1. 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?

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    Posted by on June 16, 2011, 9:00 AM.

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