If you wonder whether or not elves exist, just ask Ernest J. Keebler, the famous spokes elf for tasty products made in the Hollow Tree. Ernie, as he is affectionately known, is happy to offer undeniable proof (such as a Keebler® cookie or cracker) that elves not only exist – they are hard-working and happy creatures.
Yes, Ernie wants to be clear that the Keebler® elves are not leprechauns, gnomes or dryads, shoemakers, fairies or sprites! Keebler® elves are a uniquely American strain of elves whose sole purpose in life is to bake Uncommonly Good Keebler® cookies, crackers and cones in their Magic Ovens.
No one knows exactly how long the elves have been going about their baking. It is reported that elves were on the scene in Philadelphia as early as 1853, when Keebler® was founded, and these are the ancestors of the famous Keebler® elves known today. Enie, the most famous elf, exemplifies the care and devotion to work that is the mark of every Keebler® elf. Ernie’s mother, Ma Keebler, is also widely recognized and very proud of her son’s work ethic. After all, elves enjoy work more than play and their workday begins long before most others get up in the morning.