Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 11:47:41 CST From: Mike Picone Subject: early nonce chocolate sandwich Bethany Dumas mentioned chocolate sandwiches and pot in Arkansas in the 60's and 70's (where presumably they didn't inhale before indulging). I know of a much earlier attestation of this practice (without the pot, I'm sure), which would probably qualify as a nonce occurence: my mother, who is now 74, as a little girl in Dayton, Ohio, once begged her mother to prepare chocolate sandwiches for her birthday party. The way she explained it, she just had it in her head, in typical kid fashion, that this would be great. Somewhat out of character, her mother, a very strict, no-nonsense Quaker lady, complied and the chocolate sandwich was born. By the way, for those who have resided in France or Italy, you know that a chocolate spread, flavored with hazel nuts, called Nutella, is consumed on bread in great quantity by young and old alike. It is so popular that I still haven't been able to figure out why no enterprising person in Oregon, where hazel nuts abound, hasn't put an American imitation on the market. Maybe it has something to do with the scarcity of good bread to put it on. Mike Picone University of Alabama MPICONE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UA1VM.UA.EDU