from The Atlantic: The Devious Ad Campaign That Convinced America Coffee Was Bad for Kids.
The piece is fascinating for a variety of reasons. First, it is about coffee. Second, it contains artifacts of a different era of advertising (when you could say pretty much whatever you wanted), and third, it points to a source of what is “common knowledge” (i.e., that coffee is bad for children—something I have heard all my life, and even semi-believed, even though I never really could figure out why it would be the case).
Also: Postum? Never heard of it. However, it appears that you can buy it on Amazon.