Easter candy, 100 and 200 calories

Bunny Ears, Bunny Tails, and Lots of Eggs: Which Do You Head for First?

Peeps, jellybeans, and chocolate eggs are extremely popular types of Easter candy, but the National Confectioners Association says that on Easter, children head for chocolate Easter bunnies first. No matter how old we are, we all have our preferred way of attacking the chocolate rabbit. Just so you know where you rank, 76% of us […]

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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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Bread, Farl, Cake, or Spotted Dog?

  Green bagels and green milkshakes. It must be St. Patrick’s Day. There’s also corned beef and cabbage – and “Irish soda bread” with a cruciform, or cross, slashed on top.  Have you ever wondered why the shape of the cross is slashed on the top of the bread – and why it’s known as soda […]

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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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Exercises to burn off Super Bowl calories

Some Exercise Ideas To Burn Off Super Bowl Party Food Calories

Will you be watching the big game? Maybe you’re more interested in the food than the game. Either way, according to the Calorie Control Council, the average game watcher chows down on about 1,200 calories worth of food and snacks on game day – Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day (right behind […]

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Super Bowl Food Trivia

Super Bowl Food Trivia

Professional football — as we know it – has been around since 1920, but the first Super Bowl, the annual championship of the National Football League (NFL), only dates back to January 1967. Super Bowl Sunday certainly has the trappings of a holiday both in the US and in many expat communities. It’s the most […]

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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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