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February 5th is National Frozen Yogurt Day!

Posted on February 5, 2019

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Happy National Yogurt Day!

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

While regular yogurt has been around for 5000 years, frozen yogurt was originated in New England in the 1970s.

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When frozen yogurt first hit the market in the 1970s, it was not as popular as it is today. Many consumers felt that the dessert was too tart and similar to room temperature yogurt.

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In the ’80s, frozen yogurt manufacturers began to play with the dessert’s recipe, adding flavor and changing the texture.

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They were able to create the frozen yogurt we are familiar with today, something a bit more palatable to the public.

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The health conscious crowds began to eat up the product, skyrocketing sales to $25 million. The growth did not stop there; by the ’90s, the product had reached $330 million in sales.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1872 Lafayette Benedict Mendel was born. An American biochemist who published various papers on nutrition. His work on vitamins and proteins helped establish modern concepts about nutrition.
  • 1884 Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, received a patent for an egg beater.
  • 1914 William Burroughs, novelist, was born. He wrote ‘Naked Lunch.’
  • 1967 Tom Smothers fell into a vat of chocolate today. (The Smo

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February 5th is National Frozen Yogurt Day!

Posted on February 6, 2018

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Happy National Yogurt Day!

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

While regular yogurt has been around for 5000 years, frozen yogurt was originated in New England in the 1970s.

frozen-yogurt

When frozen yogurt first hit the market in the 1970s, it was not as popular as it is today. Many consumers felt that the dessert was too tart and similar to room temperature yogurt.

sam20haider20frozen20yogurt20industry20maverick

In the ’80s, frozen yogurt manufacturers began to play with the dessert’s recipe, adding flavor and changing the texture.

giphy87

They were able to create the frozen yogurt we are familiar with today, something a bit more palatable to the public.

20110708_pinkberry_560x372

The health conscious crowds began to eat up the product, skyrocketing sales to $25 million. The growth did not stop there; by the ’90s, the product had reached $330 million in sales.

145froyo

Today’s Food History

  • 1872 Lafayette Benedict Mendel was born. An American biochemist who published various papers on nutrition. His work on vitamins and proteins helped establish modern concepts about nutrition.
  • 1884 Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, received a patent for an egg beater.
  • 1914 William Burroughs, novelist, was born. He wrote ‘Naked Lunch.’
  • 1967 Tom Smothers fell into a vat of chocolate today. (The Smo

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February 5th is National Frozen Yogurt Day!

Posted on February 5, 2017

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

While regular yogurt has been around for 5000 years, frozen yogurt was originated in New England in the 1970s.

frozen-yogurt

When frozen yogurt first hit the market in the 1970s, it was not as popular as it is today. Many consumers felt that the dessert was too tart and similar to room temperature yogurt.

sam20haider20frozen20yogurt20industry20maverick

In the ’80s, frozen yogurt manufacturers began to play with the dessert’s recipe, adding flavor and changing the texture.

giphy87

They were able to create the frozen yogurt we are familiar with today, something a bit more palatable to the public.

20110708_pinkberry_560x372

The health conscious crowds began to eat up the product, skyrocketing sales to $25 million. The growth did not stop there; by the ’90s, the product had reached $330 million in sales.

145froyo

Today’s Food History

  • 1872 Lafayette Benedict Mendel was born. An American biochemist who published various papers on nutrition. His work on vitamins and proteins helped establish modern concepts about nutrition.
  • 1884 Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, received a patent for an egg beater.
  • 1914 William Burroughs, novelist, was born. He wrote ‘Naked Lunch.’
  • 1967 Tom Smothers fell into a vat of chocolate today. (The Smo

The OFFICIAL February ‘Food Holiday’ list

Posted on February 13, 2019

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 13
National Cheddar Day
National Tortellini Day
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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It’s Official! 2019’s February Food Holidays

Posted on January 28, 2019

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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June 2nd is National Rocky Road Day!

Posted on June 2, 2018

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Happy National Rocky Road Day!

Today’s Ice Cream Facts…

  1. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  2. The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  3. It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
  4. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
  5. In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.

Today’s Food History

  • 1851 Maine was the first state to ban alcohol.
  • 1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, with the ceremony taking place in the White House. Cleveland is the only President to be married in the White House.
  • 1920 ‘Chili Bean’ was recorded by Frank Crumit and the Pauld Biese Trio.
  • 1928 Velveeta Cheese was created by Kraft. It was packaged in a tin-foil lined wooden box. When melted, it was as smooth as velvet, hence its name.
  • 1970 Eight species of whale were placed on the Endangered Species List.
  • 1972 ‘The Candy Man’ by Sammy Davis Jr. is #1 on the charts.
  • 2003 The USDA declared that frozen, batter coated french fries are fresh vegetables.  A federal judge upheld the rule in June, 2004, declaring that the term “fresh vegetables” was ambiguous.
  • In 1981 the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had unsuccessfully tried to classify ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. Public protest caused them to drop the idea.
  • 2009 Food Fight News: Five students were arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a yogurt and taco salad food fight at a Portage, Wisconsin high school.

