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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Football, Food, and Beer

  It’s football season. With it comes fun, excitement, joy, angst, wringing of the hands, a whole new spin on vocabulary, and tons of food and drinks. It seems that football is associated with nine main food groups: beer, wings, pizza, chips and dip, barbecued ribs, burgers, chili, sausage (especially bratwurst), and pulled pork. It’s […]

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Count Your Cashews: How Many Nuts and Calories Are In a Serving?

Nuts are amazing – they taste great and they’re full of fiber, nutrients, heart healthy fats, along with protein and, for most nuts, a minimal amount of carbohydrates. They’re a great addition to many dishes and they’re a delicious snack that can help tide you over until your next meal. But, because nuts are loaded […]

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Is Your Coffee Giving You A Muffin Top?

Are the calories in your favorite coffee the equivalent of the calories in a muffin – or your lunch — for that matter? Calories and nutritional information for some Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee drinks: Starbucks Caffe Latte, grande (16 oz), 2% milk:  190 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs, 12g protein Starbucks Cappuchino, grande […]

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How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Summer Drinks?

It’s hot.  You’re thirsty.  You want something cool – or maybe ice cold – to drink. Check Out The Calories A lot of cool, refreshing drinks come with a hefty dose of calories. You might be surprised how many are in a drink you’ve been having for years. According to CSPI (Center for Science in […]

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Do Your Road Trips Mean Dashboard Dining?

How many ketchup drips, chocolate smears, coffee stains, and greasy crumbs do you have in your car (or on your clothes)? Is your road trip an endless food-fest of fast food, junk food, and all kinds of snacks — with your dashboard or vacant passenger seat acting as your table? If you’re nodding your head, […]

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For Safe Picnic Food Don’t Forget Your Drive Time

The picnic food that’s sitting in your car might turn out to be a big problem.  Packaged food  — like crackers — usually do fine in high temperatures, but meat, dairy, cut-up fresh fruit, salads, and prepared foods are another story. Perishable food may contain bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses. Food that sits in […]

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What Do You Search For Through The Vending Machine Glass Window?

Sooner or later you will likely have your next sharing moment with a vending machine: you share your money and the machine shares its calories. Vending machines actually have a holy history. Around 215 BC the mathematician Hero invented a type of vending device that accepted bronze coins to dispense holy water. Vending eventually became […]

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What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?

They are both cold and delicious.  There are an astounding number of flavors of each with varying degrees of fat, calorie, sugar, and dairy content – along with fruit, candy, and cookie add-ins, depending on the flavor.  And the sad truth is that no matter how innovative food scientists and savvy marketers have become, a […]

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