Grocery Shopping at Watt’s in Lanark

Grocery Shopping at Watt’s in Lanark
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
07 Jul 1915, Wed  •  Page 8

Roman Meal

Is Roman Meal still made?

Roman Meal had some pretty fun packaging, with an illustration of an ancient Roman soldier in the brand’s logo. But the brand no longer exists in North America, because the rights were sold to Flower Foods in 2015. You can still find Roman Meal in places like Japan and Thailand, though


This product was originally produced by The American Cereal Co. of Chicago, Illinois. The initial packaging was tin with an illustration of a bar on a cliff and the text “manufactured from the best pacific white wheat”. The cereal was later sold in a canister similar to oats canisters seen today.

One of the first slogans for the cereal was “all the wheat but the overcoat”.

Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat

Corn Flakes

Breakfast Bacon for Dinner

Windsor Bacon and Sausages

Cooked Ham

Canned Fish

Shopping lists have been dated back to 3000-3500 BC, when the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia, in the modern-day Middle East, invented the first form of writing, a system of symbols called Cuneiform.

The marker system shopping lists were first developed around the early 20th century.

St. Catherines Standard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
22 Sep 1915, Wed  •  Page 4

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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