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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...

The Latest Lore

9 Drambuie Cocktails

06 Jan 2018 19:35

Rusty Nail, Royal Rob Roy, and Other Cocktails Featuring Drambuie

Have some Drambuie but don't know what to do with it? Well, you can drink it straight on the rocks, but it may be too sweet for you. So, here are cocktails perfect for everyone's favorite Scottish liqueur, the most famous of which is the Rusy Nail…

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Can You Use an Instant Pot or Other Cooker for Home Canning?

05 Jan 2018 04:50

I recently saw an infomercial (or part of one) for an Instant cooker appliance similar to the very popular Instant Pot™. Such cookers have settings and lids which allow them to be used as a pressure cooker. In the infomercial, the hosts claimed that the instant cooker being demonstrated could be used for home canning. They also claimed the product met USDA standards for canning. This perked my ears up because such claims could be very dangerous….

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Shoplifter Faints From Frozen Food Under Hat

04 Jan 2018 23:24

Did you hear the story about the shoplifter who tried to steal a frozen chicken? He hid the chicken under his hat and then went to wait in the checkout line to buy something cheap. Not sure what he was trying to buy. Maybe it was a pack of gum….

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Flesh-Eating Bananas From Costa Rica?

03 Jan 2018 18:54

There have been many fearful claims concerning bananas. In fact, bananas, due to their exotic origin, had a rocky reception in the U.S., stoking fears and myths, not the least of which was that bananas are hard to digest or undigestable. But perhaps the scariest rumor about bananas was much more recent, that they could give you necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria….

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How Do They Get the Salt into the Shell of Roasted Peanuts?

02 Jan 2018 22:50

If you wanted to roast some fresh in-the-shell peanuts at home, and you threw them in the oven, you'd be missing one crucial ingredient: salt. Yet, salting shelled peanuts before roasting would surely be futile. The salt would not even stick to the shells, let alone get inside to the actual peanuts….

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