10 More Foods I Bought at the 99¢ Only Store With Delightfully Anachronistic Package Design That I Need You To Be Aware Of
These Valley Gem Brand Garbanzos look like they’re from…the early 1960s.
Proof of Their Modernity: Bilingual nutrition facts label.
Where You’d Expect to See It: Held up for the camera by Mr. John Charles Daly as the sponsor for a season of “What’s My Line?” seen on GSN’s Black & White Overnight.
Buy It Because: Garbanzos, or chick peas as they’re also known, are a key ingredient in hummus, and you love hummus!
• It’s mostly the yellow logo on the field of red that makes this product design look old. The painting of the farm is both charming and practical – every single Valley Gem product I saw had the exact same label with its contents described in that expanse of white sky. I opted for the garbanzo beans rather than the mustard greens, though. What the hell would I do with a can of mustard greens?