U.S. At War: I'll Take Vanilla

WPB asked ice-cream manufacturers hereafter to make no more than 20 varieties—ten flavors (manufacturer's choice) in each of two grades. (WPB merely said "please," issued no fiat.) Ice-cream novelties in the forms of bananas, daisies, ducks, rabbits, other flora & fauna were restricted to five varieties per month; ices and sherbets to two flavors per month. Purpose: to save containers, labor, transportation.

Since U.S. dairy cattle give down more than 100,000,000,000 pounds of milk a year, the U.S. has plenty of milk. But ice cream —childhood's caviar, poor man's pheasant, fat lady's...

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