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Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 3:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

True story: Why was garlic-flavored chocolate invented?
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Was it invented for medicinal purposes? For the culinary experience? For fun?
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Was it invented for medicinal purposes? For the culinary experience? For fun? None of these.
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Ick! I have never heard of such a thing.

Is the identity of the "inventor" relevant?
Is the country where it was invented relevant?
Was it invented within the last 100 years?
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Is the identity of the "inventor" relevant? Not really.
Is the country where it was invented relevant? Yes.
Was it invented within the last 100 years? Yes.
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to keep vampires away? only thing I can think of lol
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to keep vampires away? Nope. only thing I can think of lol Sorry.
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Was it invented on [LPTF list of continents]? Was it 'invented' by accident? Was it invented with the purpose of selling it to the public, or for some other purpose (scientific? religious?) Was it invented in: 1900 - 1920? 1921-1940? 1941-1945? 1946-1990? 1991-present day? Wars relevant?
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Was it invented on [LPTF list of continents]? Europe. Was it 'invented' by accident? No. Was it invented with the purpose of selling it to the public, or for some other purpose This. (scientific? religious? But neither of these.) Was it invented in: 1900 - 1920? 1921-1940? 1941-1945? This. 1946-1990? 1991-present day? Wars relevant? Yes.
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Was it invented so that they could use it to play a prank on the enemy? The enemy would eat the chocolate and have bad breath, causing them to be easily differentiated from allies?

So was this used in WWII? By the Allies? Britain? Germany? Switzerland? Japan? Russia?

Was the chocolate intended for the country's own soldiers? For the opposing country's soldiers?
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Was it intended to keep the chocolate from melting quickly?

BTW that actually sounds pretty delicious on this end.
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Was garlic used as some sort of preservative for the chocolate? Was in fact chocolate given to the soldiers? Was garlic?
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Was it invented so that they could use it to play a prank on the enemy? I wouldn't call it a prank, but... The enemy would eat the chocolate and have bad breath, causing them to be easily differentiated from allies? No, but you're vaguely OTRT.

So was this used in WWII? Yes. By the Allies? This. Britain? This. Germany? Switzerland? Japan? Russia?

Was the chocolate intended for the country's own soldiers? For the opposing country's soldiers? Neither.

Was it intended to keep the chocolate from melting quickly? No.

Was garlic used as some sort of preservative for the chocolate? No. Was in fact chocolate given to the soldiers? Not to soldiers. Was garlic? In the form of garlic-flavored chocolate, yes.
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Was it given to the soldiers' wives and girlfriends, so their kisses would taste of aglio e olio (sounds pretty delicious on this end) and they would therefore prefer to go off killing one another, etc?
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Was it given to the soldiers' wives and girlfriends, so their kisses would taste of aglio e olio (sounds pretty delicious on this end) and they would therefore prefer to go off killing one another, etc? No.
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Was the chocolate given to civilians in the area? Or was it sold instead of normal chocolate? Was the goal to slow the purchase of chocolate? So that more would be available for the soldiers' rations?
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Was the chocolate given to civilians in the area? Or was it sold instead of normal chocolate? Was the goal to slow the purchase of chocolate? So that more would be available for the soldiers' rations? No to all.
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We've danced all around this idea - so let's see if we can nail it down.

Is the presence of garlic-breath used to identify someone? Or a certain group? Or perhaps, the absence of garlic-breath?
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We've danced all around this idea - so let's see if we can nail it down.

Is the presence of garlic-breath used to identify someone? Or a certain group? Thisish, or OTRT. Or perhaps, the absence of garlic-breath? No.
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Are a particular race relevant?
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Are a particular race relevant? OTRT.
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French?
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French? Yes.
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Was the garlic chocolate only available in France? Was it given away? Sold? Were the French the only ones who ate it?
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Was the garlic chocolate only available in France? No. Was it given away? No. Sold? No. Were the French the only ones who ate it? FA.
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Was the chocolate eaten? Was it used as a deterrent?
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Was the chocolate eaten? Yes. Was it used as a deterrent? No.
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POWs relevant? Hiding of allies into enemy-occupied teritory? Was it used only in France? Occupied vs. unoccupied France relevant?
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Is it because French cuisine is quite garlicky?
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POWs relevant? No. Hiding of allies into enemy-occupied teritory? Yes. Was it used only in France? Yes. Occupied vs. unoccupied France relevant? Assuming you mean Vichy, no.

Is it because French cuisine is quite garlicky? Yes.
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Could the garlic itself be used, as it is, or the cholate has some relevance here? Hiding of the Jewish population relevant? Was it used by people protecting the allies, so that the latter can ascertain a friend is nearby if he smelled like garlic? Crossing-borders or other checkpoints relevant?
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Did they use the garlic chocolate to disguise the British soldiers among the French? Because they would all smell like garlic?
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Did they use the garlic chocolate to disguise the British soldiers among the French? Because they would all smell like garlic? Close enough.

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Garlic-flavored chocolate was invented by a member of the British secret service. The theory was that a spy, after parachuting into occupied France, could eat the chocolate, thus throwing off suspicion by any German who might smell the spy's breath and realize that he didn't smell French. I don't know how well the ruse actually worked...
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Am I the only one on the forum who would actually eat that? It sounds delicious.

Nice puzzle!
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I don't know that it sounds delicious per se, but I would definitely like to try it. Chocolate is the basis for any dessert I make and garlic is the basis for about any other food I make, so why not put them together?
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If they don't have the stuff in Gilroy, CA during the Garlic Festival, I'd be surprised. They've done garlic flavored ice cream...(never tried it though)

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