Archive for Monday, January 23, 2012

100 years ago: Milk chocolate banned at KU lunch room

January 23, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 23, 1912:

"Milk chocolate is absolutely 'tabooed.' It is bad for University students, according to the Board of Regents, and consequently they will not allow it to be sold at the new lunch room which will be started in the basement of Fraser hall soon. William Allen White stated in the discussion about the advisability of selling milk chocolate to appease the appetites of hungry students and possibly hungry professors and it is not known, however, whether or not professors are fond of milk chocolate or not -- that milk chocolate was bad for the stomach. As the lunch room was to serve only nutritious and wholesome things, milk chocolate was soon stricken off the menu. The students are not heartily in favor of the plan adopted by the regents if the popular talk on the hill is any sign. The lunch room which will be started will be unique in other respects besides the lack of milk chocolate. In order to get anything to eat at the University 'cafe' one must put in his order twenty-four hours before he expects to be served.... Each day they will have their choice of tea or coffee. With this will be served a wholesome sandwich, either tongue, ham, beef or some other meat. Then for dessert -- well there will be no dessert or milk chocolate. According to the members of the Board of Regents, this lunch system is merely 'to stay the stomach' for those who are so unfortunate as to not to be able to get to their homes."

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 3 months ago

"A BBC report indicated that melting chocolate in one's mouth produced an increase in brain activity and heart rate that was more intense than that associated with passionate kissing, and also lasted four times as long after the activity had ended."

  • "Chocolate better than kissing". BBC News. 16 April 2007

Sarah St. John 3 years, 3 months ago

Well, I've never kissed an Englishman, but obviously they're not doing it right. ;-)

Sheryl Wiggins 3 years, 3 months ago

I can report that at least 1 Englishmen is "doing it right" :-)

FlintlockRifle 3 years, 3 months ago

That study was over across the big water, here in the States we know which works best, Both, put a hunk of chocolate in your mouth and pucker up there chick---

pace 3 years, 3 months ago

It is a pity that so much diet is based on fad.

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 3 months ago

It lends a whole new meaning to Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses,,,

They're a whole lot cheaper than taking someone out to dinner!

Clipped from: http://www.thehersheycompany.com/brands/hersheys-kisses/milk-chocolate.aspx

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