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Junket Brand Desserts have been a staple of American households since the early 20th century. The Junket name is considered a legacy brand these days, having withstood the test of time. Today, Junket products carry a cult following . . . with many baby boomers looking back to the days when Junket rolled out their promotional set of baseball coins, which gained a relative level of popularity during the height of the game’s resurgence in 1961-1962.

Unopened packages of Junket products are an extreme rarity, making the discovery of this light selling Junket Sherbet Mix a genuine treasure.

The History Behind One Of America’s Favorite Dessert Makers

in 1891, Danish entrepreneur Chris Hansen constructed a factory in Little Falls, New York where Junket is still produced today - more than a century later. The "Junket" brand was first introduced in 1886 and Rennet tablets were the first product to be sold under the Junket brand name. Junket actually means "milk with rennet" and thus is the inspiration for the brand name. The tablets were designed for household use for making cheese and other dairy products.

In 1911, Hansen began marketing a powder under the brand name "Nesnah" ¬ Hansen spelled backwards. It was sweetened and flavored for making custards and drinks, much like today's Junket Rennet Custard. In 1915, the brand name of this product was changed to Junket.

After WWI new products were added to the range. In 1934, Junket Freezing mix (for making ice cream) was introduced. This later became known as Junket Ice Cream Mix and filled the need for ice cream that could be made quickly and easily at home. In 1938, Junket "Quick Fudge and Frosting Mix" was launched. It was later renamed "Minute Fudge" and today is known as Hansen Island Fudge. In 1939, the Junket Danish Dessert line was introduced. This product was based on the famous Scandanavian Rodgrod or "Red Pudding". In 1948, Sherbet mix was introduced as a companion to Ice Cream mix. It was successful for some time, but is no longer produced and marketed.

The Dilemma: To Open Or Not To Open

This pristine Junket Sherbet package most certainly contains a coin in either MINT or GEM MINT condition, which presents a challenge. Do you have the package graded and slapped as an outstanding unopened package example? Or do you carefully open the package and remove the coin in hopes of finding the rare Ed Bailey or Ed Bressoud error variations? It’s a haunting question: What if? You could open the package and find an error coin. You could find one of a host of Hall of Famers from one of baseball’s most celebrated eras. Or you could find a common player of lesser value than the unopened pack. The only way to answer the question is to purchase this wonderful package and carefully weigh your options.
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1962 Unopened Box Of Junket Sherbet Mix With Salada Coin Inside

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Auction closed on Friday, March 30, 2018.
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