National Peanut Brittle Day

Daily Fact: “Brittle” , a flat hardened sugar candy, is thought to be one of the first candies ever made.

Peanut brittle made with corn syrups & nuts began appearing in cookbooks around the 19th century.

Daily Quote: “A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in.”~Dean Koontz

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1838 The first state temperance law was passed in Tennessee.
  • 1875 The first battery-powered dentist’s drill was patented by George F Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • 1932  RIP William Wrigley, Jr. He started  Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1893, & later Wrigley’s Spearmint. Wrigley’s boson became the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world.
  • 2007 RIP  Sharon Tyler Herbst  Author of ‘ The Food Lover’s Companion,’ ‘The Joy of Cookies,’ & many more food related books.