Oberpfaffendorfer made their special cocoa available only during the Christmas season. According to the company’s archives, distributors were required to send unsold packages back on December 26th. If there were any left that is.
It’s easy to see how it went so fast. With its strong robust flavor and its dark, rich chocolate, it must have seemed just the thing for Santa’s elves at the North Pole, let alone folks at home. Of course, it didn’t hurt that advertisers encouraged consumers to serve the cocoa in a huge bowl. No wonder there was never any left after Christmas.
You can keep this reproduction of the original 1912 “Cocoalicious – 25-Hour Blend” ad up all year round; there aren’t any rules now.
Who couldn’t use a bowl of cocoa so strong (and delicious), especially on a Monday morning?
Year: Reproduced in 2012 from 1912 original
Material: Giclée print
Paper: Hahnemühle museum quality acid-free paper
Size: 26.7 x 33.0 cm (10.5 x 13 in)
Image Size: 20.32 x 28.6 cm (8 x 11.25 in)
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Founded in the early 1900s, Oberpfaffendorfer is a family-run company manufacturing packaged foods. With roots in German-speaking Switzerland, the company is as known for its family loyalty as it is for its packaged “comfort food.” Oberpfaffendorfer fully embraced the frozen food market in the 1950s, and some of its popular products include Neptune Nibblets and its Croquettes. The company slogan, “We’re a mouthful!” plays on the company’s difficult-to-pronounce name, as well as its reputation for hearty food.
Friday, Dec 06, 2013
by Ned Wazowski
What do you buy the collector who has almost everything?
We are very excited to release our latest book, Frank and His Friend – Special Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1. The book has been released to bookstores everywhere, but you can still get your copy here of course, and we ship them out with all the careful attention that you’ve come to trust from Curio & Co.
We’ve got a great relationship with the publisher, Ringer Publishing Paperbacks. We’re big supporters of Ringer’s catalog, of course, and Frank and His Friend is certainly our favorite. But they’ve been exceptionally helpful with some of our research questions, and we’ve been able to help keep the torch burning for our favorite artists, which obviously helps their sales quite a bit.
However, for this latest project, our own Mr. Druthers was really able to come through in a big way. To get the absolute best version possible, some of the images used scans of the original artwork. And as it turned out, Mr. Druthers owns some of the originals of the strips that Ringer wanted to use in the new book. Editor Melvin Goodge met with Mr. Druthers to borrow the original artwork, and the result is a terrific looking book with the cleanest version of the artwork available.
As a thank you, Ringer sent us a huge shipment of the books to distribute, and we’re excited to get you a copy. The books shipping from Curio & Co. will come with an embossed certificate of authenticity, and are all hand-stamped with the official Curio & Co. seal on the inside cover.
So, what are you waiting for? Order yours today!