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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

Are Earthworms Dangerous For Dogs To Eat?

12 Jan 2018 01:24

Take a look at the little guy in the photo below. This little guy, a common earthworm, is completely safe to eat, as long as you cook it.

An important question, however, came up in a Labrador retriever forum where the article referenced in the link above was shared for reference. What if your dog likes to eat earthworms? Is this dangerous?…

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Azodicarbonamide: A Yoga Mat Toxin In Bread?

11 Jan 2018 23:06

There are thousands upon thousands of chemicals in the foods we eat. This sounds alarming until you realize that everything is made of chemicals, including yourself. Some chemicals are, however, added to foods for various effects. These are called food additives….

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Victorinox Fibrox Chef's Knife Versus Swiss Classic

08 Jan 2018 04:37

Although Victoronix offers professional cutlery at price ranges over $100, when it comes to chef's knives under $50, this popular brand is one of the most highly recommended. If you are not familiar with this company, they invented the Swiss Army Knife, perhaps the most well-known "knife" in the world….

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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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