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Vintage Whitman’s Valentine’s Day Ads

Feb 14, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In the beginning (nearly 2,000 years ago), consumption of chocolate drinks and the like were reserved for special occasions. Its labeling as an aphrodisiac increased chocolate’s popularity.  For some time, the elite enjoyed the benefits of the cocoa bean, while others used it as currency. Chocolate was a true luxury – some believed it even

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Filed under: Deliciously Retro, Retro Candy Tagged with: advertising, holidays

Thanksgiving Turkey: My Favorite Recipe & Tips

Nov 17, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

I’ve eaten loads of turkey, and I’ve roasted plenty. As an avid cook, I’m always looking for ways to cook “smarter not harder” while also producing a great-tasting entree. I’ve tried many recipes and followed many tips for roasting turkey. Years ago I simply buttered and salted the bird heavily before roasting. I’ve tried the

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Filed under: Retro Food and Recipes Tagged with: holidays, recipes, Thanksgiving

Happy Toilet Paper Day!

Aug 26, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

A recent quest on squidoo left us hunting for a unique “national” day that also had a rich, retro history. That’s how we found out that August 26th is “Toilet Paper Day”! We discovered quite a few interesting things about this day-to-day necessity, including that someone obtained a patent on the stuff with an accompanying

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Filed under: Remember When Tagged with: holidays, unique history