Facts about Food Friday
Hershey’s bar wrappers have remained pretty consistent over the last century really, but some of the other candy bars in this Candy Bar Wrapper Archive have changed a bit more over time.
If you go take a look at Snickers, for example, they had a complete makeover somewhere between the 1959s and the 1980s….and then beyond that, they’ve changed colors some, but the main name font and styling has been pretty much the same. That’s most likely because candy bars are often bought at the checkout and we reach for what we know….it’d be marketing suicide to re-brand a well-known candy bar wrapper.
Some of the candy bars in the archive I didn’t recognize either. Like “Chicken Dinner” from the mid 1900s that was apparently really popular with the kids and was a reference to Hoover’s promise of “a chicken in every pot” during the Great Depression. Who knew that kids would get excited by the idea of it. It had nothing to do with chicken, though, and was simply a chocolate covered nut roll.
(Thank you, Mr. Copy and Paste, for allowing me to correctly put “Bûche de Noël” in the title instead of Buche de Noel.)
I wouldn’t have even known to call it that, to be honest. I recognize the term “yule log,” but when looking at this train, that’s not what I would’ve immediately thought either. Ah well. The point is….
LOOK AT IT!
No, really look. Click through to the link, Serious Eats
, and really look at each of the train piece breakdowns. Pretty incredible, right? Each one is from a fancy schmancy bakery in New York City that become highly sought after right around Christmas for their amazing yule logs. After seeing some of the pictures of the insides, I certainly can’t blame them, but I can’t imagine paying some of those prices either.
(With Google Reader going the way of the dinosaurs, I’m forced to find a new feed reader, and so far, I haven’t found one that will allow me to export/import all of my tagged/labeled items. That’s how I’ve saved a lot of my links over the last few years and I don’t want to lose them all. Unfortunately, that also means you’re going to end up with some holiday-specific posts during times of the year where they might seem a little out of place. Oops!)