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November 4th is National Candy Day!

Posted on November 4, 2018

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Here are today’s five things to know about Candy:

The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.


The winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate selling season.


How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie-pop? According to student researchers at Purdue, it’s 364 licks.


Until the 1930s, the Sugar Daddy candy pop was called the “Papa Sucker.”

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The name “Pez” comes from the German word “pfeffErminZ,” meaning “peppermint.”


Today’s Food History

  • 1873 Anthony Iske was issued a patent for a meat slicing machine. It worked much like a mandoline, with a frame to hold the meat while sliding it against the blade.
  • 1879 James and John Ritty invented the first cash register. They came up with the idea to prevent bartenders from stealing at the Pony House Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins received a patent for a refrigerating machine, which could be used to cool food (or even human corpses according to the patent application).
  • 1923 Alfred Heineken was born. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. He was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.

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November 4th is National Candy Day!

Posted on November 4, 2017

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Here are today’s five things to know about Candy:

The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.


The winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate selling season.


How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie-pop? According to student researchers at Purdue, it’s 364 licks.


Until the 1930s, the Sugar Daddy candy pop was called the “Papa Sucker.”

giphy54

The name “Pez” comes from the German word “pfeffErminZ,” meaning “peppermint.”


Today’s Food History

  • 1873 Anthony Iske was issued a patent for a meat slicing machine. It worked much like a mandoline, with a frame to hold the meat while sliding it against the blade.
  • 1879 James and John Ritty invented the first cash register. They came up with the idea to prevent bartenders from stealing at the Pony House Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins received a patent for a refrigerating machine, which could be used to cool food (or even human corpses according to the patent application).
  • 1923 Alfred Heineken was born. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. He was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.

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November 4th is National Candy Day!

Posted on November 4, 2016

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Here are today’s five things to know about Candy:

The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.


The winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate selling season.


How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie-pop? According to student researchers at Purdue, it’s 364 licks.


Until the 1930s, the Sugar Daddy candy pop was called the “Papa Sucker.”

giphy54

The name “Pez” comes from the German word “pfeffErminZ,” meaning “peppermint.”


Today’s Food History

  • 1873 Anthony Iske was issued a patent for a meat slicing machine. It worked much like a mandoline, with a frame to hold the meat while sliding it against the blade.
  • 1879 James and John Ritty invented the first cash register. They came up with the idea to prevent bartenders from stealing at the Pony House Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins received a patent for a refrigerating machine, which could be used to cool food (or even human corpses according to the patent application).
  • 1923 Alfred Heineken was born. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. He was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.

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November 4 is National Candy Day

Posted on November 4, 2015

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Candy:

  1. The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.
  2. The celebration of Halloween started in the United States as an autumn harvest festival. In pioneer days, some Americans celebrated Halloween with com-popping parties, taffy pulls and hayrides.
  3. In the late nineteenth century, with the large influx of Irish immigrants into the U.S., Halloween became associated with ghosts, goblins and witches.
  4. The winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate selling season.
  5. Ninety percent of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.


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Today’s Food History

  • 1873 Anthony Iske was issued a patent for a meat slicing machine. It worked much like a mandoline, with a frame to hold the meat while sliding it against the blade.
  • 1879 James and John Ritty invented the first cash register. They came up with the idea to prevent bartenders from stealing at the Pony House Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins received a patent for a refrigerating machine, which could be used to cool food (or even human corpses according to the patent application).
  • 1923 Alfred Heineken was born. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. He was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.

 


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National Candy Day

Posted on November 4, 2013

5 Food Finds about Candy

National Candy Day

Five Food Finds about Candy

  • The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.
  • The celebration of Halloween started in the United States as an autumn harvest festival. In pioneer days, some Americans celebrated Halloween with com-popping parties, taffy pulls and hayrides.
  • In the late nineteenth century, with the large influx of Irish immigrants into the U.S., Halloween became associated with ghosts, goblins and witches.
  • The winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate selling season.
  • Ninety percent of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1873 Anthony Iske was issued a patent for a meat slicing machine. It worked much like a mandoline, with a frame to hold the meat while sliding it against the blade.
1879 James and John Ritty invented the first cash register. They came up with the idea to prevent bartenders from stealing at the Pony House Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins received a patent for a refrigerating machine, which could be used to cool food (or even human corpses according to the patent application).
1923 Alfred Heineken was born. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. He was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.

