Porcupine Balls; Smoothy; Tin Roof; Soft Ice Cream

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   Sorry for that title.
   Jean Anderson's AMERICAN CENTURY COOKBOOK, pg. 304, discusses "porcupine meat balls."  She says that a 1918 cookbook has "rice meat balls," and a 1939 MY BETTER HOMES & GARDENS COOK BOOK recipe is given.
   A recipe for "Porcupine Beef Balls" is in the SODA FOUNTAIN, November 1935, pg. 24, col. 2.

SMOOTHY (continued)

   From the SODA FOUNTAIN, June 1934, pg. 24:

3rd Prize
"Smoothy" Soda
   Equal thirds (one syrup ladle each) of lime syrup, marshmallow topping and crushed pineapple topping; small scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Mix as any other soda.  Two-thirds ounce of each flavor, two ounces in all is just right.--J. H. Winterhalder, Cozy Nook Confectionery, Medford, Oregon.

   Full-page ads for "Old Smoothie" chocolate syrup appeared in the SODA FOUNTAIN February 1936 (pg. 10), March 1936 (pg. 14), June 1936 (pg. 7) and July 1936 (pg. 23).

TIN ROOF (continued)

   "Tin Roof... .25" is listed under "College Ices" (sundaes) from the Brooks Store, Fitchburg, Mass., in the SODA FOUNTAIN, June 1926, pg. 48, col. 1.

SOFT ICE CREAM (continued)

   I left this off, from the SODA FOUNTAIN, November 1925, pg. 25, col. 2:

   Ruhr's Confectionery store of Rutherford, N.J., has noticeably increased its ice cream sales by the simple expedient of always having on hand and ready to serve--soft vanilla ice cream.
   No special advertising is necessary to sell the soft ice cream--a few simple announcements in the windows and a few in the store will do the trick.
   Where people are not familiar with soft ice cream, curiosity will tempt many to try it and gradually a soft ice cream trade is built up, which will increase the entire sales of ice cream and bring many customers into the store, who would not come otherwise.

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