The day before yesterday, we posted a rather unsatisfying partial account of the discovery of Bosco by a Camden physician, and even though we still don’t know that physician’s name, more facts about the beverage –called by Cosmo Kramer “your dark master”–are gradually emerging.
Fork in the Road’s Albany correspondent, Jan Galligan, offers the following miscellany:
I remember a grade school version of the BOSCO song
that we used to sing on the playground…[editor’s note: in Kenosha, Wisconsin]
I LOVE BOSCO
THAT’S THE DRINK FOR ME
MOMMY PUT’S IT IN MY
MILK – TO TRY TO POISON ME.
Following is a list of ingredients, and a descriptive statement from the Vermont Country Store:
Corn Syrup, Sugar Syrup, Natural Cocoa, Water, CaramelColor, Malt Extract,
Salt, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), No Artificial Flavor
Bosco syrup has been made since 1928. It contains no artificial flavors, is
fat-free and is an all natural product. Use with milk for a delightful and
No refrigeration is required.
Serving Size=2 Tbsp (40g)
Servings per Container=16
Total Fat 0g 0%
Trans fat 0g
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
Shelf Life: 18 Months–2 Years
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 9, 2009