When it comes to egg nog, there is no in-between. :D
So, which side would you take? Personally, I LOVE it. My sister Jen? Not so much. Which suited me just fine, growing up - more for me! :D
I can totally understand why it wouldn't appeal to some folks - the dairy kind is oddly colored and is reminiscent of buttermilk. It's so rich that more than a juice glass might send one into a diabetic coma. It's so thick that one can certainly imagine what it's doing to one's arteries the minute it's ingested.
With all the information to the contrary, I still love it. It smells like Christmas. Put a little nutmeg on top and it's the holidays in a cup. For me, the nostalgia factor is through the roof.
Which is why, on a ridiculously hot day in July, I was thrilled when my friend Linda Stuelke brought out a HUGE roll of this packaging and offered me a part of it!
This is one of those items that's so unusual, so late-60s/early 70s (I'm guessing) and SO cool, it makes me do my ephemera happy dance. THIS is the epitome of ephemera - one of those items that, for folks who don't "get it", would illicit a "now why on Earth would anyone keep this?"-type response.
We were all busy in workshops at Kim Geiser's Inspire my Life retreat when Linda brought out the roll. I wasn't the only one who squealed when we saw it! It was then that I knew I was among friends.
I wasn't quite sure what it was at first, but then I realized that it's unsewn/pre-assembled eggnog mix packets! I imagine that there'd be a machine to cut the desired length, another to fold and sew or glue the packet, and a final one to fill and seal the packet.
I LOVE that it includes the A&P logo!!!! That's a major bonus for this mid-century supermarket-loving gal. :D
I haven't used it yet, but 'tis the season! I think I have to, and soon. When I make something with it I'll be sure to post it either here or on the Facebook page!
Happy December 1, everyone!