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What is Bosco?

Is this just an alternative to Hershey's syrup or Quick? I grew up in California and never saw it growing up.....but I remember Lenny & Squigy mentioning Bosco.

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    1. wowie! I haven't thought about bosco for years ... fond, fond, memories of childhood. Yep, bosco is/was chocolate syrup. We didn't have it here it California? Maybe I remember it from my old Kentucky days.

      http://www.boscoworld.com/

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      1. re: yinyangdi

        We had it in California when I was a kid a long time ago...I can even still sing the jingle [if I have enough to drink..;) ]

      2. A young girl on the sidewalk shouted "Bosco, Bosco!" in all directions. Soon a chocolate Labrador retriever gallomped over to her and covered her with wet doggy kisses.

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        1. re: Melanie Wong

          We certainly did have Bosco in Califa...in LA at least. I remember our take on the jingle we used to sing until everybody told us to shut up!

          "I love Bosco, Bosco's good for me
          Mommy puts it in my milk to try to poison me
          But I fooled Mommy, I put it in her tea
          Now there's no more Mommy to try to poison me"

          1. re: oakjoan

            There was always a jar of Bosco in our kitchen in California in the 1950's and 1960's, Bosco mixed in a cold glass of milk, mmmmmmmmmm...

            1. re: ChinoWayne

              We had it in Oregon and Washington during that era too.

          2. Yeah we had Bosco in the SF Bay Area.

            1. Ah... love that Seinfeld episode!!! "BOSCO, BOSCO-O-O-O!!"... croak! :-)

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              1. re: Katie Nell

                Yes...J. Peterman's dying mom's last word.
                George adopted it as his ATM password.