White Chocolate (1940); Depth Charge

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Thu Aug 9 17:16:55 UTC 2001


   Not in OED.
   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 18 October 1940, pg. 18, col. 5:

_White Chocolates Are Attraction_
_In Former Artist's Candy Shop_
_Banana Nougat Loaf Another_
   _Attraction, With Jewelry_
   _to Decorate Gift Boxes_
By Clementine Paddleford
   Snowy-white milk chocolates are the window attraction in a month-old shop off Lexington Avenue, a shop as dainty and be-ribboned as a French bonbon box.
   These tiny chocolate droplets are white outside and inside, with assorted centers of nuts and fruits and some of caramel.  Yes, they taste like chocolates, but the eyes can't believe what they see.


   There must have been a lot of "depth charges."
   From Lucius Beebe in the NYHT, 19 October 1940, pg. 9, col. 2:

   Schuyler Cudner, the advertising tycoon, is spreading he word about a new depth charge, called a Fireball cocktail: 2/3 Bourbon, 1/6 French vermouth, 1/6 Italian ditto, a dash of Pernod and a slice of twisted lemon peel.  Promises three will tear the scalp off you quicker than an Ojibway.

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