1914 Dromedary Dates Advertisement

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Saturday, December 12, 1914: <<no entry>>

Source: National Food Magazine (December, 1914)
Source: National Food Magazine (December, 1914)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Since Grandma didn’t write anything a hundred years ago today, I thought that you might enjoy a 1914 advertisement for Dromedary Dates.

I was not only amazed that the brand has been around for so long, but also by how “packaged’ it looks with the packet of dates in the larger box.

Hmmm. . . I’m getting hungry for Date Bars. Maybe I’ll have to look for an old recipe and make some for the Bake-a-thon. 🙂

13 thoughts on “1914 Dromedary Dates Advertisement

  1. One of my favorite Christmas recipes is a little gem called California Fruitcake. It’s nothing but dates, apricots, and pecans, held together with a light batter. This might be the year to make one of those, too.

    1. Date bars are one of my favorite cookies, but I haven’t made them in years. Seeing this advertisement made me think of them–and I’m thinking that I’ll make some this year.

    1. . . .though we’ll have to wrap them very carefully so the ants don’t get them. 🙂 I loved your comment about sending dates stuffed with peanutbutter and rolled in confectioners sugar to your brother several days ago–and thought of you when I selected the ad for this post.

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