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.
Sunday, Jan 11, 2015
by Ned Wazowski
Reinventing the simple scrapbook
We’re pleased as punch to find that we’ve reached 2000 followers on Pinterest. Pinning collections and boards on Pinterest is a lot of fun, and when you find people to share it with who enjoy it as much as you, it just makes the fun a little sweeter, you know?
And Pinterest is a lot of fun. From the discovery of new artists or missed classics, to reconnecting with childhood favorites, Pinterest never fails to give us an “Oh, yeah” moment with each pin. Plus, while some of us in the office are very organized and others are… very, very disorganized, rearranging pins and creating new boards is the aspect we all love. Is Play-Doh a toy, an art supply or… a food? Having this kind of dialog and playing these kinds of games with the pins always puts a smile on our faces.
Best of all, Pinterest, for all its cutting edge technology and social media wizardry, really takes us back to the old-fashioned scrapbook collections that we all had as kids. Jay had a binder where he kept trading cards of all the World Cup players along with his own hand-written stats from his youth soccer league games. Shirley had strips of Frank and His Friend comics that she cut from newspapers to create her own comic books. I had an epic sticker book, with stickers divided up by type (puffy, smelly, iridescent) and subject matter (Spaceman Jax, of course, and so many Smurfs). What kind of scrapbooks did you keep as a kid?
For Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann, it was a bug collection. He dried and pinned and labeled all kinds of creepy crawlies, and it was that fascination with bug collections that helped inspire the creation of Pinterest. “I’d always thought that the things you collect say so much about who you are,” said Silbermann in a speech from 2012. We couldn’t agree more.
As an online scrapbook, Pinterest allows us to reinvent collecting, and lets us collect things that just wouldn’t have been possible before the Internet. You’re no longer limited to wall space or scrapbook size, but now you can also collect intangible or abstract ideas and collect things that no longer exist or might not have ever existed in the first place.
If you’re not a Pinterest user, you should give it a try, because it’s a huge help and source of inspiration to collectors of all sorts. And if you are on Pinterest, let us know and show us your collection of treasures.
So thank you to all of our followers on Pinterest. We know how much time and energy it takes to cultivate your interests and find something you want to follow. (Boy, do we know.) That you decide to spend that time with us means a lot to us here at Curio & Co., and we really appreciate it.