Carnation was the omnipresent condensed milk of my childhood - doubt if I've had any for fifty years.
Yes, Carnation was my baptism.
I have a very ugly recall, of being on a CEBS (Church of England Boys Society) weekend camp, a squeezing a Carnation tube of condensed milk,
into my mouth in 1 sitting.
It was excrutiatingly delicious, and I had to have black tea for the rest of the weekend.
I have avoided it since.
Invented to offer a long life milk addative during the American Civil War.
Orange Belt Ice Company
Covina Argus 1934