Monday, March 1, 2010

Lincoln's Labels Book Giveaway Contest #1 - Name This Brand - UPDATED!

I'll be conducting several contests and giveaways this week for Lincoln's Labels advance review copies and more!

Here is contest Number One...first correct answer gets a copy of the book...first 5 correct answers will get some great bookmarks! ONE DAY ONLY!! MORE CONTESTS COMING!!

Leave your answers in the comment section below, an e-mail (not a comment) to me on Facebook, or by e-mail at schmidtjamesm at gmail dot com

Here's the question:

What famous sauce:

  • was first made in 1838

  • was advertised in newspapers during the Civil War as "A few drops in Soup or Gravy imparts a most delicious zest"

  • was advertised to Civil War soldiers thusly: "Citizens called from their homes on public duty and deprived of many personal comforts, need not be deprived of...this esteemed will go far to remedy the discomforts arising from bad or irregular cooking"
UPDATE (02 March 2010) - THE ANSWER!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in Quiz #1...I received several answers through the blog and through Facebook, including several correct answers and some good guesses! I'll contact the winners by e-mail with their prize info.
And the correct answer is...

Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce!
Lea & Perrins is a United Kingdom food company, originating in Worcester; they are best known as the maker of their eponymoys brand of Worcestershire sauce, which was first sold in 1838 by John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, dispensing chemists from Broad Street, Worcester!

See below a period advertisement as well as an 1861 engraving from Harper's Weekly, in which the sauce is lampooned in a parade of "food on its way to the front"!


Anonymous said...

Is it A-1 steak sauce?

Dylan Hyde said...

I'm guessing Worcester sauce? I'll keep my fingers crossed!

campry19 said...

Worchestershire Sauce

campry19 said...

Lea & Perrin

Jim Schmidt said...

Campry19 - You were right! Someone else on Facebook got the answer first, but if you'll send me an e-mail at schmidtjamesm at gmail dot com (or via Facebook) with your postal address, I'll be happy to send you some bookmarks! Thanks for playing! Jim Schmidt