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In the panties of particular people.*

Some of the things I collect are vintage cookbooks and cookbooklets like you still sometimes see while standing in line at the grocery store. In one of them, I found this…

Heinz — In the Pantries of Particular People

*I first read the line in the photo as “in the panties of particular people” and had a very different visual.
Heinz — In the Pantries of Particular People
*I first read the line in the photo as “in the panties of particular people” and had a very different visual.

This is a photo of 60 or so Heinz products found in The Heinz Salad Book. It does not give the year it was printed. According to a couple of online sources, Heinz changed the name of Beefsteak Sauce to 57 Sauce in 1940, so this was probably printed before that. Other sources give the year of the change as 1913, so don’t quote me on any of this. Stupid Internet.

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Are green grapes atop a chocolate cheesecake still a thing? Was it ever a thing?

From a small "The Dessert Collector" binder of recipe cards from Hershey Foods Corporation, 1976
From a small “The Dessert Collector” binder of recipe cards from Hershey Foods Corporation, 1976

WHAT IS GOING ON!?

Is it a forgotten taste sensation?

Is it a practical joke?

I do not know.