May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day!

Posted on May 27, 2018

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Happy National Gras Popsicle Day!

Here are five facts about Popsicles:

  • Popsicles were originally marketed as “a frozen drink on a stick”.
  • Popsicles originally came in seven flavors thought to be root beer, cherry, lemon, orange, banana, grape, and watermelon, but there is no official record of Epperson’s original flavors.
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  • The most popular Popsicle flavor is Cherry.
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  • More than two billion Popsicles are sold each year.
  • The dual Popsicle featuring two sticks and one Popsicle that could be split in half was introduced during the Great Depression as a way to split the treat across two children for the same cost.
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Today’s Food History

  • 1901 Conrad Arnold Elvehjem Born. American biochemist who identified nicotinic acid as a vitamin (one of the B vitamins), and that a deficiency on nicotinic acid resulted in the disease pellagra.
  • 1907 Rachel Louise Carson was born; author of ‘Silent Spring.’ An American biologist, the book was concerned with the dangers of environmental pollution, especially DDT
  • 1930 Richard G. Drew of St. Paul, Minnesota patented transparent cellophane adhesive tape. He worked out a deal with 3M to market this ‘Scotch’ tape. What did we ever do without it?
  • 1933 The first automatic soda fountain dispenser is introduced by Coca-Cola.
  • 1975 British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was born. Known as the ‘Naked Chef,’ on his BBC TV cooking shows (the name refers to simplicity, not nudity). He has had several TV shows, ‘The Naked Chef,’ ‘Return of the Naked Chef,’ ‘Happy Days with the Naked Chef,’ ‘Jamie’s Kitchen,’ ‘Return to Jamie’s Kitchen,’ and ‘Oliver’s Twist.’ He has also written several cookbooks.

It’s Official! Here’s 2018’s February Food Holidays

Posted on January 31, 2018

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day!

Posted on May 27, 2017

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Here are today’s five food facts about Popsicles:

 

  • Popsicles were originally marketed as “a frozen drink on a stick”.
  • Popsicles originally came in seven flavors thought to be root beer, cherry, lemon, orange, banana, grape, and watermelon, but there is no official record of Epperson’s original flavors.

 

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  • The most popular Popsicle flavor is Cherry.

 

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  • More than two billion Popsicles are sold each year.
  • The dual Popsicle featuring two sticks and one Popsicle that could be split in half was introduced during the Great Depression as a way to split the treat across two children for the same cost.
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Today’s Food History

 

  • 1901 Conrad Arnold Elvehjem Born. American biochemist who identified nicotinic acid as a vitamin (one of the B vitamins), and that a deficiency on nicotinic acid resulted in the disease pellagra.
  • 1907 Rachel Louise Carson was born; author of ‘Silent Spring.’ An American biologist, the book was concerned with the dangers of environmental pollution, especially DDT
  • 1930 Richard G. Drew of St. Paul, Minnesota patented transparent cellophane adhesive tape. He worked out a deal with 3M to market this ‘Scotch’ tape. What did we ever do without it?
  • 1933 The first automatic soda fountain dispenser is introduced by Coca-Cola.
  • 1975 British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was born. Known as the ‘Naked Chef,’ on his BBC TV cooking shows (the name refers to simplicity, not nudity). He has had several TV shows, ‘The Naked Chef,’ ‘Return of the Naked Chef,’ ‘Happy Days with the Naked Chef,’ ‘Jamie’s Kitchen,’ ‘Return to Jamie’s Kitchen,’ and ‘Oliver’s Twist.’ He has also written several cookbooks.

June 2nd is National Rocky Road Day!

Posted on June 2, 2016

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Did you know…

  1. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  2. The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  3. It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
  4. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
  5. In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.

Today’s Food History

  • 1851 Maine was the first state to ban alcohol.
  • 1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, with the ceremony taking place in the White House. Cleveland is the only President to be married in the White House.
  • 1920 ‘Chili Bean’ was recorded by Frank Crumit and the Pauld Biese Trio.
  • 1928 Velveeta Cheese was created by Kraft. It was packaged in a tin-foil lined wooden box. When melted, it was as smooth as velvet, hence its name.
  • 1970 Eight species of whale were placed on the Endangered Species List.
  • 1972 ‘The Candy Man’ by Sammy Davis Jr. is #1 on the charts.
  • 2003 The USDA declared that frozen, batter coated french fries are fresh vegetables.  A federal judge upheld the rule in June, 2004, declaring that the term “fresh vegetables” was ambiguous.
  • In 1981 the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had unsuccessfully tried to classify ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. Public protest caused them to drop the idea.
  • 2009 Food Fight News: Five students were arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a yogurt and taco salad food fight at a Portage, Wisconsin high school.

June 2 is National Rocky Road Day

Posted on June 2, 2015

Happy National Rocky Road Day

Rocky road can refer to either a chocolate flavored ice cream

or a type of dessert made up of milk and marshmallow.

