• hairylarry
    Do Hobbits Drink Hot Chocolate?

    This was the first topic of discussion on Inspired Unreality today and after several discouraging searches concluding that Middle Earth has no chocolate I finally found the result I was looking for.

    "Chocolate is mentioned in an draft of Bilbo's Farewell Party. Hobbits produced chocolate themselves, or bought from other peoples:

    He stepped down. One hundred and forty-four flabbergasted hobbits sat back speechless. Mr Proudfoot removed his feet from the table. Mrs Proudfoot swallowed a large chocolate and choked. Then there was complete silence for quite forty winks, until suddenly every Baggins, Took, Brandybuck, Chubb, Grubb, Burrowes, Bracegirdle, Boffin and Proudfoot began to talk at once."

    - https://www.quora.com/...20other%20peoples%3A

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    Although these words did not make it into the book we clearly see hot chocolate described. I mean after all how could the hobbit mommys get all their little hobbits home for elevenses without serving a nice mug of chocolate?

    I found the full text.

    "Lastly, to make an Announcement. He said this so loudly and suddenly that
    everyone sat up who could. I regret to announce that - though, as I have said, 71 years is far too short a time among you - this is the END. I am going. I am leaving after dinner. Good-bye!

    He stepped down. One hundred and forty-four flabbergasted hobbits sat
    back speechless. Mr Proudfoot removed his feet from the table. Mrs Proudfoot
    swallowed a large chocolate and choked. Then there was complete silence for
    quite forty winks, until suddenly every Baggins, Took, Brandybuck, Chubb,
    Grubb, Burrowes, Bracegirdle, Boffin and Proudfoot began to talk at once.

    'The hobbit's mad. Always said so. Bad taste in jokes. Trying to pull the fur
    off our toes (a hobbit idiom). Spoiling a good dinner. Where's my handkerchief. Won't drink his health now. Shall drink my own. Where's that bottle. Is he going to get married? Not to anyone here tonight. Who would take him? Why good¬bye? Where is there to go to? What is he leaving?' And so on. At last old Rory Brandybuck (8) (well-filled but still pretty bright) was heard to shout: 'Where is he now, anyway? Where's Bilbo?'

    There was not a sign of their host anywhere.

    As a matter of fact Bilbo Baggins had disappeared silently and unnoticed in
    the midst of all the talk. While he was speaking he had already been fingering a small ring (9) in his trouser-pocket. As he stepped down he had slipped it on - and he was never seen in Hobbiton again."

    from Bilbo's Last Song by J.R.R. Tolkien
    https://archive.org/...20R.%20R.%20Tolkien/
    Do Hobbits Drink Hot Chocolate?

    This was the first topic of discussion on Inspired Unreality today and after several discouraging searches concluding that Middle Earth has no chocolate I finally found the result I was looking for.

    "Chocolate is mentioned in an draft of ...See more
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