November 4 – National Candy Day

Posted on November 4, 2012

5 Food Finds about Candy

National Candy Day

Five Food Finds about Candy

  • The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.
  • The celebration of Halloween started in the United States as an autumn harvest festival. In pioneer days, some Americans celebrated Halloween with com-popping parties, taffy pulls and hayrides.
  • In the late nineteenth century, with the large influx of Irish immigrants into the U.S., Halloween became associated with ghosts, goblins and witches.
  • The winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate selling season.
  • Ninety percent of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1873 Anthony Iske was issued a patent for a meat slicing machine. It worked much like a mandoline, with a frame to hold the meat while sliding it against the blade.
1879 James and John Ritty invented the first cash register. They came up with the idea to prevent bartenders from stealing at the Pony House Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins received a patent for a refrigerating machine, which could be used to cool food (or even human corpses according to the patent application).
1923 Alfred Heineken was born. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. He was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.

December 26th is National Candy Cane Day!

Posted on December 26, 2018

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Five Food Facts about Candy Canes

The candy cane was originally a straight stick.

cane-legends

It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.

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The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.

candycanes

Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.

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Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.

candy-cane-on-christmas-tree

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Today’s Food History

1620 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on the ‘Mayflower.’

1792 Charles Babbage was born. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.

1850 Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declares Minnesota’s first Thanksgiving Day.

1865 James H. Mason received the first U.S. patent for a coffee percolator.

1903 Elisha Cook Jr. was born. A well known character actor in films and TV. I remember him most as Wilmer, in the ‘Maltese Falcon’.

1931 Melvil Dewey died. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.

1982 The ‘Time’ magazine Man of the Year was the personal computer.

2004 A massive earthquake near Sumatra caused a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to Africa. It was one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Over 220,000 died, and millions were left homeless.

 


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December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day #RT #CottonCandyDay

Posted on December 7, 2018

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Five Food Finds about Cotton Candy:

Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss.

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The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for over 100 years.

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It was forgotten several decades ago, but cotton candy became an instant hit when suddenly it was mass produced and became readily accessible to everyone – not just for those attending the fair or circus.

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Cotton candy doesn’t contain all that much sugar – merely as much sugar as one would get drinking a can of an average soft drink.

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Spun sugar has been around since the 17th century!

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Today’s Food History on this day:

  • 1714 Queen Anne of Britain, the last of the Stuart dynasty died. She had grown so large that her coffin was almost square.
  • 1790 The first U.S. patent was granted to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont. The patent was for a process for producing potash and pearlash . Potash was used in soap and fertilizer. Pearlash was also used in baking. It produced carbon dioxide gas in dough, used in the first ‘quick breads.’ (Commercial baking powder was not available until 1857 [phosphate baking powder]).
  • 1921 There are reports that it rained frogs in Sterling, Connecticut.

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October 30th is National Candy Corn Day!

Posted on October 30, 2018

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Happy National Candy Corn Day

Did you know candy corn started as a gimmick to prove the goodness of corn sugar?

#NationalCandyCornDay


Here are today’s facts to know about Candy Corn:

  • One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories.
  • Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel.
  • More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces — enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end.
  • Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production.
  • A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins.

Today’s Food History

  • 1815 Andrew Jackson Downing was born. American horticulturist, author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’ (1845) and editor of the ‘Horticulturist’ periodical.
  • 1894 The first U.S. patent for a time clock was issued to Daniel Cooper of Rochester, New York.
  • 1990 ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice is #1 on the charts.

