A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 28, 2012
“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt”

"All You Need Is Love” is a song that was written and performed by The Beatles in 1967. “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” has been credited to the Peanuts comic strip character Lucy Van Pelt, drawn and written by Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000). It’s not certain when the particular comic strip ran, but the line was been cited in print since at least 1999.

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” has been included in many lists of chocolate sayings and has been printed in many books about chocolate.


Wikipedia: All You Need Is Love
“All You Need Is Love” is a song written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It was first performed by The Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. Watched by 400 million in 26 countries, the programme was broadcast via satellite on 25 June 1967. The BBC had commissioned The Beatles to write a song for the United Kingdom’s contribution.

Wikipedia: Peanuts
Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. The strip is the most popular and influential in the history of the comic strip, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being”, according to Robert Thompson of Syracuse University. At its peak, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages. It helped to cement the four-panel gag strip as the standard in the United States, and together with its merchandise earned Schulz more than $1 billion. Reprints of the strip are still syndicated and run in almost every U.S. newspaper.

Mother Earth News
For Love of Chocolate
An adventure in dark, white and bittersweet.

By Anne Vassal
February/March 1999
“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
-- Lucy, a comic strip character in “Peanuts” by Charles Schultz


20 October 2001, Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), “Sweet Decision: Chocolate manufacturers do the right thing”:
“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!’’
-- Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)

Google Books
The Only Thing Better Than Chocolate
By Janet Dailey, Kylie Adams and Sandra Steffen
New York, NY: Kensington Pub. Corp.
2002
Pg. 192:
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. — Lucy of the “Peanuts” gang

Google Books
The Total Package:
The power to create your ultimate lifestyle

By Anthony Palmer
Lakewood Ranch, FL : Palazzola Pub.
2002
Pg. 164:
“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Lucy Van Pelt in the comic strip “Peanuts,” by Charles M. Schulz

Google Books
I’ll Bring the Chocolate:
Satisfying a Woman’s Craving for Friendship and Faith

By Karen Porter
Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Books
2007
Pg. 47:
All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
LUCY VAN PELT, PEANUTS

Google Books
Heavenly Humor for the Chocolate Lover’s Soul:
75 Chocolate-Covered Inspirational Readings

By Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
2011
Pg. ?:
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!
LUCY VAN PELT (IN PEANUTS, by CHARLES M. SCHULZ)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Sunday, October 28, 2012 • Permalink