Sunday, August 22, 2010

I am Thankful for Coke Floats

Some of life’s greatest pleasures are the simple ones and the majority of those are desserts. Peanut butter was invented by George Washington Carver and it was a great gift to humanity. I have no idea who first blended cocoa with sugar to produce chocolate; surely he or she was also a great humanitarian. But whoever first dipped chocolate in peanut butter was either a culinary genius or an angel sent from God.

Let the same be said about ice cream and Coca-cola. Was it necessity, or an accident, or brilliance that combined milk, cream and sugar, stirred them vigorously in a canister surrounded by ice? Coke, that best of medicinal drinks, is the taste that refreshes. The soda jerk that first poured the caramel colored, carbonated syrup over a scoop of vanilla ice cream deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor and a statue in the Smithsonian.

Cleveland, Tennessee
August 22, 2010

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mom sure did make us happy with those coke floats.