I have, with the purchase of a soda siphon (who wouldn't want a siphon?), Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup and sundry other supplies, successfully assembled three and consumed two Brooklyn Egg Creams* over the last two days. (I fed the other one to Tam, who liked it).
Never been to Brooklyn. I was missing a Hoosier treat, Choc-Ola, which was bought up and shut down (locally) in 1985. They made the stuff for another 15 years, but stopped selling it in Indiana. An Egg Cream is an approximation -- in some ways, richer -- but good as they are, it's not the same. (Yoo-hoo's okay in its own right but it ain't even close to the real stuff.)
Lucky for me, Choc-Ola is back! Or at least it was back as of last Spring; they've even got a website. I'm gonna investigate further tomorrow. Maye even drive down for lunch at the cafe where it was rebooted. Watch this space.
* Which contain neither eggs nor cream. Well, whole milk, but that hardly counts. So why the name? Theories abound but nobody knows for sure.
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