Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Will't Please You, Taste of What is Here


The cover is illustrated with brown ink on beige stock. On it a chef holding a yellow and red sample of Bensdorp's Royal Dutch Cocoa points down to the text, "Will't please you, taste of what is here?" On the back is a drawing of a windmill, bridge, and buildings in lower left and a yellow cocoa container with red writing, stating "Bensdorp's Royal Dutch Cocoa" in center of page. On the inside of the pamphlet is written, "From the office of Stephen L. Bartlett, Importer, 27 Broad St., Boston." Text then indicates that leaflet accompanied a sample, followed by general promo. A pink stamp in bottom right corner reads, "J.M. & S.B. Moody, Harwich, Mass."

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Bensdorp's Royal Dutch Cocoa

Publisher: Berdan and Co. (Toledo, Ohio)

1885 (ca.)

10.2 x 8.3 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Will't Please You, Taste of What is Here. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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