Pepperidge farm What?

Steve Harper sharper1 at NC.RR.COM
Mon Dec 17 20:06:38 UTC 2001

Interesting.  My father owned a small grocery in suburban Cincinnati from
the mid-40s until 1972.  I remember that when we first got Pepperidge Farm
bread in the 50s it was still shipped by Railway Express (did they ever use
_American_ Express to deliver bread?), and the delivery man would bring it
in in the large boxes in which he had received it.  It sold very well, too.

Steve Harper
Fayetteville, NC

>On         Sun, 16 Dec 2001 20:35:26 -0500 sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM>
>>>From Bapopik's Table Talk post of 12/16:
>>21 October 1939, pg. 31, col. 3--_Food Cue of the Week_--Pepperidge Farm
>>Bread is >very much in the "for those who can afford and appreciate the
>>best" tradition.  It is >actually home baked at Pepperidge Farm, the
>>country estate of one Mrs. Margaret >Rudkin up near Westport, and rushed
>>to town via American Express between >midnight and dawn each morning.  It
>>comes in white and whole wheat and retails for >25 cents a loaf at
>>Vendome, 415 Madison Ave., or at your local Gristede's.
>Can't imagine anyone saying this about the stuff that's sold under that
>name today!
>A. Murie

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