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Food History

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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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Who Invented Eggs Benedict?

23 Feb 2018 17:09

It would be natural to assume that everyone's favorite brunch dish (isn't it?), Eggs Benedict, was named after an actual person. But, there are so many stories about who this person we simply can't be certain who invented the dish….

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Who Invented the Slurpee (ICEE)?

22 Feb 2018 20:58

During the 1950's, a guy named Omar Knedlik, who owned a Dairy Queen in Coffyville, Kansas, got fed up with how inefficient the ice cream cone was at producing a brain freeze and invented a machine to make a frozen drink called an ICEE. After that, you could produce the headaches by the dozen, leading the all but universal brain damage in my generation….

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What's the Difference Between White, Baby Bella, and Portabella Mushrooms?

15 Feb 2018 22:52

The difference between white mushrooms, baby Bella or cremini mushrooms, and portabellas may surprise you. In fact, these familiar varieties are actually are not different mushrooms, but different cultivars of the same mushroom. A cultivar is a plant, or in this case, mushroom, of a particular species that is selected and/or bred for certain desired characteristics….

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Should You Rinse Chicken Before Cooking It?

10 Feb 2018 19:08

I was watching the latest episode of The Profit with Marcus Leomonis last night and one of the segments spurred me to write about something I was not going to bother writing about because I thought it was thoroughly covered: Should you rinse raw chicken in the sink before preparing and cooking it?…

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The Famous Aspartame Email by Nancy Markle: Source of Myths

31 Jan 2018 01:52

This article is the fourth and final article in the series about the artificial sweetener, aspartame. For the previous articles, see:…

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