We took my wife to dinner for Mother’s Day. This particular restaurant had free suckers, and the kids knew it. So when they were done eating, they asked for them. Since it was Mother’s Day, we let the kids get one sucker each so that my wife could enjoy the rest of her meal in peace.
One child chose watermelon, and the other chose blue raspberry. I am not quite sure how raspberry got assigned the color blue. My guess is that when the artificial flavor industry giants collude, they decided that there were too many other red flavors and not enough blue flavors. Really, is blueberry the only other blue flavor?
Green has lime and apple, yellow has lemon and banana, red and pink have cherry and strawberry and watermelon, and orange has orange and peach. I suppose purple is used only for grape – they could have also chosen purple for raspberry. Not all raspberries are red – there is the black raspberry variety. They could have made the color for artificial raspberry flavor as black. Black raspberries are more like a dark purple, so I think purple would be a more fitting color than bright blue.
The child with the blue raspberry sucker of course had his tongue turn very blue. I asked what flavor he had, and he replied “blue raspberry”. I said that I have never seen a raspberry that’s blue. So he picked up the sucker wrapper (which had blue raspberries drawn on it), showed it to me, and said “Now you have!”
“The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.”
– Genesis 1:12