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* Referenced in RealLife by [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] Mayor Ray Nagin in his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_nagin#.22Chocolate_City.22 "Chocolate City"]] speeches and comments. He was simply referencing an old Music/ParliamentFunkadelic song about D.C., but the UnfortunateImplications of the comment became an EpicFail that nearly cost him his re-election. His back-pedaling clarification that meant "chocolate ''with milk''" was unintentionally hilarious, however.

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* Referenced in RealLife by [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] Mayor Ray Nagin in his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_nagin#.22Chocolate_City.22 "Chocolate City"]] speeches and comments. He was simply referencing an old Music/ParliamentFunkadelic [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament]] song about D.C., but the UnfortunateImplications of the comment became an EpicFail that nearly cost him his re-election. His back-pedaling clarification that meant "chocolate ''with milk''" was unintentionally hilarious, however.


* Hazel and her mother from ''Literature/{{The Heroes of Olympus}}'' are both described as having " skin like a roasted coffee bean,"

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* Hazel and her mother from ''Literature/{{The Heroes of Olympus}}'' are both described as having " skin "skin like a roasted coffee bean,"


** �I traveled the world in me youth, and I noticed yez/mocha, mahogany, chestnut and cocoa/ochre and umber and amber and gold/coffee with cream, coffee with milk, coffee with nothin� but Tullamore Dew/amber and anatase, russet and chocolate, both the siennas, the burnt and the raw/hazel and sepia, several more/an� never a black man or woman I saw.�

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** �I 'I traveled the world in me youth, and I noticed yez/mocha, mahogany, chestnut and cocoa/ochre and umber and amber and gold/coffee with cream, coffee with milk, coffee with nothin� nothin' but Tullamore Dew/amber and anatase, russet and chocolate, both the siennas, the burnt and the raw/hazel and sepia, several more/an� more/an' never a black man or woman I saw.'



* Played with in ''Ella Enchanted'', where Ella describes Areida in food terms � after having been practically starved for three days, so ''everything'' reminds her of food.

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* Played with in ''Ella Enchanted'', ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'', where Ella describes Areida in food terms after having been practically starved for three days, so ''everything'' reminds her of food.
* In {{Literature/Chrestomanci}}, Tacroy is described as being the colour of 'coffee with a dash of milk'. When he realises the source of a new terror, he turns the colour of 'milk with a dash of coffee'.



* Very common with cosmetics.

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* Very common with cosmetics.cosmetic products, where the different shades have various creative names, evoking food, or coffee, or something beautiful and appealing. Justified on account of cool--and the fancy names are easier to remember than a string of dehumanized numbers.


This trope most often occurs in literature, where the audience can't see the character's skin color, but it is occasionally used in visual media like movies or theater when one character describes a second character. In the former case, it's become regarded as something of a cliché (if not quite a DeadHorseTrope), to the point of "how to write" guides advising aspiring writers to avoid it.

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This trope most often occurs in literature, where the audience can't see the character's skin color, but it is occasionally used in visual media like movies or theater when one character describes a second character. In the former case, it's become regarded as something of a cliché (if not quite a DeadHorseTrope), to the point of "how to write" guides advising aspiring writers to avoid it.it (especially as some might find it objectifying to be described as food).


-->-- ''La Vida Loca'', '''Music/RickyMartin'''

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-->-- ''La '''Music/RickyMartin''', "La Vida Loca'', '''Music/RickyMartin'''
Loca"


* Referenced in RealLife by [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] Mayor Ray Nagin in his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_nagin#.22Chocolate_City.22 "Chocolate City"]] speeches and comments. He was simply referencing an old [[GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]] song about D.C., but the UnfortunateImplications of the comment became an EpicFail that nearly cost him his re-election. His back-pedaling clarification that meant "chocolate ''with milk''" was unintentionally hilarious, however.

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* Referenced in RealLife by [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] Mayor Ray Nagin in his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_nagin#.22Chocolate_City.22 "Chocolate City"]] speeches and comments. He was simply referencing an old [[GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]] Music/ParliamentFunkadelic song about D.C., but the UnfortunateImplications of the comment became an EpicFail that nearly cost him his re-election. His back-pedaling clarification that meant "chocolate ''with milk''" was unintentionally hilarious, however.


-->-- ''La Vida Loca'', '''Ricky Martin'''

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-->-- ''La Vida Loca'', '''Ricky Martin'''
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* The above quote from "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin.

