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

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 20, 2016
“What’s a vampire’s favorite ice cream?"/"Veinilla.”

A popular children’s Halloween pun is:

Q: What’s a vampire’s favorite ice cream?
A: Veinilla.


The “veinilla” (vein + vanilla) joke has been cited in print since at least January 1997, when a “Cryptoquip” puzzle answer mentioned “Count Dracula” instead of “vampire.”

“What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?"/"A blood orange” and “What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?"/"A necktarine” are similar vampire riddles.


3 January 1997, Sun Herald (Englewood, FL), “Cryptoquip,” Our Town, pg. 8, col. 5:
Yesterday’s Cryptoquip: DO YOU ASSUME COUNT DRACULA’S VERY FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR IS VEINILLA?

23 June 1998, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Laugh Lines; Pint-Sized Punch Lines,” pg. 3:
What is a vampire’s favorite flavor of ice cream? Veinilla. (Alexandra Greenberg, 7, San Diego, Ecole Francaise de San Diego)

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Dumb halloween jokes, we all need to get in to the SPIRIT of things
Hapekat
10/23/99
(...)
Q.Whats is a vampire’s favret ice cream?
A.Veinilla.

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Nixon, D.
11/2/02
You know Dracula’s favorite Ice Cream slavor???  !!!
------------------------------------------ Vein - ella

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What is a vampire’s favorite ice cream?  .....  Veinilla
10:57 AM - 23 Oct 2009

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What is a vampire’s favorite ice cream flavor? Veinilla. -For more free jokes text ChaCha at 242242.
3:49 PM - 7 Mar 2010

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes:
Humour for the whole family

By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Which flavour ice cream is Dracula’s favourite?
Vein-illa.

Google Books
Insults Anywhere Kids Presents Joke Book Of The Living Dead
By Franklin Yantz
Insults Anywhere (Smashwords Edition)
2011
Pg. ?:
What flavour ice cream is Dracula’s favourite ?
Veinilla !

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, May 20, 2016 • Permalink