Believe it or not, pine nuts, or piñones actually come from pine cones. In North and South America, this cone is usually from the pinyon pines. The dried pieces of the pine cone are popped and the insides are eaten like nuts. This wonderfully textured glassine bag is old store stock from way back in the 1940s (check out the telephone number!). The back is plain.
The front reads:
MEXICAN PRODUCTS PIÑONES SOFT SHELL PINE NUTS MARCA EL CHARRO TRADE MARK NET WEIGHT 2 OZ. WHEN PACKED PACKED BY Psomás Coffee Co. 10¢ TEAS - COFFEE ROASTERS - SPICES Importers and Jobbers Mexican Products LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 344 NEW HIGH ST. PHONE TUCKER 6180
These bags are in superb shape - they are 7 inches tall by 3-3/4 inches wide and have never been used. The graphics are in green and red. The bag was probably whiter when new, but we love the aged color much better.