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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Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015
by Ned Wazowski
Nothing says vacation like a “Wish you Were Here” postcard to friends or family.
Margie has a wall of postcards behind her desk that is the envy of all the office. She has a lot of pen pals and they dutifully exchange postcards on a regular basis.
Wherever she goes, even if it’s just a day trip, Margie sends postcards back to friends, family, and all of us left at the office. And I don’t mean one general postcard to the office to make us all envious. I mean to all of us at home. I’m pretty sure that if Margie has ever once known you, she has you on a permanent list of postcard recipients. At least she’s helping to keep the post office afloat.
She even sends postcards from places where no postcards are available because she travels with a little kit containing her address book, some stamps, and a handful of postcards suitable for all occasions.
It’s not a bad idea, either. She has certainly brightened up days for many of us in the office by sending us a funny card or inspiring picture.
And you know, receiving her postcards has rekindled my own interest in sending cards, and I went out of my way on my last holiday to hunt down postcards to send to a few people – Margie especially. I say “hunt down,” because it was pretty difficult to find a good selection to choose from. And this was at the house of the most famous mouse, and if they don’t cater to tourists and advertising, then I don’t know who does!
So I’m going to start keeping a pack of these Frank and His Friend postcards in my bag to send out to friends and family when I think they might need a smile in their mailbox. There are six different images in a pack, with early sketches from the popular comic strip that are funny and sweet and showcase the best of Frank and His Friend: A childlike take on the world. Whose day couldn’t be brightened by that?