62 thoughts on “Hundred-Year-Old Baker’s Cocoa Advertisement

    1. I’d glad you liked this ad. It was on the back cover of the December, 1916 issue of Good Housekeeping. Coffee’s good–but cocoa’s definitely better on cold winter days. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

  1. I wonder if this cocoa was sweetened? They are encouraging hot cocoa drink. My favorite hot cocoa is made with evaporated milk, reconstituted with water and hershy’s cocoa, sugar and vanilla, and a touch of water to make the cocoa and sugar into a syrup before you add the hot milk and vanilla. Then after you make it dip some buttered toast made from homemade bread into to hot sweet cocoa!

    1. My mother used to make cocoa almost exactly like you described (though I think that she used whole milk rather than evaporated milk). Your comment reminded me of how she used to mix the cocoa and sugar with a little water. It was the best. There’s no comparison with the packets of instant cocoa that everyone uses today.

    1. Thanks for the link and for the memories. . . If I’m remembering correctly, I think that we both learned what chocolate pots were this year. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

    1. I have a lot of pulling together the posts, and it’s wonderful to hear that you enjoy them. I hope that you have an awesome holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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