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Celebrate! July 31st is National Cotton Candy Day / 🍡🎡🎢#NationalCottonCandyDay

Posted on July 31, 2018

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Happy National Cotton Candy Day!

5 Facts about Cotton Candy:

  1. Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss.
  2. Cotton candy contains only one ingredient: sugar.
  3. The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for over 100 years so chances are you could ask your grandparents about their first encounter with cotton candy and they’ll tell you at great length how much it cost and how neat it was back in the day.
  4. It was forgotten for a while several decades ago, but cotton candy became an instant hit when suddenly it was mass produced and became readily accessible to everyone – not just the ones going to a fair or circus.
  5. Cotton candy doesn’t contain all that much sugar – merely as much sugar as one would get drinking a can of an average soft drink.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1714 Queen Anne of Britain, the last of the Stuart dynasty died. She had grown so large that her coffin was almost square.

1790 The first U.S. patent was granted to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont. The patent was for a process for producing potash and pearlash . Potash was used in soap and fertilizer. Pearlash was also used in baking. It produced carbon dioxide gas in dough, used in the first ‘quick breads.’ (Commercial baking powder was not available until 1857 [phosphate baking powder]).

1921 There are reports that it rained frogs in Sterling, Connecticut.

December 26th is National Candy Cane Day!

Posted on December 26, 2017

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Five Food Facts about Candy Canes

The candy cane was originally a straight stick.

cane-legends

It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.

giphy44

The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.

candycanes

Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.

newsengin-16894901_candycane

Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.

candy-cane-on-christmas-tree

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary


 

Today’s Food History

1620 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on the ‘Mayflower.’

1792 Charles Babbage was born. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.

1850 Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declares Minnesota’s first Thanksgiving Day.

1865 James H. Mason received the first U.S. patent for a coffee percolator.

1903 Elisha Cook Jr. was born. A well known character actor in films and TV. I remember him most as Wilmer, in the ‘Maltese Falcon’.

1931 Melvil Dewey died. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.

1982 The ‘Time’ magazine Man of the Year was the personal computer.

2004 A massive earthquake near Sumatra caused a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to Africa. It was one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Over 220,000 died, and millions were left homeless.

 


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December 19th is National Hard Candy Day!

Posted on December 19, 2017

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Here are today’s five food things to know about candy:

  1. Less than two percent of the calories in the American diet are supplied by candy.
  2. In Europe during the middle ages, the high cost of sugar made sugar candy a delicacy available only to the wealthy.
  3. Candy is simply made by dissolving sugar in water. The different heating levels determine the types of candy: Hot temperatures make hard candy, medium heat will make soft candy and cool temperatures make chewy candy.
  4. Some candies, such as lollipops, candy canes, gummy bears, gum drops, licorice twist and sour balls are free of fat and cholesterol, making them a healthier treat than many people realize.
  5. A lollipop, which was invented by George Smith in 1908, was named after Lolly Pop, a racing horse.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1732 First issue of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac’ was published.

1809 Pierre Joseph van Beneden was born. A Belgian parasitologist, he discovered the life cycle of tapeworms.

1863 Frederick Walton of London patented Linoleum. The standard kitchen flooring.

1871 Albert L. Jones patented corrugated paper which could be used to make boxes.


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December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day

Posted on December 7, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Cotton Candy:

Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss.

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The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for over 100 years.

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It was forgotten several decades ago, but cotton candy became an instant hit when suddenly it was mass produced and became readily accessible to everyone – not just for those attending the fair or circus.

cottoncandy2

 

Cotton candy doesn’t contain all that much sugar – merely as much sugar as one would get drinking a can of an average soft drink.

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Spun sugar has been around since the 17th century!

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Today’s Food History on this day:

  • 1714 Queen Anne of Britain, the last of the Stuart dynasty died. She had grown so large that her coffin was almost square.
  • 1790 The first U.S. patent was granted to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont. The patent was for a process for producing potash and pearlash . Potash was used in soap and fertilizer. Pearlash was also used in baking. It produced carbon dioxide gas in dough, used in the first ‘quick breads.’ (Commercial baking powder was not available until 1857 [phosphate baking powder]).
  • 1921 There are reports that it rained frogs in Sterling, Connecticut.

