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, May 01, 2016
by Ned Wazowski
We’re off and running!
We launched our first Kickstarter campaign on Friday and it looks like we’re off to a great start. Within just a few hours we’d been selected by Kickstarter for a ‘Project We Love’ badge and we woke on Saturday to find that our project had been chosen as the featured project for the comics section! On top of all that, our project got a shout-out from Mythbusters’ own Adam Savage – a guy who really knows design, robots and fun pop culture when he sees it!
All of this is so thrilling because we can’t wait to get this new project out of the vault.
AZR-0: Robots in the Wild is the journal of robologist Verdie Z. Goodsey from her field study to observe the elusive AZR robots in their natural habitat. The journal – over 120 pages long – includes her meticulous, and beautiful, illustrations of the robots she encountered, not to mention the breathtaking views of her journey. And her amusing observations shed light not just on the field of robo-behavioralism, but on the very nature of communication itself. Whether you’re a connoisseur of art, science, or just a cracking good adventure, you’re going to love this book.
Bringing these artifacts out of the vault requires a lot of support, and we’re excited to connect with so many through Kickstarter who can help. As one of the largest crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter helps small projects like ours find backers around the world. And Kickstarter is known for their focus on creativity – which makes it such a great fit for Curio & Co.
Using Kickstarter, Curio & Co. can build a larger crowd, each of whom can make a small contribution to our overall project goal. The campaigns are all or nothing – no money is charged unless we make our goal. We’ve set up lots of reward levels to offer great Kickstarter-exclusive goodies in addition to the book, and if our project gets funded quickly we can add additional stretch goals to make the project even better.
Ready to get involved?
- Visit our Kickstarter page and press the green button in the top right corner that says “Back this Project.
- The next page will ask for the pledge amount/reward level you want.
- The following page will ask you to sign in to Kickstarter either by creating an account (name and email only) or using Facebook.
- Then, the final page will ask you to enter your credit card details and billing address – but remember: nothing will be charged unless we meet our goal by May 27th.
After that, please share the project with others to help us build a crowd big enough to bring this project to print. Your help will make it possible!
Did you know? The first kick-start was patented in 1908 for a 450 cc two-stroke twin-cylinder water-cooled motorcycle, manufactured by the Scott Motorcycle Company in the UK.