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

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Entry from May 18, 2018
“What do you call someone who can’t stick with a diet?"/"A desserter.”

"Deserter” (a member of the armed forces who deserts) shouldn’t be confused with “desserter” (someone who enjoys desserts), but there are puns. A diet riddle is:

Q: What do you call someone who can’t stick with a diet?
A: A desserter.


The joke was has been cited in print since at least 2015.

“My uncle used to carry a trifle in the army. He was a desserter” is another “desserter” joke.


Twitter
Cortés Restaurant
@CortesRest
What do you call someone who can’t stick with a diet? A desserter. #Jokes #MondayMotivation #Foodie #Quote
4:15 PM - 20 Apr 2015

Twitter
Oh Mexico Restaurant
@ohmexicomiami
What do you call someone who can’t stick with a diet? A desserter. #Jokes #Laughs #Likes #Follow #RT #SOBE
1:02 PM - 21 Apr 2015

Twitter
ION
@ion_nutrition
Well this #joke made us groan and laugh:
Q. What do you call someone who can’t stick with a #diet?
A desserter.
…badum tish
4:49 AM - 27 Nov 2015

4 April 2018, Shenzhen (China) Daily, “Jokes of the Week,” pg. ?
Q. What do you call someone who can’t stick with a diet?
A. A desserter.

Reddit—Jokes
Q: What do you call someone who can’t stick with a diet?
submitted April 29, 2018 by JquaterReddit
A: A desserter.

Twitter
lorraine Jo King
@LahLahBean
#Sillysaturday
What do you call someone who can’t stick with a diet?
A desserter.
4:10 AM - 19 May 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, May 18, 2018 • Permalink