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Huell Howser and that Chocolate Milk

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Huell Howser and that Chocolate Milk

JeetJet | Jan 7, 2013 01:52 PM

Sad news, Huell Howser Dead at Age 67. Huell's friendly voice and kind smile were always made his shows pleasant. I always liked how he was willing to share the camera with all others who he was visiting, sometimes with his back to the camera as he interviewed them; no ego, a genuine human being! One of his episodes, loved by L.A, Chowhounds, is the one about Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy in Montebello, CA. They make the best chocolate milk and egg nog and still sell it in glass bottles; "California Gold!" Broguiere's made a special bottle with Huell's smiling face and a caption, "Favorite Visitor." I have over a dozen of these collector bottles and they have made nice gifts to special people. I once asked a counter person at Broguiere's whether Huell has returned since filming that episode and he told me that Huell would drop in when he was is in the area. He would get a quirt of chocolate milk, open the bottle and drive away. Then a few minutes later he would return and say, "Let me have one more please," and trade in the empty bottle. I thought I was the only person to do that.

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