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Tommy B

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Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Tue, 12/2/08 11:07 PM (permalink)
This time of year, I like to make hot chocolate and put in thermos, so when my grandson and I go walking/hiking, we can treat ourselves to a mug (and I always pack the Reddi Wip)


My Question: Which Chocolate Syrup is your favorite?
Bosco? Hershey's? Nesquik?




Reddi Wip or Cool Whip?


Thank you for posting.











 
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    Twinwillow

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    RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 12:14 AM (permalink)
    When I was a kid, it was always Hershey's (in a can).
     
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      leethebard

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      RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 12:28 AM (permalink)
      How about Cocoa Marsh....a favorite sponsor for many kids programs in the mid 50's...and so popular in our house...you could buy a pump to squirt the syrup from the jar...it was a lot like my other favorite,Bosco!!!!
       
      #3
        phlmaestro

        RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 12:42 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Twinwillow

        When I was a kid, it was always Hershey's (in a can).


        Hershey's in the can is still my favorite. It's easy to find and much better than their squeeze bottle syrup.
         
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          markolenski

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          RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 12:55 AM (permalink)
          Here is a picture of Cocoa Marsh
          http://www.inthe70s.com/food/chocolatemarsh0.shtml
           
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            AndreaB

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            RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 5:44 AM (permalink)
            Hershey's in the can or the bottle, and definitely no Ovaltine EVER!

            Andrea
             
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              Grillnut

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              RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 12:58 PM (permalink)
              We live less than an hour from Hershey, PA and have season passes to the amusement park, so of course I must put in a vote for Hershey's syrup. We prefer the Hershey's Special Dark syrup, which we've never seen anywhere but the Hersheypark chocolate shops and Hershey's Chocolate World. If you like dark chocolate and ever happen to find yourself in Hershey or see the Special Dark syrup someplace else, I highly recommend it.
               
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                PaulBPool

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                RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 1:05 PM (permalink)
                Fox's U-Bet, the only syrup for real egg creams, also great on ice cream and in milk.
                 
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                  fabulousoyster

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                  RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 1:13 PM (permalink)
                  There is always a box of Nesquik in the house but we love better the RICH CHOCOLATE Ovaltine, its really very delcious and not as sweet as Nesquick, great topped with marshmallows.
                   
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                    leethebard

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                    RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 1:16 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by markolenski

                    Here is a picture of Cocoa Marsh
                    http://www.inthe70s.com/food/chocolatemarsh0.shtml



                    Thanks for the picture of Cocoa Marsh with the pump...it sure brought back my childhood memories. Thanks!!!
                     
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                      leethebard

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                      RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 1:18 PM (permalink)
                      Nostalgia aside,I think the Hershey syrup in the can,flavor wise, is my favorite. I remember using a can opener to put a hole in the can to get to that delicious flavor...Hershey chocolate is a distinct flavor no one else can match!!!!
                       
                      #11
                        Foodosaurus

                        RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 1:20 PM (permalink)
                        I'm in a bit of a differnt boat. For me it depends on the use of the product.

                        For chocolate milk, or "cha" as my friends and I call it - NESQUICK Powder

                        For ice cream - Hershey's Syrup

                        For egg creams, as PaulBPool said - Fox's U-Bet, there is no substitute.
                         
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                          Scorereader

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                          RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 1:23 PM (permalink)
                          Godiva makes a very nice hot chocolate.


                          but, that is pricey - but, oh, so good.

                          Of course, there's kid friendly, vitamin fortified:


                          Annie's secret message:
                          BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE
                           
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                            Greyghost

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                            RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 3:20 PM (permalink)
                            Of the three offered brands, I think I would go with Hershey's as it is an iconic American brand.
                            Who knows, perhaps someday your grandson will be taking his children to Hershey Park and fondly recalling how he and his grandfather used to drink the very same stuff on their hikes.

                            Then there is Bosco, a slightly less famous American brand. In this vision of the future, perhaps your grandson will be showing his children Hitchcock's movie Psycho and as the blood drips down the drain, he can declare, "See that stuff, it isn't blood it's really Bosco, my demented grandfather used to make me drink it all the time!"

                            The third vision of the future is very cloudy, but involves your grandson claiming to his incredulous children, "Really, America used to be a rich nation and made all kinds of things until the people started buying everything from foreign corporations..."

                            Well, I have taken off my swami hat, but I do think it is funny how seemingly inconsequential decisions can play out over time.

                            Disclaimer: I have a very poor track record as a swami, but I do like to wear my swami hat. I am sure in the end, what your grandson will remember are those glorious walks with his grandfather and not remember the hot chocolate at all.
                             
