Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 12:30:37 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: reese's cups > Perfect. It's only barely a candy bar for me, if that much. But it brings > up another question. It clearly says "cup" and not "bar" in its title, > which in this case seems to refer to its shape (roundish rather than > rectangular). Now I understand what a "fruit cup" is because it's often > served in cup-like servers; but what does cup mean for Reese's? I guess > not having a vaguely rectangular (even if rounded like Payday) shape > disqualifies candy from being a candy bar. But size has something to do > with this too -- I can imagine inch-long, chocolate covered rectangular > morsels that could not be called candy bars -- even "bite-sized". i think it's a cup because (it looks like) you start out with a dish- shaped bit of chocolate, put pb in it, then seal it off. (i realize that they may actually start out w/ a bit of pb & put choc around it, but that's not what it looks like.) also, it's in a piece of paper that looks like a baking cup. this is torture, since i can't get them here. think i saw them at a gourmet chocolate place once for around the equivalent of $3. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-4199 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA