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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Print Materials

Product

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC records, 1905-2013



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC
Title: Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC records,
Dates: 1905-2013
Creator Abstract: Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC is one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States. Based in Gonzales, Texas, the company is most famous for Adams Vanilla Extract.
Content Abstract: The records include printed materials, photographs, and bottled product.
Identification: MS 403
Extent: 3 linear feet (4 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC has its origins in the efforts of John Anderson Adams who sold extracts in Michigan beginning in 1888. Adams moved his family to Beeville, Texas in 1905 and was determined to craft a vanilla extract that could be used in baking, a product superior to those already in existence. Adams Best was the outcome of his determination, a product he believed in so firmly that it came with a money back guarantee. In 1922, John Adams moved his operation to Austin, Texas. Fred Adams took the reigns from his father and led the company into years of prosperity and expansion. After the Second World War, Adams Extract diversified its product line with other flavored extracts and food colors. Adams' four pack of food colors could be found in most kitchens and are still available for purchase. In 1955, when Adams Extract moved to its facility on I-35, the company expanded its offerings once again by adding spices to its line of products. In 2002, Adams moved to a ninety thousand square foot facility located in Gonzales, Texas, the site of its current operations. In 2013, Adams celebrated its 125th birthday, making it one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas as well as one of the oldest extract and spice companies in America.

Source: Adams Extract: History, retrieved February 18, 2014 - http://www.adamsextract.com/history.asp

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Scope and Content Note

Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC records consist of print materials including booklets, logos, recipes, and posters, and photographs. Also in the collection are product boxes, labels, and bottled product. The collection is divided into three series: Print Materials,Photographs, and Product.

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Arrangement

Print Materials
Photographs
Product

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Organizations
Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC.
Topics
Food industry and trade--United States.
Advertising--Food.
Food--Marketing.
Locations
Austin (Tex.)--Commerce.
Gonzales (Tex.)
Local Subjects
Business

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC records, MS 403, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The records were donated in February 2013 (Acc 2013-012).

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Gohlke, Library Assistant, January 2014.

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Detailed Description of the collection

 

Print Materials

Box
1 Booklets
Adams Extract "Texas' Favorite for over 30 years," undated
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The Easy Art of Pastry Decor with decorating hints from Betty Adams, circa 1960
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Adams Extract Teenage Bake-off cookbook, 1966
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Betty Adams 8 cake masterpieces cookbook, undated
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Logos
Adams Extract 125th anniversary logo cutout, 2012
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Adams Extract 125th anniversary logo, 2012
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Adams Best Twice as Strong logo, undated
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Adams Extract logo, undated
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Adams since 1888 flavors, foods, and ingredients logo, undated
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Adams Spice Company Adams Reserve est. 1888 logo, undated
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Adams seasoning and spices since 1888 logo, undated
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Adams Extract Texas Treasure business award logo, 2013
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Culinary Tonight logo, undated
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Posters
Adams Extract Teenage Bake-off poster, 1966
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Adams Extract Pecan Apple Pie poster, undated
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Adams Extract Red Velvet Cake poster, undated
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Adams Extract Spiced Pound Cake poster, undated
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Adams Extract Steak seasoning poster, undated
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Box
1 Recipes
HemisFair Burger, 1967
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Pineapple Drop Cookies, Rum Cake, undated
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Spicy Fresh Apple Poundcake, undated
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Lemon Pepper Chicken, undated
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Rum Cake, Osgood Pie, Undated
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Peppermint Chocolate Pound Cake, 1992
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German Chocolate Poundcake, undated
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Recipe booklet, undated
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Pumpkin Pie, undated
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Prize Winning Pound Cake, Crisp Orange Cookies, 1965
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White Fruit Cake, undated
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Strawberry Float, undated
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Rum Pie, undated
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Almond Tea, undated
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Coconut sauce, undated
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Pumpkin Pie Treats, undated
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Fruit Cake, undated
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No-Bake Fruit Cake, undated
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Lemon Pecan Cake, undated
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Banana Nut Cake, undated
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English Lemon Poundcake, undated
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German Chocolate Pie, undated
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Adams Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, undated
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White Truffled Popcorn, undated
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Lemon Velvet Cake, undated
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Southern Pecan Pie, undated
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Old Fashioned No Cook Ice Cream, undated
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Neapolitan Cream Whip and Topping, undated
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"Adams Best" Vanilla Ice Cream, undated
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Golden Butter Flavor Barbecue Sauce, undated
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How to use Golden Butter Flavor, undated
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New Multi-Purpose Cooking Flavor, Golden Butter Flavor Barbecue Sauce, undated
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Butter-flavored No Fat Bar b-q Sauce, undated
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"Or add Adams Butter Flavor to your favorite Bar b-q sauce or recipe!," undated
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Coconut Pound Cake with sauce, undated
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Neopolitan Cream Whip and Topping, undated
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Adams Extracts and Spices advertising card, undated
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Lemon Pecan Fruit Cake, Coconut Fudge, undated
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Pralines, Lemon Pecan Fruit Cake, undated
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Red Chocolate Cake, Blonde Fudge, undated
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Chocolate Drop Cookies, "Party" Punch, undated
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Orange-Apricot-Apple Coffee Cake, Chocolate-Peppermint Cake, undated
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Lemon Pecan Cake, "Party" Punch, undated
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Baked Apples, Crisp Lemon Cookies, undated
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Peppermint Fudge, Banana-nut Cake, undated
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Adams Best 125th birthday recipe-Chocolate Creme Filled Cupcakes, 2012
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Mandarin Orange Cake, 1993
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Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake,
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Strawberry Nut Pound Cake, undated
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Peppermint Chocolate Pound Cake, 1992
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Cheese Ball, undated
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Prize Winning Pound Cake, Crisp Orange Cookies, 1965
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Spicy Goulash, undated
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Crisp Anise Cookies, Cherry Divinity, undated
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Golden Orange Date Cake, Cocoanut Pecan Cookies, Lemon Pecan Cake, Holiday Chews, undated
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Operation Easy Easter 007 card, undated
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"Put a little spice in your home" purified spices from Adams Extract, undated
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Pecan Prinkles, Pralines, undated
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Spice Pound Cake with Rum Glaze, undated
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Coconut Pound Cake with Sauce,
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Lemon Pecan Pie, undated
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Pecan Apple Pie, 1994
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Teenage Bake-off cookbook offer, 1966
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Teenage Bake-off cookbook, 1966
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Box
1 Assorted
Adams Extract 125th birthday calendar, 2012
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Texas Treasure business award, undated
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Texas House of Representatives certificate for Adams Extract 125th anniversary, January 1, 2013
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State of Texas Governors certificate for Adams Extract 125th anniversary, November 30, 2012
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Checks, March 31, 1954
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Teenage Electric Bake-off contest card, 1966
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Product