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October 30th is National Candy Corn Day!

Posted on October 30, 2017

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Happy National Candy Corn Day

Did you know candy corn started as a gimmick to prove the goodness of corn sugar?

#NationalCandyCornDay


Here are today’s facts to know about Candy Corn:

  • One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories.
  • Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel.
  • More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces — enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end.
  • Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production.
  • A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins.

Today’s Food History

  • 1815 Andrew Jackson Downing was born. American horticulturist, author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’ (1845) and editor of the ‘Horticulturist’ periodical.
  • 1894 The first U.S. patent for a time clock was issued to Daniel Cooper of Rochester, New York.
  • 1990 ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice is #1 on the charts.

Check out my book!

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July 31st is National Cotton Candy Day

Posted on July 31, 2017

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Five Food Finds about Cotton Candy:

  1. Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss.
  2. Cotton candy contains only one ingredient: sugar.
  3. The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for over 100 years so chances are you could ask your grandparents about their first encounter with cotton candy and they’ll tell you at great length how much it cost and how neat it was back in the day.
  4. It was forgotten for a while several decades ago, but cotton candy became an instant hit when suddenly it was mass produced and became readily accessible to everyone – not just the ones going to a fair or circus.
  5. Cotton candy doesn’t contain all that much sugar – merely as much sugar as one would get drinking a can of an average soft drink.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1714 Queen Anne of Britain, the last of the Stuart dynasty died. She had grown so large that her coffin was almost square.

1790 The first U.S. patent was granted to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont. The patent was for a process for producing potash and pearlash . Potash was used in soap and fertilizer. Pearlash was also used in baking. It produced carbon dioxide gas in dough, used in the first ‘quick breads.’ (Commercial baking powder was not available until 1857 [phosphate baking powder]).

1921 There are reports that it rained frogs in Sterling, Connecticut.

December 26th is National Candy Cane Day!

Posted on December 26, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Facts about Candy Canes

The candy cane was originally a straight stick.

cane-legends

It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.

giphy44

The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.

candycanes

Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.

newsengin-16894901_candycane

Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.

candy-cane-on-christmas-tree

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary


 

Today’s Food History

1620 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on the ‘Mayflower.’

1792 Charles Babbage was born. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.

1850 Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declares Minnesota’s first Thanksgiving Day.

1865 James H. Mason received the first U.S. patent for a coffee percolator.

1903 Elisha Cook Jr. was born. A well known character actor in films and TV. I remember him most as Wilmer, in the ‘Maltese Falcon’.

1931 Melvil Dewey died. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.

1982 The ‘Time’ magazine Man of the Year was the personal computer.

2004 A massive earthquake near Sumatra caused a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to Africa. It was one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Over 220,000 died, and millions were left homeless.

 


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December 19th is National Hard Candy Day!

Posted on December 19, 2016

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Here are today’s five food things to know about candy:

  1. Less than two percent of the calories in the American diet are supplied by candy.
  2. In Europe during the middle ages, the high cost of sugar made sugar candy a delicacy available only to the wealthy.
  3. Candy is simply made by dissolving sugar in water. The different heating levels determine the types of candy: Hot temperatures make hard candy, medium heat will make soft candy and cool temperatures make chewy candy.
  4. Some candies, such as lollipops, candy canes, gummy bears, gum drops, licorice twist and sour balls are free of fat and cholesterol, making them a healthier treat than many people realize.
  5. A lollipop, which was invented by George Smith in 1908, was named after Lolly Pop, a racing horse.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1732 First issue of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac’ was published.

1809 Pierre Joseph van Beneden was born. A Belgian parasitologist, he discovered the life cycle of tapeworms.

1863 Frederick Walton of London patented Linoleum. The standard kitchen flooring.

1871 Albert L. Jones patented corrugated paper which could be used to make boxes.


Check out my book!

