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Photo Find: Where in Freehold is this Sweet Treat?

Tell us where you can find this Freehold icon and share some information about the business it represents in the comments.

Yummy! Who doesn't love some delicious penut brittle? Salty and sweet, it is a great combination...

If you have a sweet tooth and know where this photo is from, tell us in comments. Bonus points if you can tell us some history or interesting information about the business it represents.

Answer to Photo Find 4/8

displayed the solar panel field located next to the on Kozloski Road.

Four Patch readers got the answer correct.

Claudine Scozzari asked an interesting question, "where were these solar panels made?"

"The point of energy independence is too make the USA less dependent on foreign made goods. And, solar panels are usually made in China. For there to be true energy independence, the energy source should be produced in the USA," she said.

 

Thank you to all who submitted answers!

Think you can stump your fellow Freehold residents? Upload a Photo Find picture to this story or email it to Freehold Patch Local Editor Noel Aliseo at noel.aliseo@patch.com.

Joseph W. April 15, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Old Monmouth Candies on Park Avenue between Foodtown and the National Guard Armory.
Joseph W. April 15, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Old Monmouth Candies was started in 1898 by Maurice Foosaner and a partner named Harris under the label "The Famous Home Made Peanut Brittle," still a favorite product of Old Monmouth Candies. Later it became "Foosey's Famous Home Made Original Cris-P-nut Candy," made by Maurice Foosnaner alone. The firm early on registered a trade mark of a woman in Colonial costume stirring a kettle over an open hearth stone fire place, with the slogan "So different from the ordinary." Their cans, patented on January 30, 1923, were manufactured by the Passaic Metal Ware Co., of Passaic, NJ. Subsequent owners included Dey & Prest, who renamed the company "Old Monmouth Peanut Brittle." An advertising card from the 1940s claimed "We Love to Mail Candy to You." It offered a one pound can of peanut brittle or a one pound can of walnut brittle, both sent for $2.00 postage prepaid. A one-pound can of peanut brittle alone cost 85 cents, a 2 pound can of peanut brittle $1.65. It came from Old Monmouth Peanut Brittle Co., Park Avenue, Route 33, Freehold, N. J. The building has been enlarged since the advertising card was issued, but the show room remains the same. The Prest family continues to own the company today. It has branched out into a full line of chocolates and other sweet confections. Peanut Brittle remains a favorite product.
justy goldcoaster ly April 16, 2012 at 01:20 AM
That's crackerful of info thanks for sharing such an informative picture of important history. We have a lot to bee proud of in free hold
Lisa Warren-Taylor April 16, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Old Monmouth Candies, on Park ave great place for homemade candy!!! Love it, I've been going they for years.
Jane Healton April 16, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Old Monmouth Candies!
Jacklyn Corley (Editor) April 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Thanks so much for the history lesson, Joseph! If you ever want to treat us to some more interesting items of Freehold history, please feel free to write a blog post. (I know I'd love to read more.) You can visit http://freehold.patch.com/blog if this is something you'd be interested in.

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