Saturday, 7 February 2009

I Should Cocoa


Where does that rejoinder "I should cocoa" (meaning "I should jolly well think so") come from? Anyway, after all the snow-capped topiary and frozen brussel sprout stalks I thought we could all do with a heart warming mug of hot cocoa. And what better than a big spoonful out of this splendid tin. Except of course we can't buy it like this now, mores the pity. I must admit I am tempted to buy some Bournville and decant it, (there's still some Rowntree's lurking at the bottom), but there are enough raised eyebrows surrounding me at the moment as it is. But just look at this 1950's design. The repeat patterns in cream and brown on a burnt orange, backing-up the characterful hand-drawn script. And the two exquisite line drawings of the cup and saucer and the very pretty girl glancing at us as she takes the cocoa pot (looking like one of those you once got in Boots' cafes) on its tray to a waiting table. How did I come by it? Well, a little boy of our aquaintance in the mid 1970's was always gazing up at the shelves of our cottage, and when he realised we weren't a grocer's shop he scooted off down the village street to his grandma's and lifted this from the back of her pantry shelf. "I thought you'd like this" he said. Oh yes.

7 comments:

ageing hipster said...

If pretty girls and traditional beverages tickle your fancy, I recommend a look at the Tea Council's website. Mmmm...

http://www.tea.co.uk/

Philip Wilkinson said...

Ooh, a lovely winter warmer. 'I should cocoa' is supposed to be rhyming slang (cocoa/know) I think, but it's not a very good rhyme, and I've always been a bit suspicious of the derivation.

Now off I go to the Tea Council.

CarolineLD said...

Oh, now I'm craving cocoa - and a cocoa pot to serve it in!

Thud said...

looks good...finding an acceptable hot chocolate drink is difficult...American chocolate is awful.

Phil said...

I've just been pointed in the direction of your blog for the first time by Simon over at The Songs That People Sing and I think I'll be coming back for more. Great site, thanks - and speaking of places I know: I grew up in a village just north east of Derby, but my Dad's family are all from Market Harborough.

Dad died in December last, but this tin doesn't mean cocoa to me - it's one of the tins and jars pressed into service in Dad's old shed where he would keep nails, screws etc. I think I may even have inherited this very tin in Dad's toolbox!

Phil

Simon Clarke said...

Supposedly Mockney rhyming slang, as Mr Wilkinson says - but a fuller explanation is here:
http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ish1.htm

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