Sunday, October 31, 2010
a history lessonBecause of the name of my blog, which was, by the way, completely capricious and really means nothing to me, I happen to be the first link on most search engines for anything and everything snozzberry related.
Every day, people end up here by googling stuff about snozzberries; what they are, if they exist, and recipes for them.
They were an invention of Roald Dahl (author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "James and the Giant Peach", "Matilda" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox", among other things) and originally appeared in Dahl's first published novel, "Some Time Never". They were described as a round, white, juicy fruit about the size of a currant, eaten by gremlins.
They were also mentioned in the Dahl book, "The BFG", the first Willy Wonka movie (Wonka claims that the snozzberries on the lickable wallpaper taste like snozzberries and Veruca Salt questions the authenticity of the fruit - thus my blog title), and the movie "Super Troopers".
But they're not really real, k?
So there it is. And if you came here expecting something snozzberry-related but just got stuck with my blog which is generally not snozzberry-related... sorry about that.
Labels: random pop culture reference