Constitutional Cans: The New Carolene

January 2nd, 2017

My never-ending pursuit of constitutional bric-a-brac has focused on United States v. Carolene Products. Through eBay, I’ve acquires several Carolene Products cookbooks from the late 1930s, as well as a photo of FDR’s pardon of Charles Hauser, the president of Carolene Products. Now, Hauser’s granddaughter, Donna Sattley, adds a new item to my collection: photos of a can of Carolene from 1938.

Note that it says “NOT to be be sold for evaporated milk.” I suspect this disclaimer was an effort to avoid prosecutions under the federal and state filled-milk acts. 

At some point in 1938, the name of the product was changed from “Carolene” to “Milnot.”

The cookbook in 1937 still said “Carolene.”

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But in 1939 it was called “Milnut”:


Later in 1939, the name was changed to Milnot. It still bears that name today.