Thursday, June 16, 2011

Just Desserts

Why have liquid mainstays of the confectionery landscape like the malt, the phosphate, and the egg cream (and, to a lesser extent, the float) disappeared? Fast food has turned the soda and the milkshake from desserts to meal accompanying drinks and there was a revival in the flavored soda (vanilla and cherry coke), but their formerly popular cousins are nowhere to be found. Why?