Tuesday, April 2, 2019

When in doubt ... chocolate

In these troubled times, there's no shame in turning to chocolate.

(And no, scientists don't believe we're going to run out of chocolate by 2050 because of climate change, but climate change is still a real and dire threat requiring immediate action.)

This is the cover of a nifty notepad featuring Hershey's cocoa recipes. The bottom portion of each otherwise blank page inside contains a tasty recipe with Hershey's cocoa as part of the mix. There are about a half-dozen different recipes.

There's no date of publication for this notepad, but, in examining the interior illustrations and also deploying my Spidey sense for ephemera, I'd guess it dates to the 1960s. Interestingly, the cover image evokes a kind of 1920s/1930s nostalgia that would certainly have appealed to folks living through the upheavals of the 1960s and recalling their childhoods. (Upon closer examination, though, the guy in the middle has a bit of an Eddie Munster thing going on with his hair.)

I'm not going to retype any of the recipes. Instead, I'll just share the images of some interior pages, which should be sufficient — you can always click on Papergreat images to magnify them — if you want to grab some cocoa from the pantry and make a treat.

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