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, Jul 03, 2015
by Ned Wazowski
Going to Comic-Con this year? Stop by and say hello!
Comic-Con International is the highlight of the pop culture year – it’s Christmas and the Super Bowl and the Oscars all rolled into one. And we can’t wait.
First of all, it’s the most important entertainment trade show in the US. So if you’re in the business of entertainment – like comics, films, publishing, toys, etc. – you’ll find all the movers and shakers there. But it’s also the biggest playground for fans of the same industries. The tickets are supposedly sold in different categories for children and adults, but once they walk through the doors, everyone’s a kid again. So naturally, there’s a lot of work to do when we’re there, but it’s always so much fun.
This year we’ll be at a new location, so mark your maps. We’ll be at Booth #1217 – right next to our good friends at Sunday Press.
And for us, that’s really the best part of exhibiting at Comic-Con. We’ve made so many great friends over the years from all around the world, and we know that every year for five days in July we’ll get to spend a little bit of time seeing what projects they’ve been working on and catching up. What a treat.
So please stop by and see us this year. We’ll be waiting for you at Booth #1217 with a smile, and an exciting new project to show you.