Foodimentary_945x347v4


 

December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day

Posted on December 7, 2016

Five Food Finds about Cotton Candy:

Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss.

il_570xn-708363635_l71p

The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for over 100 years.

giphy3

It was forgotten several decades ago, but cotton candy became an instant hit when suddenly it was mass produced and became readily accessible to everyone – not just for those attending the fair or circus.

cottoncandy2

 

Cotton candy doesn’t contain all that much sugar – merely as much sugar as one would get drinking a can of an average soft drink.

giphy4

Spun sugar has been around since the 17th century!

giphy5

Today’s Food History on this day:

  • 1714 Queen Anne of Britain, the last of the Stuart dynasty died. She had grown so large that her coffin was almost square.
  • 1790 The first U.S. patent was granted to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont. The patent was for a process for producing potash and pearlash . Potash was used in soap and fertilizer. Pearlash was also used in baking. It produced carbon dioxide gas in dough, used in the first ‘quick breads.’ (Commercial baking powder was not available until 1857 [phosphate baking powder]).
  • 1921 There are reports that it rained frogs in Sterling, Connecticut.

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Today’s Pinterest Board at : Foodimentary


October 30th is National Candy Corn Day!

Posted on October 30, 2016

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Here are today’s five things to know about Candy Corn:

One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories.

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Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel.

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More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces — enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end.

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Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production.

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A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins.

Today’s Food History

  • 1815 Andrew Jackson Downing was born. American horticulturist, author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’ (1845) and editor of the ‘Horticulturist’ periodical.
  • 1894 The first U.S. patent for a time clock was issued to Daniel Cooper of Rochester, New York.
  • 1990 ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice is #1 on the charts.

July 31st is National Cotton Candy Day

Posted on July 31, 2016

High-res version

Five Food Finds about Cotton Candy:

  1. Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss.
  2. Cotton candy contains only one ingredient: sugar.
  3. The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for over 100 years so chances are you could ask your grandparents about their first encounter with cotton candy and they’ll tell you at great length how much it cost and how neat it was back in the day.
  4. It was forgotten for a while several decades ago, but cotton candy became an instant hit when suddenly it was mass produced and became readily accessible to everyone – not just the ones going to a fair or circus.
  5. Cotton candy doesn’t contain all that much sugar – merely as much sugar as one would get drinking a can of an average soft drink.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1714 Queen Anne of Britain, the last of the Stuart dynasty died. She had grown so large that her coffin was almost square.

1790 The first U.S. patent was granted to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont. The patent was for a process for producing potash and pearlash . Potash was used in soap and fertilizer. Pearlash was also used in baking. It produced carbon dioxide gas in dough, used in the first ‘quick breads.’ (Commercial baking powder was not available until 1857 [phosphate baking powder]).

1921 There are reports that it rained frogs in Sterling, Connecticut.

December 28 is National Chocolate Candy Day

Posted on December 28, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Chocolate:

  1. The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”, which ironically means “bitter water”.
  2. The biggest bar of chocolate ever made was created in 2000 and weighed 5,000 pounds.  Turin is the city in Italy that can be proud of this accomplishment.
  3. While the US produces the most chocolate and consume the most pounds every year, the Swiss consume the most per capita,  followed closely by the English.
  4. Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40% of the world’s almonds and 20% of the world’s peanuts.
  5. Every Russian and American space voyage has included chocolate bars.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1763 John Molson was born. Founder of Molson Brewery, Montreal, Canada.
  • 1869 William Finley Semple patented the first chewing gum, although he never commercially manufactured any gum.
  • 1886 Josephine Garis Cochran patented the first commercially successful dish washing machine. It became a huge hit at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Her company eventually evolved into KitchenAid.
  • 1897 Edmond Rostand’s romantic, dramatic play ‘Cyarano de Bergerac’ premiers in Paris. A unique combination of love, swordplay, comedy, pathos and proboscis.

