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January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Posted on January 10, 2014


National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Five Food Finds about Chocolate

  • Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate that does NOT contain milk.  It’s usually used for baking.
  • Dark chocolate is most popular among men.
  • More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate.
  • The first chocolate bar was produced by Cadbury in England in 1842.
  • The word Chocolate comes from the Aztec word xocolatl, meaning, bitter water.

On This Day in Food History…

1778 Carolus Linnaeus died. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the modern system for defining and naming plants.

1839 Indian tea became available in Britain for the first time.
Until this time only tea from China had been available, and that was very expensive.
The development and import of Indian tea brought the price down so all could afford it, and it quickly became the national drink.

1919 Restaurateur Milton Parker was born. Owner of the famous Carnegie Deli in New York City from 1976 until his retirement in 2002.

1977 Ruth Graves Wakefield died. Inventor of the Toll House Cookie,
the first chocolate chip cookie, at the Toll House Inn neart Whitman, Massachusetts in the 1930s.

1984 Wendy’s ‘Where’s the Beef?’ ad campaign began. Burgers aren’t just for kids anymore.

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National Cake Pops Day

Posted on February 1, 2013

February 1st

is

National Cake Pop Day

Also: National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

Here are today’s five facts about

Cake Pops

  1. Cake pops are crumbled cake
    mixed with frosting that can be rolled into balls or formed into endless shapes. They are then placed on a lollipop stick and dipped in chocolate.
  2. While there is no recorded date for the creation of cake pops. Most people say that Bakerella, a popular baking blog, helped make then a “pop” phenomenon.  See Pinterest below
  3. In 2011, cake pops were considered the newest and most popular confectionery food trends
  4. Other variations of cake pops are cake balls, cakesicles, cupcake pops, and cake-on-a-stick.
  5. Cake pops in recent years have become ubiquitous to Starbucks coffee shops.
 

Foodimentary’s cake pops pics.

On This Day in Food History…

 

  • 1856 Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College, a primarily agricultural college.
  • 1867 Bricklayers first started working 8-hour days
  • 1884 The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is publish(including 23 recipes & cooking tips)
  • 1913 New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opens. The world’s largest train station including several restaurants & food stalls.
  • 1960 Four students stage the first civil rights “sit-in” at the lunch counter of the Greensboro, NC, Woolworth

February 1 – National Cake Pops Day

Posted on February 1, 2012

National Cake Pop Day

Also: African Heritage & Health Week

Five Food Finds about Cake Pops

  • A cake pop is cake, baked in an appealing shape, hand dipped in frosting, and decorated to taste, all on a stick to be eaten as candy.
  • While there is no recorded date for the creation of cake pops. Most people say that Bakerella, a popular baking blog, helped make then a “pop” phenomenon. See Pinterest below
  • In 2011, cake pops were considered the newest and most popular confectionery food trends
  • Other variations of cake pops are cake balls, cakesicles, cupcake pops, and cake-on-a-stick.
  • Cake pops in recent years have become ubiquitous to Starbucks coffee shops.
* Bakerella celebrates National Cake Pop Day on Feb 1

Foodimentary’s cake pops pics.

Our pinterest cake pops pictures.

On This Day in Food History…

It’s Foodimentary my dear!

  • 1856 Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College, a primarily agricultural college.
  • 1867 Bricklayers first started working 8-hour days
  • 1884 The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is publish(including 23 recipes & cooking tips)
  • 1913 New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opens. The world’s largest train station including several restaurants & food stalls.
  • 1960 Four students stage the first civil rights “sit-in” at the lunch counter of the Greensboro, NC, Woolworth

  

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