High-res version

Here are today’s five things to know about Peanut Butter Fudge:

Fudge was invented in the United States more than 100 years ago.


The exact origin is disputed, but most stories claim that the first batch of fudge resulted from a bungled (“fudged”) batch of caramels made on February 14, 1886—hence the name “fudge.”


Georgia is the #1 peanut producing state.


The most popular American fudge flavor is chocolate.




The average peanut farm is 100 acres.


Today’s Food History

on this day in…


1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.