Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 08:34:02 -0400
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: candy bars and measurements
In the dim past, before I discovered Cabernet Savignon, I ate candy bars. I
remember eating one horror called a 'Baby Ruth.' It had an (UGH!) peanut
covering and, as I recall, no chocolate at all. I agree it might be less
'prototypical' than such putatively chocolate but tasteless abominations as
the 'Three Musketeers,' but it was, nevertheless, a 'candy bar.' Shape and
packaging seem to be nearly as important as other factors (except, of
course, for the ubiquitous gob of sugar). Looks like a victory for fuzzy
sets and prototypes to me.
actually, baby ruths do have a chocolate covering, but it tends to
fall off after you take the first bite.
lynne, who knows way too much about candy