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* The above quote from "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin.Music/RickyMartin.


This trope most often occurs in literature, where the audience can't see the character's skin color, but it is occasionally used in visual media like movies or theater when one character describes a second character. In the former case, it's become regarded as something of a cliché (if not quite a DeadHorseTrope), to the point of "how to write" guides advising aspiring writers to avoid it.

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This trope most often occurs in literature, where the audience can't see the character's skin color, but it is occasionally used in visual media like movies or theater when one character describes a second character. In the former case, it's become regarded as something of a cliché (if not quite a DeadHorseTrope), to the point of "how to write" guides advising aspiring writers to avoid it.



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* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' Deunan Knute is referred to having "café au lait" skin in the manga.

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* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' Deunan Knute is referred to having "café au lait" skin in the manga.

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** “I traveled the world in me youth, and I noticed yez/mocha, mahogany, chestnut and cocoa/ochre and umber and amber and gold/coffee with cream, coffee with milk, coffee with nothin’ but Tullamore Dew/amber and anatase, russet and chocolate, both the siennas, the burnt and the raw/hazel and sepia, several more/an’ never a black man or woman I saw.”

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** “I �I traveled the world in me youth, and I noticed yez/mocha, mahogany, chestnut and cocoa/ochre and umber and amber and gold/coffee with cream, coffee with milk, coffee with nothin’ nothin� but Tullamore Dew/amber and anatase, russet and chocolate, both the siennas, the burnt and the raw/hazel and sepia, several more/an’ more/an� never a black man or woman I saw.



* Played with in ''Ella Enchanted'', where Ella describes Areida in food terms — after having been practically starved for three days, so ''everything'' reminds her of food.

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* The Music/SergeGainsbourg song "Couleur café"/"Coffee colour"; the coffee image is an extended metaphor throughout the song.
-->"Que j'aime ta couleur café." / "How I love your coffee complexion."

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* The Music/SergeGainsbourg song "Couleur café"/"Coffee colour"; the coffee image is an extended metaphor throughout the song.
-->"Que j'aime ta couleur café." / "How I love your coffee complexion."



* Comedy-Musician Music/StephenLynch has the song 'Vanilla Ice Cream', in which the lyrics go: "I like-a them black girls, them brown girls, them café au lait / Caramel girls and mocha girls just blow me away".

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* Comedy-Musician Music/StephenLynch has the song 'Vanilla Ice Cream', in which the lyrics go: "I like-a them black girls, them brown girls, them café au lait / Caramel girls and mocha girls just blow me away".



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* [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/if-white-characters-were-described-like-people-of-color-in-l#29dmzjj This article]] parodies the trope.

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* [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/if-white-characters-were-described-like-people-of-color-in-l#29dmzjj This article]] on Buzzfeed, entitled "If White Characters Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature," parodies the trope. trope by describing various white characters in food-related terms: tapioca, raw chicken breast, mayonnaise, etc...
--> "She had brown, wiry hair and skin that can only be described as the color of the inside of an apple. The mushy ones not the cool, crisp ones."


* Comedy-Musician StephenLynch has the song 'Vanilla Ice Cream', in which the lyrics go: "I like-a them black girls, them brown girls, them café au lait / Caramel girls and mocha girls just blow me away".

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* Comedy-Musician StephenLynch Music/StephenLynch has the song 'Vanilla Ice Cream', in which the lyrics go: "I like-a them black girls, them brown girls, them café au lait / Caramel girls and mocha girls just blow me away".



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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Raj's skin is frequently compared to caramel, both by himself and by others. One character even says she wants to dip an apple in his face.



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* ''Film/DaughtersOfTheDust'': Viola's cousin Mary is called "Yellow Mary", although Viola somewhat sourly notes that Mary isn't actually all that light-skinned.


This trope most often occurs in literature, where the audience can't see the character's skin color, but it is occasionally used in visual media like movies or theater when one character describes a second character.

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This trope most often occurs in literature, where the audience can't see the character's skin color, but it is occasionally used in visual media like movies or theater when one character describes a second character. In the former case, it's become regarded as something of a cliché (if not quite a DeadHorseTrope), to the point of "how to write" guides advising aspiring writers to avoid it.


* Slightly confusingly for people used to this trope, EnidBlyton generally used this kind of language to describe tanned ''white'' people.

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* Slightly confusingly for people used to this trope, EnidBlyton Creator/EnidBlyton generally used this kind of language to describe tanned ''white'' people.

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