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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...

The Latest Lore

Carrot Weight and Amount in Cups Diced or Sliced

20 Sep 2012 13:51

If a recipe calls for 4 cups of chopped carrots, how many pounds of carrots do you need to buy? What about other amounts?

Here are the roundabout figures you need so that you do not end up buying too many, or too few, carrots.

Need carrots right now?

The table includes the approximate yields in chopped cups for different weight amounts of carrots and also the approximate number of large carrots this equals. The purpose of this information is to serve as a buying guide, not to replace actual measurements!…

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What is the Oldest Candy Company in America?

19 Sep 2012 20:06

The oldest mass-produced candy product that has been continually produced in an unchanged form is probably the NECCO wafer. This does not mean, however that the New England Confectionary Company (NECCO), is the oldest candy company, although they may be the oldest mass producer of candy. This distinction is always important!…

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What is a Navajo Taco?

17 Sep 2012 02:46

The Navajo taco is a taco based on Navajo fry bread, sopaipilla, instead of a tortilla. They are topped with various taco ingredients such a refried beans, lettuce, tomato, scallions, avocado, cheese, sour cream, etc., with many variations being welcome, such as meat or chili toppings, corn, green chiles, cilantro, etc. A guacamole relish, salsa, or taco sauce might finish the dish. The Navajo taco was voted the State Dish of Arizona in a 1995 poll conducted by the Arizona Republic newspaper. They are now more commonly known as Indian Tacos and other Indian tribes have adopted them….

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Why Don't Canned Chick Peas Instead of Dried Work Well for Falafel? And So Much More...

16 Sep 2012 22:01

Many falafel recipes will tell you that you can use canned chick peas in a pinch. And you can. However, the results are not always pleasing. Canned chick peas usually result in a falafel that is too soft and tends to fall apart. When I say soft, I don't mean fluffy. That is a good thing in a falafel. I mean mushy, which is a bad thing. What's the problem here?…

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Bananas are Hard to Digest: So Said Your Great Grandmother

16 Sep 2012 02:33

Bananas are difficult to digest. This myth was being circulated in the early 1900's and probably earlier. The belief shows up in some health and nutrition books of the time, but whether the myth was inspired by the books, or the public belief was repeated by the authors without any investigation, is not immediately apparent….

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