Some like pie
Some like cake
And some like cherries
That are startlingly fake
They probably were real once
And hanging off a tree
But that was back before the war,
A distant memory.
They are sitting in a syrup
The consistency of glue
They’ve been soaking up that bright red dye
But here they come packed in a can
The model of convenience
A constant in each cake and pie
Despite the changing seasons.
So practical these cherries are,
That if your lights should blow
Your guests will locate their dessert
By its phosphorescent glow.
Image from Graphic Design Institute, link here (hope they don’t mind – please let me know if you do, Graphic Design Institute, I don’t see any contact info anywhere). The ad is originally from Ladies’ Home Journal, November 1950.