We visited Stewart’s Root Beer stand again last weekend. So I’ve been on the lookout for more cross-packaging, old-time barrel references.
Here are two more and then I’m gonna let go of the whole beer barrel thing for a while. On the left we have a “cone-top can” with a nice Trompe-l’œil wood-grain and brass-hoop illustration. On the right a barrel jug that might be the glass twin of the plastic Stewart’s take-out jug that I wrote about earlier.
(One more barrel-related packaging point, after the jump…)
Root beer barrel candies. Root beer-flavored, hard candies, shaped like old-time-wooden barrels. Each “barrel” packaged in an individual packet. And if you happened into an old time “general store”—(like the “Candy Barrel” section of the Mast General Store Anex in North Carolina, pictured above)—you are apt to find candies on display in barrels…. so I reckon it’s pretty likely that somewhere in that general store, there is a whole barrel containing packets of… barrels.
(The photo of Mast General Store comes from the Hillbilly White Trash blog)
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