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What Happened To Jell-O Pudding Pops?

During the 1980s, Jello pudding pops were featured freezer treats in millions of American homes. Fudgsicles never really had anything on them. Even in into the 1990s, Jello pudding pops were still going strong. And then, poof, they're gone.

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Food Science

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Is it OK to Eat Expired Canned Foods? How Long Do They Last?

There are countless shelf stable foods in your pantry. Some of them sit there for years. Maybe you have a can of vegetables in your cabinet that has been there for years. On the bottom is an expiration date. It's expired! Does this mean it is unsafe to eat it?

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Food History

old-jello-pop-ad.jpg

What Happened To Jell-O Pudding Pops?

During the 1980s, Jello pudding pops were featured freezer treats in millions of American homes. Fudgsicles never really had anything on them. Even in into the 1990s, Jello pudding pops were still going strong. And then, poof, they're gone.

Read on...

Food Science

canned-food-expiration-date.jpg

Is it OK to Eat Expired Canned Foods? How Long Do They Last?

There are countless shelf stable foods in your pantry. Some of them sit there for years. Maybe you have a can of vegetables in your cabinet that has been there for years. On the bottom is an expiration date. It's expired! Does this mean it is unsafe to eat it?

Read on...

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Is Arsenic Really Used In Chicken Feed?

14 Oct 2017 21:36

Today, arsenic is known to be a dangerous toxin. However, arsenic compounds have been used in medicine for over 200 years. H.W. Thomas, for example, working in the early 1900's, found that Atoxyl (sodium hydrogen 4-aminophenylarsonate) could cure experimental trypanosomiasis. During the 1950's, it was discovered that certain arsenic compounds could affect the growth of broiler chickens, control cecal coccidiosis in poultry, swine, and other domestic animals, as well as promote better feathering in chickens while increasing egg production and pigmentation. Bibliography item abe not found.

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Does German Chocolate Cake Come from Germany?

14 Oct 2017 01:35

German chocolate cake, with extravagant richness, is just the kind of recipe German immigrants would have brought with them to the United States. We wouldn't have a hard time associating such a rich chocolate cake, with its decadent coconut and pecan filling, with Germany. And, in fact, it was German immigrants who settled in the midwest that introduced America to one of its favorite chocolate cakes. Or was it?…

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What is a French Door Refrigerator?

14 Oct 2017 00:04

At first glance, a French Door refrigerator looks like a type of refrigerator that has been around since the 1980's, a side-by-side. However, a side-by-side has the refrigerator on one side and the freezer on the other. A French Door refrigerator, instead, combines the side-by-side with a bottom-mount freezer. To understand, let's recap a bit of refrigerator history….

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The Dirtiest and Most Germy Items at Restaurants

13 Oct 2017 21:00

Sometimes the logic of the restaurant industry, and of professional chefs, escapes me. Or, rather, the lack of logic.

Should you never eat on on Valentine's day, like Gordon Ramsay says, because it is the busiest restaurant day of the year? Sure, let's all make sure to never eat out on a busy day. Restaurants should embrace the reduction in profits….

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What is the Difference Between Convection and Induction Cooking?

10 Oct 2017 20:47

Convection and induction cooking have nothing to do with one another, but they sound similar enough to cause confusion. The word convection refers to convection ovens, and induction refers to induction cooktops….

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