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

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Entry from November 22, 2020
Water Crouton (ice cube)

Ice cubes have sometimes been jocularly called “water croutons.”

“If you think about it, ice cubes are pretty much just water croutons for your drink. #amirite?” was posted on Twitter by Levi Colt Wainwright on June 23, 2015. “ice cubes are just water croutons” was posted on Twitter by “Alex Comet Herlock Sholmes Stole My Identity” on June 29, 2015. “Ice cubes are just water croutons” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on October 11, 2015.

“Water Croutons” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on March 3, 2019.

“Today’s Soup: Whiskey with ice croutons” is a related joke. 


Twitter
Levi Colt Wainwright
@Levi_Colt
If you think about it, ice cubes are pretty much just water croutons for your drink. #amirite?
12:40 PM · Jun 23, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Katie Toon
@katie2n
Jake: Ice? You mean the water croutons?
3:44 PM · Jun 24, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
blackburn
@havefaith_13
ice is just water croutons
5:57 PM · Jun 28, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jared Senne
@JaredESenne
Ice cubes are like water croutons
2:55 PM · Jun 29, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Alex Comet Herlock Sholmes Stole My Identity
@MaybeAlexL
ice cubes are just water croutons
3:21 PM · Jun 29, 2015·Tweetbot for Mac

Twitter
SP
@JacobSaintPeter
“ice is basically water croutons”
7:39 AM · Jul 6, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
✿miss cocky bitch✿
@poppytattoos
Ice is water croutons
1:32 AM · Jul 8, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jess
@jestice_league
Better name for ice= water croutons
7:26 PM · Jul 10, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/PM_MALE_BULGES August 17, 2015
Ice is just water croutons.
Yup.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/blua95 October 11, 2015
Ice cubes are just water croutons

Reddit—Betternamesforthings
Posted by u/lovaan1243 July 28, 2017
Water Croutons
Ice cubes

Twitter
A. Poby
@lmaoo_amanda
Ice cubes are water croutons.
Yes 46.4%
No 14.3%
TF are you talking about 39.3%
28 votes · Final results
11:30 AM · Oct 25, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Adam of Earth
@AdamOfEarth
Ice cubes are water croutons
4:16 PM · Dec 16, 2017·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/tjoewa January 4, 2019
Ice cubes are actually water croutons

Urban Dictionary
Water Croutons
Like bread which is hard then given a fancy name: croutons.
Water which is hard (ice), then given a fancy name: Water Croutons.
“I’ll have the soup du jour; Whiskey and Water Croutons”
by BrianWoolsey March 03, 2019

Reddit—Highdeas
Posted by u/Password_IsGullible September 22, 2019
Ice is just water croutons

Twitter
ally andrade
@allymariea
ice cubes are just water croutons.
10:21 AM · Nov 16, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
cami // REDEMPTION ARC
@itachidiet
ice cubes are just water croutons
1:33 PM · Aug 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
not mila natera
@notmilanatera
ice cubes = water croutons
1:41 AM · Sep 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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