Object ID
1996.64.11.B
Object Name
Box, Candy
Object Collection
CUPID CANDIES (is part of)
Material
Cardboard
Object Entities
Object Description
The box is a peach color with a repeating pattern of white oval outlines that are divided in half with lines filling one half of the oval. On the left side of the box is a vertical gold stripe with repeating "Cupid" images in a vertical line. The center of the box states "Cupid Candies" in a brown cursive font, with two images of the candy underneath labeled "'TURKS'". The lower right hand corner has the writing "NET WT. 16 OZ. (1 LB.)". On one side of the box is the list of ingredients, as follows: " INGREDIENTS: SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, CREAM, MILK, EVAPORATED MILK, VANILLA FLAVOR, PECANS AND CHOCOLATE." The opposite side has the location of the distribution center written as follows: " MAIN OFFICE AND KITCHEN 7637-39 S. WESTERN AVE. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60620". The other two sides of the box has the company name written ("Cupid Candies"). Inside the box are wrappers and wax paper from the original chocolates that were inside.
Origin
The box meant for candies comes from a store named "Cupids Candies", founded by Paul Stefanos in 1936. The store produces and sells chocolates, toffees, popcorn, and the like at their main base in Chicago, which has expanded and moved several times due to the demand for the company's products. The company also sells their products in local Chicagoland area stores such as Crate & Barrel, hospital gift shops, and floral shops.
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Citation
Box, Candy, CUPID CANDIES, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6613. Accessed 03/03/21.