On this date in 1969, Bernsteins’ ran this coupon ad for their salad dressings in the The San Bernardino County Sun.
This 50 cent refund offer required that salad (and salad dressing) lovers mail in this coupon with two neck labels from bottles of Bernsteins’ salad dressing to Dept. 3 Seal Beach, California 90740.
Yes, Seal Beach once had its own salad dressing plant! The buildings where Bernsteins’ had their offices and production plant were located at 500 Marina Drive and are now occupied by The Seal Beach Center For Spiritual Living.
When demand for their salad dressing outgrew the Seal Beach plant’s production capacity in the mid-seventies, Bernsteins’ moved their operations to Tacoma, Washington, but you can still find Bernsteins’ salad dressings on Seal Beach supermarket store shelves.
And for the years when Bernsteins’ operated in Seal Beach, the corner of Fifth Street and Marina Drive smelled heavenly.
– Michael Dobkins
Have you enjoyed this and other This Date in Seal Beach History posts?
If so, please consider making a small donation of a dollar or more to help defray the online subscriptions and other research costs that make this blog possible.
Donations can be made securely with most major credit cards directly through PayPal. Just click on paypal.me/MichaelDobkins to go to PayPal. Thank you.
This Date in Seal Beach History also has an online store hosted at Cafepress where you can order shirts, tote bags, stationery, and other gift items imprinted with vintage Seal Beach images. Visit the online store by clicking here.