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

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Entry from February 02, 2017
“You call them calories. I call them delicious points”

"Calories? You mean delicious points” is a jocular line that has been printed on many images. “You call them calories. I call them yummy points” has also been printed on many images.

“I didn’t know you had your calories listed on the menu. Barista: I like to call them delicious points” was posted on Twitter on May 22, 2009. “Did you say calories? I heard ‘delicious points’” was posted on Twitter on July 13, 2009.

“People count calories. I call them ‘yummy points’” was posted on Twitter on March 24, 2011.


Twitter
Luis Antezana
‏@luckylou
RT @ericaguaca to cute gay barista: I didn’t know you had your calories listed on the menu. Barista: I like to call them delicious points.
3:14 AM - 22 May 2009

Twitter
phabutaanh
‏@phabutaanh
Did you say calories? I heard “delicious points”. | Defining Etiquette http://bit.ly/mW0ev
8:13 AM - 13 Jul 2009

Twitter
ART
‏@heyart
@allthingsfabu Mmmm calories.  Calories = delicious points.
6:14 PM - 22 Dec 2009

Twitter
Snuggly Coaldust Pon
‏@CoaldustPony
@Kablappy People count calories. I call them ‘yummy points’.
6:44 PM - 24 Mar 2011

Smogon
Vader’s Well: the well about vadre
Colonel M
Aug 10, 2011
(...)
Anything with an excess of 500 calories, or “delicious points” as I’ve recently taken to calling them.

Twitter
Men’s Humor
‏@MensHumor
You call them calories, I call them yummy points.
10:18 AM - 5 Sep 2013

10 September 2013, Alaska Highway News (Fort St. John, BC), “Prince Charles, sharks and coffee” by Bob Snyder, pg. A6:
CALORIE CHAOS: On CBC, a weight loss expert said we need a better way to count calories. I don’t call them calories. I call them yummy points.

DumpaDay
CALORIES, YOU MEAN DELICIOUS POINTS
March 23, 2014 Jon

18 June 2014, Daily Times (Salisbury, MD), “Chefs duel for Culinary Coast honor” by Jon Bleiweis, pg. 4:
“I wanted it to be awesome and fatty and delicious,” he said. “I know everyone’s all against counting calories right now but I see calories as delicious points and I wanted to epically at least give food that I thought would be good.”

Suck3r Punch
Saturday, June 28, 2014
You call them calories, I call them yummy points.

Facebook
ipsy
September 28, 2014 ·
Calories = Delicious points. That is all. <3

Twitter
Bill Murray
‏@BiIIMurray
You call them calories, I call them delicious points.
1:30 PM - 23 Jan 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, February 02, 2017 • Permalink