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Jellybeans -- What

Jelly Beans: One by One or by the Handful?

Should jellybeans come with a warning label: “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?”  It’s pretty darn hard not to love those little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors and get stuck in your teeth!  The proof: Americans eat 16 billion jellybeans at Easter – if they were lined up […]

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Marshmallow PEEPs

Fluorescent Squishy PEEPS – Do You Love ‘em or Hate ‘em?

If you have a thing for the fluorescent marshmallow bunnies and chicks that were hatched over 50 years ago, you’re not alone. They got their name – PEEPS — because they were originally modeled after the yellow chick. Every year, PEEPS are the subject of lots of design contests (you’d be amazed what you can […]

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Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies: here’s the original recipe

Chris Rock nudged the Oscar audience into buying $65,243 worth of Girl Scout cookies. Most of us don’t buy our cookies in an audience full of theater royalty, but rather from Girl Scouts who have set up tables on sidewalks, in front of stores, who have rung your doorbell, online, or from parents selling them […]

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Popcorn and the Oscars

Movies, Popcorn, and the Oscars, too!

When you think movie, do you also think popcorn? A good percentage of movie viewing people do. And what’s the biggest movie night of the year? The Academy Awards, of course. Oscar has been around for a long time – the first Academy Awards ceremony was in 1929 – but the main snack food that’s […]

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Movie Calories

What Do You Eat With Your Movie?

When you enter a movie theater lobby what do you usually notice first?  After the cost of the ticket, it’s probably the delicious smell of freshly popped (maybe or maybe not) popcorn. It’s no accident that the concession stand with it’s popcorn popper and glass cases filled with the candy that reminds you that you […]

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Super Bowl and Food

Super Bowl and Food: What Will You Be Eating?

It’s amazing how food has become associated with football — from tailgating to Super Bowl parties to the selection of food sold in stadiums. Where there’s football there also seems to be many opportunities to eat, often mindlessly. Even when you’re surrounded by a smorgasbord of highly caloric, fatty, salty, and sweet foods there are plenty […]

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Calorie Savers

Three “I Didn’t Know That!” Calorie Savers

Don’t be duped by turkey, fish, and veggie burgers and sandwiches. They sound healthier and less caloric than beef, but that might not be the case. At Red Robin a grilled turkey burger has 578 calories, 29g fat. Burger King’s Premium Alaskan Fish sandwich has 530 calories, 28g fat while a Whopper Jr. without mayo […]

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Want To Walk Off Your Halloween Candy? Go This Far . . .

Here’s another way to think about Halloween candy — how much walking will it take to work off the candy calories? According to walking.com: 1 Fun Size candy bar (Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfingers, etc. is about 80 calories. You’d need to walk 0.8 miles, 1.29 kilometers, or 1600 steps, assuming you cover one mile in […]

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Candy Corn Trivia: 8 Sweet Things To Know

  It’s prime candy corn time! Those little tri-colored triangles have celebrated over 130 birthdays and are still going strong. Here are 8 sweet things you probably never knew about candy corn:   1. Candy corn was created in the 1880s by the Wunderlee Candy Company. It was popular among farmers who loved the corn […]

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Stadium Food: Good, Better, and Best Choices

It’s football season. How can you possibly not chow down on thousands of calories when there are food vendors or tailgating friends about every 20 feet hawking dogs, barbecue, burgers, and fried everything? There Are Ways And Then There Are Ways If you’ve got a will of iron you could ignore the food and drinks. But […]

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