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The Sweet Sixteen Recipe Packet No. 4. Prize Winning Recipes for Many New Desserts

By Various

San Francisco: D. Ghirardelli Company, 1928. First edition, n. d. (ca 1928 [?]); 3 x 5; 16 cards + original holder; cards printed in brown; card No. 1 with some age-toning, rest fine; text block on card No. 15 shifted, thus last two lines appear at the top of the card; very good to near fine condition. Holder illustrated; penciled-in notes to verso; minor wear to edges and corners; very good or better. An uncommon ephemeral item by the second-oldest chocolate company in the United States (after Baker's Chocolate). Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was established in the early 1850s by Italian-born Domenico Ghirardelli who had come to California lured by the Gold Rush after operating confectionary stores in Uruguay and Peru. The envelopes with cards were issued as an advertisement and the current No. 4 contained recipes for "Ghirardelli's Divinity Fudge," "Chocolate Ginger Ale," "Chocolate Ice Cream," etc.


"Try Your Luck" Punch Card for Chocolate Lottery

By Anonymous

Minneapolis, Minn.: Hamilton Manufacturing Co., 1950. Softcover. Card stock, printed recto only; 5 x 6 1/4; small bump to lower left corner, else minor wear; near fine condition. A punch card, intact, for a lottery guaranteeing a pound box of chocolate for everybody. "Pay What You Punch from 1c to 39c -- NO HIGHER." Each of the choice red circles is, for inexplicable reasons, labeled with a female name.