Box
2 Boxes
Kicked up chicken with sticky corn pre-measured seasoning kit box, undated
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Tuscan chicken with Mushroom Marsala pre-measured seasoning kit box, undated
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Balsamic glazed pork chops with Herbes de Provence roasted potatoes pre-measured seasoning kit box, undated
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Grilled steak with mushrooms in a red port wine reduction pre-measured seasoning kit box, undated
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Southwest tacos with Aguaca-Mulli guacamole pre-measured seasoning kit box, undated
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Sweet and smoky salmon with truffled asparagus pre-measured seasoning kit box, undated
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4 colors food box, undated
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Pure almond extract, undated
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Pure vanilla extract box, undated
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Adams Best "Twice as Strong" vanilla extract box, undated
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Mapel imitation maple flavor box, undated
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Pure orange extract box, undated
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Imitation butter flavoring box, undated
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Yellow food color box, undated
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Imitation banana extract box, undated
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Imitation pineapple extract box, undated
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Green food color box, undated
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CLEARVAN clear vanilla extract for white cakes and white icing box, undated
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Imitation coconut flavor box, undated
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Lemon extract box, undated
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Pure peppermint extract box, undated
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Red food color box, undated
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Imitation strawberry extract box, undated
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Imitation Jamaican rum flavor box, undated
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Chocolate extract box, undated
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Labels
Onion powder label, undated
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Cayenne pepper label, undated
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Steak seasoning label, undated
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Brisket rub label, undated
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Cajun seasoning label, undated
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Ground black pepper label, undated
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Chopped onion label, undated
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Coarse black pepper label, undated
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Minced onion label, undated
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Lemon pepper seasoning label, undated
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Fajita seasoning label, undated
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Garlic powder granulated label, undated
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Seasoning salt label, undated
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Multi-season seasoned salt label, undated
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Pantrybasics ground cumin label, undated
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Pantrybasics minced onion label, undated
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Pantrybasics parsley label, undated
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Pantrybasics chopped onion label, undated
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Pantrybasics cayenne pepper, undated
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Pure Almond True Fruit Flavor extra strength label, undated
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Imitation strawberry artificial flavor and color-extra strength label, undated
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Pure orange emulsion extra strong label, undated
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Pure almond true fruit flavor extra strength label, undated
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Imitation root beer compound label, undated
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Imitation Jamaica rum flavor label, undated
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Imitation coconut flavor label, undated
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Certified red color (strawberry shade) label, undated
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Pure vanilla extract label, undated
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Terpenless lime label, undated
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Pure peppermint extract label, undated
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Imitation maple flavor, undated
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Candy makers special, a concentrated imitation vanilla prepared especially for use in candy label, undated
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Imitation cocoanut flavoring label, undated
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Label sheets
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Box
3 Bottled Product
Imitation Black Walnut flavor, undated
Imitation Jamaica Rum, undated
Yellow Color Egg Shade, undated
Yellow Food Color, undated
Green Food Color, undated
Imitation Strawberry flavor, undated
Imitation Banana Flavor, undated
Imitation Strawberry Extract, undated
Red Food Color, undated
Pure Peppermint Extract, undated
Imitation Pecan Flavor, undated
Box
3-4 Pure lemon Extract, undaated
Pure Orange Extract, undated
Imitation Butter Flavor, undated
Adams Best Vanilla, undated
Box
4 Imitation Sherry Extract, undated
Imitation Maple Flavor, undated
Imitation Brandy Extract, undated
Pure Almond Extract, undated

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