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November 7th is National Chocolate Almonds Day!

Posted on November 7, 2018

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Happy National Chocolate Almonds Day!

#NationalChocoateAlmondsDay


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

Almonds are in the peach family. Seriously, the pits DO look similar:

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Americans collectively eat about 100 pounds of chocolate every second.

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Raw almonds are best for you!

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Chocolate business matters was the reason Milton Hershey cancelled his Titanic trip last minute.

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Eating dark chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease.

Today’s Food History

  • 1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
  • 1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
  • 1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
  • 1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
  • 2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

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November 7th is National Chocolate Almonds Day!

Posted on November 7, 2017

High-res version

Happy National Chocolate Almonds Day!

#NationalChocoateAlmondsDay


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

Almonds are in the peach family. Seriously, the pits DO look similar:

o-almond-tree-570

Americans collectively eat about 100 pounds of chocolate every second.

output_tkei6h

Raw almonds are best for you!

220px-milton_s-_hershey_c1905

Chocolate business matters was the reason Milton Hershey cancelled his Titanic trip last minute.

choco_story

Eating dark chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease.

Today’s Food History

  • 1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
  • 1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew were never seen again.
  • 1913 Alfred Russel Wallace died. Wallace was a British naturalist who developed a theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. He sent his conclusions to Darwin, and their findings were both presented to the Linnaean Society in 1858.
  • 1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, ‘Poppin’ Fresh,’ was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls.
  • 2006 The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was approved by state voters. It bans smoking in all bars and restaurants. It becomes effective on December 8.

Check out my book!

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