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How About Some Popsicle Trivia?

The Popsicle And Serendipity By accident, on a cold night in San Francisco in 1905, an 11 year old left a powdered soda drink on the porch with a stirring stick still in it. The next morning there was this amazing frozen sweet stuff on a stick.  Years later, Frank W. Epperson, the lucky kid, […]

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Calories Don’t Count When . . .

You buy a candy bar at the gas station and eat it in the car You snag 3 tootsie rolls from the receptionist’s desk You grab a couple of samples of cheesecake at Costco You finish your child’s grilled cheese sandwich You taste the cookie batter and lick the bowl and beaters You finish the […]

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What’s Sweet, Shaped Like An Egg, And Doesn’t Come From A Chicken?

Easter Eggs:  The Confectionary Type They’re everywhere and at every price point.  Some are piped with flowers and others are wrapped in foil.  You find them in supermarkets, discount stores, and fancy candy stores. Easter is the second ranked holiday for candy purchases in the US (just behind Halloween) and solid, hollow, and filled chocolate […]

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Jelly Beans: What’s Your Favorite Color?

Jelly beans —  little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors.  Their gummy insides might have originated centuries ago from the treat, Turkish Delight.  Their outsides are basically the same as the colored hard candy coating, developed in the late 17th century, for the Jordan almond.  The modern jelly bean appeared […]

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A Holiday Eating Tip: Pick One Fantastic Treat

Chocolate bark at the receptionist’s desk.  Candy canes at the dry cleaners.  A rotating selection of Christmas cookies on just about everyone’s desk.  Happy holiday food gifts from grateful clients.  And that doesn’t include the fantastic spreads at holiday parties and family events!

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