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Entries Tagged ‘Food’

Spongy, Yellow, Delicious Bastards

Today the Hostess corporation announced it would be shutting its doors and selling off its assets after 82 years in business.  Twinkies have been around since the beginning in 1930, have been used in a murder defense in 1979, and been mentioned in movies, sometimes quite prominently. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t have an […]

100 Years Of Oreos

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Oreo, introduced on 6 March 1912.  Oreos may have been an imitation of Hydrox — brought to market by Sunshine in 1908 — but Nabisco and the Oreo won the war; the Hydrox was discontinued in 1999.  (May have something to do with the Hydrox sounding like a […]

Fortune Cookie Day

13 September is Fortune Cookie Day.  There’s some debate about whether fortune cookies were invented in a Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco in 1914…or in Los Angeles in the 1920s.  One fortune I got today was, “You only visit Cactus when it’s bearing fruit.”  Not sure what that means…or why Cactus is capitalized; perhaps […]

Chocolate Milkshake Day

12 September is Chocolate Milkshake Day.  No: I don’t know why.  But do you really need a reason to enjoy a rich, thick, chocolate shake and have the chance to get a massive ice cream headache?!?  Of course you don’t.

 
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