Racist chocolate…

NB – Google Translate… This candy is today sold commonly under the name meringue or chocolate kiss. For those older, it is also known under the name of Moor’s Head or Negro Kiss. These terms have a racist connotation, that’s why we now employ the new terms.

The employee of a travel company found the use of the old terms nearly cost him his job: in the canteen, he had ordered a “negro kiss” from a woman from Cameroon.

Racist - Negro Kiss

  • Daviddowntown

    When I was a kid in 1950’s Vancouver. I’m tempted to call them the good old days but that would be raciss eh.

    • John

      I remember that.

      Here in Montréal we have a chocolate pastry called Les Tetes de Négre

  • robins111

    I guess I’ll have to start calling Brazil nuts by their proper names eh.

  • ed

    in the uk ” nigger brown ” was a standard paint colour . available in all hardware shops .

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    It’s a good thing that they don’t stock Brazilian Nuts or he’d be out looking for a new job.

  • Minicapt

    … niggling …