Friday, May 27, 2011


Picture Image: Courtesy of Poets United - Thursday Think Tank

Brownies and All

I just wonder
Would you still remember?
That uncanny tag line
Years before
‘Melts in your mouth, not in your hands’
Promoting a popular brand name
One of the handful among them then
‘Rountrees, Smarties, Cadbury’s’
Those were the days
That I remember
Of milk chocolate bars
Multi-colored Smarties or blue clad Cadbury’s
None of the brownies or chocolate cakes
That we now so often see displayed
At the local cake shops and across the counter
Tell me, was it similar the world over
Could you relate to what I remember?
I just wonder!


  1. Oh I remember them all only too well! Delicious poem.

  2. oh yes but i like my chocolate with peanut reeses all the clad Cadbury’s is great word play!

  3. Yes, I remembeer. Funny how certain words stick with us, isn't it?

  4. I remember that, definitely. some chocolates fortunately still melt in my mouth and not in my hand ;) Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. My wife always talks about how she would love a Cadbury's Flake. That was definitely a melt in your mouth chocolate, but it always made a flaky mess!

  6. Andy,
    When it melts in the mouth, we can feel the squishy mush of sweetness. For a split second we turn juvenile and enjoy every minute of it. I know that feeling!

  7. Brian, Sherry and Pamela,
    Completely and deliciously unforgettable. Chocolate and peanut butter? I should try it. How come it's blue when mostly chocs have shades of brown. Wonder why?

  8. Mary,
    I would feel 'the young' again with chocs. True enough!

  9. Oh, yes, I so remember! It is like I just time traveled back to being 10 and being allowed to walk uptown alone and buy something at the store. ahh, yes, chocolate! Thanks for the memories~