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December 26 is National Candy Cane Day

Posted on December 26, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Candy Cane:

  1. The candy cane was originally a straight stick.
  2. It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.
  3. The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.
  4. Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.
  5. Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1620 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on the ‘Mayflower.’
  • 1792 Charles Babbage was born. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.
  • 1850 Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declares Minnesota’s first Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1865 James H. Mason received the first U.S. patent for a coffee percolator.
  • 1903 Elisha Cook Jr. was born. A well known character actor in films and TV. I remember him most as Wilmer, in the ‘Maltese Falcon’.
  • 1931 Melvil Dewey died. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.
  • 1982 The ‘Time’ magazine Man of the Year was the personal computer.
  • 2004 A massive earthquake near Sumatra caused a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to Africa. It was one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Over 220,000 died, and millions were left homeless.

 


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December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day

Posted on December 7, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Cotton Candy:

  1. First record of cotton candy was found in Europe in the 18th century, when spun sugar was luxury.
  2. William Morrison and John Wharton invented machine-spun cotton candy in 1897 and then introduce to the world as “Fairy Floss” at the 1904 Wold’s Fair.
  3. Tootsie Roll of Canada Ltd. is the world’s largest cotton-candy manufacturer.
  4. In many countries cotton candy is a holiday food because the white fluffy candy resembles snow and even ‘santa’s beard.
  5. Cotton candy is almost 100 percent super with dashes of flavoring and food coloring.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1863 Richard Warren Sears was born.  He developed his mail-order jewelry business (1886) into the Sears Roebuck & Company. By 1894 the Sears catalog was 507 pages.
  • 1904 Clarence Nash was born. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 1909 Leo Hendrik Baekeland was issued a patent for ‘Bakelite,’ the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves, and distributor caps for car engines are examples.
  • 1926 The Electrolux Servel Corp. received the first U.S. patent for a household refrigerator cooled by a sealed gas refrigerant.
  • 2006 The Hard Rock Cafes and Casinos were purchased by Florida’s Seminole American Indian Tribe.

 

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day!

Posted on October 30, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Candy Corn:

  1. One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories.
  2. Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel.
  3. More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces — enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end.
  4. Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production.
  5. A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins.

Today’s Food History

  • 1815 Andrew Jackson Downing was born. American horticulturist, author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’ (1845) and editor of the ‘Horticulturist’ periodical.
  • 1894 The first U.S. patent for a time clock was issued to Daniel Cooper of Rochester, New York.
  • 1990 ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice is #1 on the charts.

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July 31 is National Cotton Candy Day

Posted on July 31, 2015

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Happy National Cotton Candy Day

Five facts about Cotton Candy

  • Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss.
  • Cotton candy contains only one main ingredient: sugar. (color is just a trace ingredient)
  • The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for over 100 years .
  • Many believe cotton candy was first introduced to the world at the St Louis world’s fair.
  • A Cotton Candy stick contains about as much sugar as one would get from a can of regular can of soft drink .

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1714 Queen Anne of Britain, the last of the Stuart dynasty died. She had grown so large that her coffin was almost square.

1790 The first U.S. patent was granted to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont. The patent was for a process for producing potash and pearlash . Potash was used in soap and fertilizer. Pearlash was also used in baking. It produced carbon dioxide gas in dough, used in the first ‘quick breads.’ (Commercial baking powder was not available until 1857 [phosphate baking powder]).

1921 There are reports that it rained frogs in Sterling, Connecticut.

December 26 is National Candy Cane Day

Posted on December 26, 2014

Here are today’s five thing to know about Candy Cane:

  1. The candy cane was originally a straight stick.
  2. It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.
  3. The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.
  4. Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.
  5. Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1620 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on the ‘Mayflower.’
  • 1792 Charles Babbage was born. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.
  • 1850 Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declares Minnesota’s first Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1865 James H. Mason received the first U.S. patent for a coffee percolator.
  • 1903 Elisha Cook Jr. was born. A well known character actor in films and TV. I remember him most as Wilmer, in the ‘Maltese Falcon’.
  • 1931 Melvil Dewey died. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.
  • 1982 The ‘Time’ magazine Man of the Year was the personal computer.
  • 2004 A massive earthquake near Sumatra caused a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to Africa. It was one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Over 220,000 died, and millions were left homeless.