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Today’s Trivia: Ice Cream

  1. It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  2. The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  3. It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
  4. The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
  5. In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.

Today’s Food History

  • 1851 Maine was the first state to ban alcohol.
  • 1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, with the ceremony taking place in the White House. Cleveland is the only President to be married in the White House.
  • 1920 ‘Chili Bean’ was recorded by Frank Crumit and the Pauld Biese Trio.
  • 1928 Velveeta Cheese was created by Kraft. It was packaged in a tin-foil lined wooden box. When melted, it was as smooth as velvet, hence its name.
  • 1970 Eight species of whale were placed on the Endangered Species List.
  • 1972 ‘The Candy Man’ by Sammy Davis Jr. is #1 on the charts.
  • 2003 The USDA declared that frozen, batter coated french fries are fresh vegetables.  A federal judge upheld the rule in June, 2004, declaring that the term “fresh vegetables” was ambiguous.
  • In 1981 the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had unsuccessfully tried to classify ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. Public protest caused them to drop the idea.
  • 2009 Food Fight News: Five students were arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a yogurt and taco salad food fight at a Portage, Wisconsin high school.

National Rocky Road Day

Posted on June 2, 2013

National Rocky Road Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

  • It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  • The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  • It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
  • The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
  • In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1851 Maine was the first state to ban alcohol.

1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, with the ceremony taking place in the White House. Cleveland is the only President to be married in the White House.

1920 ‘Chili Bean’ was recorded by Frank Crumit and the Pauld Biese Trio.

1928 Velveeta Cheese was created by Kraft. It was packaged in a tin-foil lined wooden box. When melted, it was as smooth as velvet, hence its name.

1970 Eight species of whale were placed on the Endangered Species List.

1972 ‘The Candy Man’ by Sammy Davis Jr. is #1 on the charts.

2003 The USDA declared that frozen, batter coated french fries are fresh vegetables.  A federal judge upheld the rule in June, 2004, declaring that the term “fresh vegetables” was ambiguous.
In 1981 the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had unsuccessfully tried to classify ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. Public protest caused them to drop the idea.

2009 Food Fight News: Five students were arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a yogurt and taco salad food fight at a Portage, Wisconsin high school.

June 2 – National Rocky Road Day

Posted on June 2, 2012

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National Rocky Road Day

Five Food Finds about Ice Cream

  • It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
  • The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  • It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
  • The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
  • In 2003, Portland, Oregon bought more ice cream per person than any other U.S. city.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1851 Maine was the first state to ban alcohol.

1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, with the ceremony taking place in the White House. Cleveland is the only President to be married in the White House.

1920 ‘Chili Bean’ was recorded by Frank Crumit and the Pauld Biese Trio.

1928 Velveeta Cheese was created by Kraft. It was packaged in a tin-foil lined wooden box. When melted, it was as smooth as velvet, hence its name.

1970 Eight species of whale were placed on the Endangered Species List.

1972 ‘The Candy Man’ by Sammy Davis Jr. is #1 on the charts.

2003 The USDA declared that frozen, batter coated french fries are fresh vegetables.  A federal judge upheld the rule in June, 2004, declaring that the term “fresh vegetables” was ambiguous.
In 1981 the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had unsuccessfully tried to classify ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. Public protest caused them to drop the idea.

2009 Food Fight News: Five students were arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a yogurt and taco salad food fight at a Portage, Wisconsin high school.

February 5 – Today’s Food History

Posted on February 5, 2011

National Frozen Yogurt Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1872 Lafayette Benedict Mendel was born. An American biochemist who published various papers on nutrition. His work on vitamins and proteins helped establish modern concepts about nutrition.
  • 1884 Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, received a patent for an egg beater.
  • 1914 William Burroughs, novelist, was born. He wrote ‘Naked Lunch.’
  • 1967 Tom Smothers fell into a vat of chocolate today. (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premiered).

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February Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

Canned Food Month National Chocolate Lovers Month National Cherry Month  National Grapefruit Month National Snack Food Month National Potato Lovers Month Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month National Hot Breakfast Month !st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week 3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend “Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day) Daily Holidays February 1 National Cake Pops Day National Baked Alaska Day National Dark Chocolate Day February 2 National Tater Tot Day February 3 National Carrot Cake Day February 4  National Homemade Soup Day National Stuffed Mushroom Day Pork Rind Appreciation Day* February 5 World Nutella Day National Frozen Yogurt Day February 6 National Chopsticks Day February 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day February 8 National Molasses…

February 5

Posted on February 5, 2011

National Frozen Yogurt Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1872 Lafayette Benedict Mendel was born. An American biochemist who published various papers on nutrition. His work on vitamins and proteins helped establish modern concepts about nutrition.
  • 1884 Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, received a patent for an egg beater.
  • 1914 William Burroughs, novelist, was born. He wrote ‘Naked Lunch.’
  • 1967 Tom Smothers fell into a vat of chocolate today. (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premiered).

some content is courtesy of www.FoodReference.com, used with permission

  

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