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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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The Science of the Brain Freeze: The Origin of the Slurpee, and the Ice Cream Headache

24 Mar 2012 18:31

There is something about the ice cream headache. Maybe you know what I'm talking about. It is nothing short of agonizing, and yet as kids we would purposely eat our ice cream cone too fast to bring one on. And then scream, partly in pain and partly with the thrill of it. I guess it's sort of like a roller coaster..you are in control. It is a well-known phenomena that pain is more easily tolerated when it is known to be temporary and its cause known to be benign. And, it's one of the few instances where you can intentionally cause yourself intense pain of a temporary nature. Too bad about the brain damage, though……

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Shepherds Pie Versus Cottage Pie and Gordon Ramsay's Pet Peeve

19 Mar 2012 16:30

Oh, how I love Shepherd's pie. Or is it Cottage pie? It depends on whether you use lamb or beef. And if Gordon Ramsay catches you using beef and calling it Shepherd's Pie, he might just go all..well, Gordon Ramsay on you. He's mentioned this several times on the boob tube, with more than a trace of his trademark irritation….

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Those Mexican Recipes: Not Only Dishes but General Terms

19 Mar 2012 01:45

Has this happened to you? Instead of going to your favorite Mexican restaurant, you decide to try a new one in town. Of course, you have to order some chile rellenos. They're your favorite. But, when the waiter brings your order, you discover that these rellenos are not the same as the ones you're used to. They seem much different! What gives? You consider whether you should complain to the waiter that the chef doesn't know his rellenos from his tacos….

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