Kayo Hot Chocolate Knocks Me Out!

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I love this Kayo Hot Chocolate Mug, but my wife thinks it’s ugly. I’m not sure how old it is, I can’t find too much info on Kayo online. I’m guessing 1940s though I could be way off.



5 thoughts on “Kayo Hot Chocolate Knocks Me Out!

  1. “Kayo” brand hot cocoa is still made and the brand now belongs to Saralee’s foodservice division. It can be purchased from Coffee Wholesalers USA (http://cw-usa.com) and many other suppliers

    Kayo, the kid with the derby hat depicted on the mug, was a well-known character in the old newspaper comic strip “Moon Mullins” that was published from 1923 to 1991. The title character, Moon Mullins, was a boxer and “Kayo” was his street urchin kid brother. Kayo was drawn wearing suspenders, polka dot pants and a black derby. (The name Kayo was derived from “K.O.”, sportswriters’ shorthand for a knockout punch.) See the web page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Mullins which includes a reprint of one of the comic strips, including Kayo, from 1924.


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