[Watercolor by Harold J. Nichols, 1924-2013]
I’ve started viewing “Flowers” on Netflix, a British series starring Olivia Colman. In episode 2, I think I heard a character ask a refreshment vendor for “two Clunks and a Milky Finger.” The vendor hands him three candy bars. Dialog goes at a fast clip in this endearingly daffy comedy, so I can’t be sure, but I’m hoping that’s what I heard. I’ve collected American candy bar names for years — O’Henry, Snickers, Butter Finger, Bit-‘O-Honey, Payday, Almond Joy, Mounds, Three Musketeers, Baby Ruth, Zero, Mister Goodbar — those are ones from the top of my head; however, their names are stale enough to have lost their laughability. If Clunks and Milky Fingers are indeed two wrapped British treats, freshness arrives.
(c) 2019 JMN.