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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

Was Coca Cola the only Soft Drink to Contain Cocaine? What about other Drugs in Sodas?

28 Apr 2012 03:45

Coca-Cola really did start out containing cocaine. I know there are some people who persist in saying it's a myth, or that the cocaine was only there by accident. However, Coca-Cola was definitely created as a means of delivering cocaine in a delicious beverage! There was no attempt to hide the cocaine in the early days of the drink. What's more, in 1993 Mark Pendergrast discovered the original formula for Coca-Cola, which called for 4 ounces of "F.E. Coco," which meant fluid extract of coca, or coca leaves, from which cocaine is derived….

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Never Put Raw Mushrooms On Pizza

21 Apr 2012 23:26

Putting raw mushrooms on a pizza is pretty much proof that you don't know anything about pizza or mushrooms. Why do people persist in doing this? The pizza is ruined, the mushrooms taste raw, because they mostly are. And yet, even some pizza delivery places still put fresh sliced mushrooms on their pizza. I got news for you, even canned mushrooms on a pizza are better than fresh sliced and uncooked….

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Trahana: What is It?

14 Apr 2012 20:12

If you tuned into the first of the new all-stars Chopped tournament on Food Network, you may have wondered what the secret ingredient "sour trahana" was. Michael Simon referred to it as sort of a Greek pasta, and that is essentially what it is: a small granular pasta. I know we mostly think of pasta as something Italian, but Greece has dozens of traditional pastas as well….

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What is a Hangtown Fry?

12 Apr 2012 15:15

The Hangtown Fry, as legend has it, came out of Hangtown, California in 1849. Of course it must have been 1849 since the guy who got the ball rolling on the dish was reportedly a gold miner, who had just struck it rich. Eager to celebrate his new-found wealth with appropriate fare, he went into the diner of the El Dorado Hotel and ordered "the finest and most expensive meal in the house." The most expensive things available were eggs, oysters, and bacon. The cook put them together in a dish and the Hangtown Fry was born. It is still available all along California's Gold Rush Country.Bibliography item kelly not found.

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Throw Away Unopened Mussels? Who Says?

09 Apr 2012 21:35

Most people who like to cook and eat mussels and clams know that they are done cooking when the shells open. As you may have gathered from the title, I'm going to question that. In fact, I'm going to have the question the whole tale about how if they don't open, it proves they were dead, and so you must discard them. You see, there is just no science to it!…

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