Monday, October 26, 2009

68. Now Serving: HERO OF MANILA

Hershey Chocolate paid tribute to Admiral George Dewey, the American who decimated the Spanish fleet under Patricio Montojo, in this 1974 tin serving tray. The connection between Dewey and chocolates is not that apparent, until one learns that Dewey reportedly liked smoking cigars--hence these "chocolate segars"", get it? The history of cocoa is featured on the other side of this collectible tray which I got for a few dollars from ebay. Current online search pegs the value of this tray from between $6.95 to a whopping $139. What a price range extreme! No wonder the Spanish armada sank..

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