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Entry from May 06, 2012
“A party in your mouth” (a taste sensation)

A “party in my/your mouth” is a food or a combination of foods that create a taste sensation (usually a positive one). The flavors seemingly contain all the excitement of a party. “It’s like a party in my mouth” has been cited in print since at least 1982, when it described Popeye’s Louisiana style fried chicken.

The children’s television show Yo Gabba Gabba! featured the song “There’s a party in my tummy” in August 2007.


Urban Dictionary
party in my mouth
A metaphorical shindig in one’s pie hole to which a large amount of people are invited. Often, but not always, connotates good taste, depending on the clause that comes after this phrase.
Positive: “It’s like there’s a party in my mouth, and everyone’s invited!”
Negative: “It’s like there’s a party in my mouth, and everyone’s throwing up.”

by Zeke Apr 9, 2005

11 April 1982, Sunday Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), “New Orlean chicken sizzling financially” by John DeMers (UPI), pg. 2I, cols. 5-6:
A young man asserts, “I drive past five other chicken stores to get to Popeye’s.” Other endorsements include: “Spiced right and priced right” and “It’s like a party in my mouth.”

Google Books
Some Like It Hotter:
The official cookbook of the Galvanized Gullet

By Geraldine Duncann
San Francisco, CA: 101 Productions ; New York: Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. by Scribner
1985
Pg. 70:
Talk about a party in your mouth!

23 February 1988, The New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM), “Bill of fare in the City Different” by K. C. Compton, pg. A10, col. 2:
“It’s like nowhere else in the country,” Heaton said in a recent interview. “I had a friend who came to visit and she said there were so many good restaurants it was like having a party in your mouth every day. Santa Fe really is on the edge of whats happening nationally.”
(Kathy Heaton, Santa Fe resident and co-author of Santa Fe a la Carte—ed.)

Google Books
27 June 1988, New York magazine, pg. 56, col. 1:
Shrimp and radicchio and what tastes like a sea of butter glorify thin homemade noodles, and a rich bechamel layering of lasagna is “a party in my mouth,” a friend announces.

Google Books
Battered But Not Broken:
Help for abused wives and their church families

By Patricia Riddle Gaddis
Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press
1996
Pg. 40:
View food as fuel needed to survive rather than as a party in your mouth.

OCLC WorldCat record
The Japanese feast kaiseki is poetry on a plate and a party in your mouth
Edition/Format:  Article : English
Publication: INTHEBLACK, 78, no. 7, (2008): 75-76
Database: British Library Serials

(Trademark)
Word Mark THROW A PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH
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Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
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Filing Date July 8, 1999
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Published for Opposition December 21, 1999
Owner (APPLICANT) KENCRAFT, INC. CORPORATION UTAH 119 EAST 200 NORTH ALPINE UTAH 84004
Attorney of Record MICHAEL F. KRIEGER
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
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Abandonment Date December 21, 2000

(Trademark)
Word Mark IT’S A PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH!
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: HONEY, HOT SAUCE. FIRST USE: 20051001. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20051001
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
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Serial Number 76673776
Filing Date March 5, 2007
Current Basis 1A
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Published for Opposition February 5, 2008
Registration Number 3413867
Registration Date April 22, 2008
Owner (REGISTRANT) HOT TAR, INC. CORPORATION GEORGIA P.O. BOX 786 CAIRO GEORGIA 39828
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (1) Comments • Sunday, May 06, 2012 • Permalink


A “party in my/your mouth”...this is a quite a cool adage to describe delicious taste of food. I can wait to try it in a sentence!

Posted by grassfed beef  on  06/02  at  01:47 AM

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