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Battle of the Vintage Chocolate Drinks

Name your poison! Bosco, Ovaltine, Borden's or Tootsie V-M?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 23, 2014 | Comments (13)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Chocolate, 1950's

Chocolate Teapot

Science has solved the problem of how to make a chocolate teapot that can withstand boiling water long enough to let the tea brew for two minutes before pouring. And if you don't stir the water in the pot (that's the key — don't stir the water!) the tea comes out with only a slight hint of chocolate. [telegraph]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Sep 08, 2014 | Comments (13)
Category: Food, Chocolate

Bathroom Sweet

This idea started with a common search engine misspelling, chocolate suite verses chocolate sweet. Now you can actually buy the whole sweet suite for just $133,000. The calorie count is available at the link, but who wants to know that?
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Aug 16, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Chocolate

Building Dessert

Chocolate Legos, yum! The heck with gingerbread houses, build me a chocolate skyscraper.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Aug 14, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Chocolate

Chocolate Coffins

"This miniature chocolate coffin has a removable lid. Open it up and there is a skeleton inside. This chocolate treat is sure to please." Available from

Instead of bringing flowers to a funeral, give some of these!

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Dec 23, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Death, Chocolate

Follies of the Madmen #211


Yes, aliens probably have never had a cup of cocoa until they visit Earth; and if individuals of their kind live for hundreds of years, that would indeed be a very long time to go without cocoa.

But you know what? Aliens, cocoa...? Forget it! I still don't get the connection, no matter how hard I try.

Original ad here. (Scroll down.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 25, 2013 | Comments (15)
Category: Aliens, Business, Advertising, Products, Chocolate, 1960's

King Ding Dong

If only the psychedlic-era King Ding Dong had been allowed to rule the Hostess company, they might still be with us today.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 11, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Royalty, Advertising, Chocolate, Junk Food, 1970's

Chocolate Shoes

Mmmmmmmmmm chocolate! Happy Valentines Day! Remember your special someone and make him or her smile.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Feb 13, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Chocolate
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