In 1885 I wrote a little ditty about my “Celebrated” Mint Rock and I believe that it still is very much true to this day so I have reproduced it for you:
The many compounds which have been manufactured by various persons, and palmed upon the public as “Mint Rock,” and thus, by the adoption of the same name implying that the “compound” was the same think, has rendered it necessary for the manufacturer of the Real and Original Mint Rock to take every means in his power to prevent the public being deceived, and himself injured. He has repeatedly cautioned the public that there are offered inferior, and frequently injurious articles, which, however similar in appearance, possess none of the sterling qualities discovered in Butler’s “matchless” Mint Rock.
Scores imitate it, but none equal it.
This is evidenced by the hundreds of tons which are sold over his own counters and by his numerous agents throughout the country, whereas all imitators have utterly failed to command even a moderate sale.
BUTLER’S MINT ROCK is not only the most enjoyable as a delicious luxury, but is the best thing that can be taken in cold weather. You have but to get Butler’s, in order to satisfy yourselves of the absolute truth of the assertions. Nevertheless, in view of the fact that there are production now offered, bearing the name “Mint Rock”, which are really unwholesome, the subscriber deems it but due to himself to state as much, and to urge upon the reader not to purchase any other Mint Rock but that which is pure, wholesome, and genuine, and that which is made exclusively by CHARLES BUTLER.