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March 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day

Posted on March 8, 2019

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Cluster:

  1. ‘Peanut Cluster’ is referred to a type of candy that mixes melted chocolate and peanuts.
  2. These crunchy treats are a perfect combination of a sweet and salty deliciousness.
  3. There are several versions of peanut clusters including caramel clusters, butterscotch clusters and chocolate peanut clusters.
  4. Peanuts have a higher antioxidant capacity over grapes, green tea, tomatoes, spinach, carrots and many more.
  5. Peanut clusters have been around for many years dating way before 1912 when they were made popular by the Goo Goo Cluster.

Fun Fact:

Astronaut Allen B. Sheppard brought peanuts with him to the moon.

During World War II the  the Emporia Wholesale Coffee Company “shipped approximately 50,000 pounds of chocolate peanut clusters weekly for consumption by those on the fighting front.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1824 RIP Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres, A French politician and gourmet, a contemporary and rival of Talleyrand and Carême. The dinners he gave were legendary. He refused to admit late-comers, and was demanded complete silence while dining.
  • 1923 The Coca Cola 6 bottle carton was introduced.
  • 1992 RIP Christian K. Nelson, inventor of the Eskimo Pie at age 98.

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March 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day

Posted on March 8, 2018

High-res version

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Cluster:

  1. ‘Peanut Cluster’ is referred to a type of candy that mixes melted chocolate and peanuts.
  2. These crunchy treats are a perfect combination of a sweet and salty deliciousness.
  3. There are several versions of peanut clusters including caramel clusters, butterscotch clusters and chocolate peanut clusters.
  4. Peanuts have a higher antioxidant capacity over grapes, green tea, tomatoes, spinach, carrots and many more.
  5. Peanut clusters have been around for many years dating way before 1912 when they were made popular by the Goo Goo Cluster.

Fun Fact:

Astronaut Allen B. Sheppard brought peanuts with him to the moon.

During World War II the  the Emporia Wholesale Coffee Company “shipped approximately 50,000 pounds of chocolate peanut clusters weekly for consumption by those on the fighting front.”

Unknown-1

Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1824 RIP Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres, A French politician and gourmet, a contemporary and rival of Talleyrand and Carême. The dinners he gave were legendary. He refused to admit late-comers, and was demanded complete silence while dining.
  • 1923 The Coca Cola 6 bottle carton was introduced.
  • 1992 RIP Christian K. Nelson, inventor of the Eskimo Pie at age 98.

Check out my book!

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National Peanut Cluster Day

Posted on March 8, 2013

March 8

is

National Peanut Cluster Day

Five things you should know about

Peanut Clusters

  1. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, and thus contribute to brain health and blood flow.
  2. Peanuts are a significant source of resveratrol, a chemical associated with but not proven to cause a reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  3. Recent research on peanuts has found antioxidants and other chemicals that may provide health benefits.
  4.  The domestication of peanuts might have taken place in Paraguay or Bolivia, where the wildest strains grow today.
  5. Many pre-Columbian cultures, such as the Moche, depicted peanuts in their art.

On This Day in Food History…

1824 RIP Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres, A French politician and gourmet, a contemporary and rival of Talleyrand and Carême.  The dinners he gave were legendary.  He refused to admit late-comers, and was demanded complete silence while dining.

1923 The Coca Cola 6 bottle carton was introduced.

1992 RIP Christian K. Nelson, inventor of the Eskimo Pie at age 98.

  

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