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Do you qualify for free shipping?  Curio & Co. is pleased to offer free shipping for orders of $50 US or more, anywhere.

Wherever you are in the world, we’ll get your order to you.  We offer FedEx or Austrian Post.  The free shipping that we offer is with Austrian Post and can take up to 15 working days depending on where you are located in the world.  If you are interested in a more expedite delivery we suggest you select FedEx as a shipping option. 

Orders may be subject to import tax, depending on the location from which the order was placed.  For questions about this or other shipping issues, please email us.

Once the shipment has left our caring hands we are at the mercy of delivery service professionals. However we are just as eager as you to make sure that the products get in your hands and we will do everything we can to ensure that you receive the products in good condition and in a timely manner.

Allow one week for standard shipping, depending on your location; allow four weeks if ordering framed artwork.  If you’ve absolutely got to have a product in time for a birthday party or an “I forgot our anniversary!” gift, just send us an email. We’ll be happy to arrange for express shipping of your product for a minor charge.

 


Oberpfaffendorfer - Cocoalicious - Illustrated vintage ad for hot coco and marshmallows served by elf (circa 1910's) - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Cocoalicious

Oberpfaffendorfer

Oberpfaffendorfer made their special cocoa available only during the Christmas season. According to the company’s...

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, Aug 25, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Summertime Treats: Cotton Candy

Curio & Co. looks at nostalgia for summertime treats from childhood with cotton candy. Image of children very excited to be served cotton candy. Source, Heinz Family Fund/Carnegie Museum of Art. www.curioandco.com

Nostalgia at its stickiest.

Cotton Candy is a delightful summertime treat, and one that seems to sum up a lot of summer experiences. From a distance, it’s big and bold and commands a lot of attention – the same way summer vacations loom large in our anticipation and are the subjects of so many of our daydreams. It is available at so many summer destinations and it’s perfect for sharing. But alas, just like summer trips to the beach or summer tans or even a summer fling, the cotton candy melts away too soon and you’re left with air where your summer dreams once were.

Spun sugar, the precursor to cotton candy, was high class when it first appeared in Europe in the 18th century. It was spun by hand back then and was so labor intensive that it wasn’t available to us common folks. However, once machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 – by a dentist no less – wider audiences got a taste of the sweet stuff.

At the St. Louis World’s Fair where cotton candy was first introduced in 1904, a box of the stuff (then called fairy floss) cost nearly half the price of admission to the fair itself. Today you can find cotton candy at county fairs, circus tents, amusement parks and vendors along the boardwalk in a variety of colors. And sure, you’re just eating pure sugar, but it’s far less sugar than a soft drink, so as summertime treats go, it’s not that bad.

Cotton candy contains summer magic. How else can you explain that it looks like cotton wool but melts on your tongue like a snowflake?

Image:Heinz Family Fund/Carnegie Museum of Art

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