Mousse on the loose

My family enjoyed an Easter brunch at an Indian restaurant. The buffet included a dessert area, and one of the items there was an orange goo with this label:

Mango Moose

The restaurateur meant “mousse.” That is the word for a dessert — and for the foam that people put in their hair in the 1980s.

Mango Moose may not be a great name for a dish, but it’s perfect for a cartoon character.



  1. If not a cartoon character, then a rock band.

    We used to play a game (led by my dad) of “if you had a rock band, what would you name it?”

    Electric Pillow was the best suggestion. But Mango Moose is pretty good.

  2. A pretending-to-be-posh restaurant in my town includes a “triage of bruschetta” on its menu. The first time I ordered it, I half expected my three pieces of bruschetta to wear little nurse uniforms or to be driven over to me in a tiny ambulance. Alas, the bruschetta was naked and served to me on a completely ordinary plate.

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