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                              Big Ugly Mich

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                              RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 4:09 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by ScorereaderAnnie's secret message:
                              BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE
                              I thought that was Ralphie's secret message.
                               
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                                Twinwillow

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                                RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 4:16 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by PaulBPool

                                Fox's U-Bet, the only syrup for real egg creams, also great on ice cream and in milk.


                                I would have said, Fox's-U-Bet as my first choice but, it wasn't listed.

                                As a side note: Fox's makes two type of syrups. One, which you can buy easily enough,"over the counter". And, one for institutional (soda fountains) use which is, thicker and better for fountain drinks like chocolate egg creams.
                                 
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                                  mland520

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                                  RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 4:20 PM (permalink)
                                  Hershey's syrup for ice cream, Nestle instant hot chocolate mixes for the kids, and either Godiva or Penzey's hot cocoa mixes for the adults!
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Foodosaurus

                                    RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 4:21 PM (permalink)
                                    Twinwillow, how do I go about aquiring this thicker Fox's U-Bet?
                                     
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                                      Scorereader

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                                      RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 4:30 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Big Ugly Mich

                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by ScorereaderAnnie's secret message:
                                      BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE
                                      I thought that was Ralphie's secret message.


                                      no, it's (Little Orphan) Annie's secret message, to her listeners. Ralphie needed the decoder ring to get the message. Remember, Annie's message was available to "only members of Annie's Secret Society."
                                       
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                                        cavandre

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                                        RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Wed, 12/3/08 6:51 PM (permalink)
                                        Always been a Nesquik man...just have gone from the powder to the bottle.
                                         
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                                          MikeS.

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                                          RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Sat, 12/6/08 6:22 PM (permalink)
                                          For hot chocolate Nestle quick. For ice cream Hershey's in the can.
                                           
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                                            ConeyIslandLou

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                                            RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Sat, 12/6/08 7:24 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by Scorereader

                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by Big Ugly Mich

                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by ScorereaderAnnie's secret message:
                                            BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE
                                            I thought that was Ralphie's secret message.


                                            no, it's (Little Orphan) Annie's secret message, to her listeners. Ralphie needed the decoder ring to get the message. Remember, Annie's message was available to "only members of Annie's Secret Society."


                                            A crummy commercial...son of a b****!
                                             
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                                              eruby

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                                              RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Mon, 12/8/08 2:29 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by braunsteinm

                                              Twinwillow, how do I go about aquiring this thicker Fox's U-Bet?
                                              Below is Fox's institutional website. For consumers, the U-Bet available for Passover is better than the year round as it's made with sugar and not corn syrup (like Coke).

                                              http://www.foxs-syrups.com/index_i.html
                                               
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                                                bosco lover

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                                                RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Tue, 12/9/08 1:09 PM (permalink)
                                                why bosco, of course. (this is also the name of my dog)
                                                but bosco is hard to come by around here, so i usually go for u-bet.i really enjoy a squirt of u-bet and a squirt of coffee flavored eclipse syrup in milk, for a wonderful mocha milk
                                                 
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                                                  TerrierMom

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                                                  RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Tue, 12/9/08 1:55 PM (permalink)
                                                  Mostly I use Nestle Quik or Hershey's. Reddi Whip! Though sometimes I crave it and get a small thing of Cool Whip. You need some marshmallows too!
                                                   
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                                                    butch michael

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                                                    RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Thu, 08/15/13 7:52 PM (permalink)
                                                    Cocoa marsh was my favorite chocolate by far, although that's going back quite a number of years....Never cared for Ovaltine.
                                                     
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                                                      bartl

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                                                      RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Fri, 08/16/13 5:25 PM (permalink)
                                                      For chocolate milk or hot cocoa, never Hershey's; it's too thick. Great for topping ice cream, though. The maltiness of Ovaltine was always nice (especially if you buy the European version; a much stronger malt taste than the American version). Another old favorite (but rather difficult to find in the States) is Suchard Express. Here's a site that has it and a wonderfully choppy English translation: http://www.marinamarket.c....asp?a=6&id=106725
                                                       
                                                      Bart
                                                       
                                                      Bart
                                                       
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                                                        Earl of Sandwich

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                                                        RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Sat, 08/31/13 9:38 AM (permalink)
                                                        I remember Bosco from when I was a kid but did not know it was still around
                                                         
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                                                          bartl

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                                                          RE: Bosco, Hershey's, or Nesquik? Sun, 09/1/13 12:54 AM (permalink)
                                                          I remember this:
                                                          http://youtu.be/y95_5iX2giY
                                                          (Bosco commercial)
                                                           
                                                          Bart
                                                           
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