December 7 is National Cotton Candy Day

Posted on December 7, 2014

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Cotton Candy:

  1. First record of cotton candy was found in Europe in the 18th century, when spun sugar was luxury.
  2. William Morrison and John Wharton invented machine-spun cotton candy in 1897 and then introduce to the world as “Fairy Floss” at the 1904 Wold’s Fair.
  3. Tootsie Roll of Canada Ltd. is the world’s largest cotton-candy manufacturer.
  4. In many countries cotton candy is a holiday food because the white fluffy candy resembles snow and even ‘santa’s beard.
  5. Cotton candy is almost 100 percent super with dashes of flavoring and food coloring.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1863 Richard Warren Sears was born.  He developed his mail-order jewelry business (1886) into the Sears Roebuck & Company. By 1894 the Sears catalog was 507 pages.
  • 1904 Clarence Nash was born. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 1909 Leo Hendrik Baekeland was issued a patent for ‘Bakelite,’ the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves, and distributor caps for car engines are examples.
  • 1926 The Electrolux Servel Corp. received the first U.S. patent for a household refrigerator cooled by a sealed gas refrigerant.
  • 2006 The Hard Rock Cafes and Casinos were purchased by Florida’s Seminole American Indian Tribe.

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day

Posted on October 30, 2014

Here are today’s five thing to know about Candy Corn:

  1. One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories.
  2. Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel.
  3. More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces — enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end.
  4. Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production.
  5. A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1815 Andrew Jackson Downing was born. American horticulturist, author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’ (1845) and editor of the ‘Horticulturist’ periodical.
  • 1894 The first U.S. patent for a time clock was issued to Daniel Cooper of Rochester, New York.
  • 1990 ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice is #1 on the charts.


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December 26 is National Candy Cane Day

Posted on December 26, 2013

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National Candy Cane Day

Five Food Finds about Candy Canes

  • The candy cane was originally a straight stick.
  • It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.
  • The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.
  • Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.
  • Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.
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Today’s Food History

1620 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on the ‘Mayflower.’

1792 Charles Babbage was born. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.

1850 Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declares Minnesota’s first Thanksgiving Day.

1865 James H. Mason received the first U.S. patent for a coffee percolator.

1903 Elisha Cook Jr. was born. A well known character actor in films and TV. I remember him most as Wilmer, in the ‘Maltese Falcon’.

1931 Melvil Dewey died. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.

1982 The ‘Time’ magazine Man of the Year was the personal computer.

2004 A massive earthquake near Sumatra caused a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to Africa. It was one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Over 220,000 died, and millions were left homeless.

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December 7 – National Cotton Candy Day

Posted on December 7, 2013

National Cotton Candy Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1863 Richard Warren Sears was born.  He developed his mail-order jewelry business (1886) into the Sears Roebuck & Company. By 1894 the Sears catalog was 507 pages.

1904 Clarence Nash was born. The original voice of Donald Duck.

1909 Leo Hendrik Baekeland was issued a patent for ‘Bakelite,’ the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves, and distributor caps for car engines are examples.

1926 The Electrolux Servel Corp. received the first U.S. patent for a household refrigerator cooled by a sealed gas refrigerant.

2006 The Hard Rock Cafes and Casinos were purchased by Florida’s Seminole American Indian Tribe.

National Candy Corn Day

Posted on October 30, 2013

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National Candy Corn Day

Five Food Finds about Candy Corn

  • One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories.
  • Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel.
  • More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces — enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end.
  • Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production.
  • A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins.

Today’s Food History

1815 Andrew Jackson Downing was born. American horticulturist, author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’ (1845) and editor of the ‘Horticulturist’ periodical.

1894 The first U.S. patent for a time clock was issued to Daniel Cooper of Rochester, New York.

1990 ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice is #1 on the charts.

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