George and Ice Cream

Did you know that Baskin Robbins created an ice cream called  “Beatle Nut” in 1964? Now archived in the “Deep Freeze”, the flavor is long since retired. It was Pistachio ice cream with a chocolate ribbon and walnuts.

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George vs. Food, continued.

I made a gallery of all the pics I could quickly find on my desktop of George eating. And there seems to be…a lot.

George vs. Food.

I’ve noticed for years that there seems to be a large amount of photos of George caught snacking. I’m trying to avoid showing photos of regular sit-down meals with the other Beatles; just ones in which he’s eating on his own. And I still wonder if you could find as many with the other Boys.
Here’s just a tiny sampling of what I have:

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Back in his non-vegetarian days, George scarfs down a hot dog in a studio canteen.

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Looks like maybe an in-studio breakfast here, with toast and jam. Yum!

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And of course, in A Hard Day’s Night, he munched that roll all through the first scene in the train compartment. Wonder if it took several takes,and he ended up completely stuffed?

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Here, George looks pretty interested in that popcorn. Look out, boys!(I included that one because of that predatory look on his face…Want popcorn!)

I seem to recall an amusing anecdote from George himself in his autobiography about being able to put away two cheeseburgers and several pints of beer when he was younger.Yet in her book, Pattie Boyd reminisces that George was never hungry and never ate much of anything. I wonder how much she truly remembers. I mean, the Beatles themselves have outwardly said they can’t remember half of what gets hashed and re-hashed in the books! 🙂

Even with his mouth full…

…he was still hot.

A Tribute to "Savoy Truffle".

Released on the Beatles “White Album” of 1968, “Savoy Truffle”is, to me,one of the most underrated Beatles songs of all time.I love it.If I hear it,it will be stuck in my head for hours.
Gotta love a man who sings about chocolate.
Actually, in the song he is poking fun at his buddy Eric Clapton’s chocolate addiction, and the chorus–“But you’ll have to have them all pulled out after the savoy truffle”— refers to the state of Eric’s teeth.
The lyrics and candy names are derived from a box of Mackintosh Good News chocolates.
All of the candy names used in the song are authentic except cherry cream and coconut fudge.Pineapple treat was changed to pineapple heart,probably to get the rhyme.

Lyrics:

Creme tangerine and Montélimat
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee dessert–yes you know it’s good news
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

Cool cherry cream, nice apple tart
I feel your taste all the time we’re apart
Coconut fudge–really blows down those blues
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

You might not feel it now
But when the pain cuts through
You’re gonna know and how
The sweat is going to fill your head
When it becomes too much
You’ll shout aloud

But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

You know that what you eat you are,
But what is sweet now, turns so sour–
We all know Obla-Di-Bla-Da
But can you show me, where you are?..

Creme tangerine and Montélimat
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee dessert–yes you know its good news
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.
Yes, you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

..and, just for fun, here is a YouTube video somebody made utlizing the song as background music as they explored an amusing Beatles mystery: How the heck George Harrison could eat so much and still stay thin as a rail.