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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

Should You Rinse Chicken Before Cooking It?

10 Feb 2018 19:08

I was watching the latest episode of The Profit with Marcus Leomonis last night and one of the segments spurred me to write about something I was not going to bother writing about because I thought it was thoroughly covered: Should you rinse raw chicken in the sink before preparing and cooking it?…

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The Famous Aspartame Email by Nancy Markle: Source of Myths

31 Jan 2018 01:52

This article is the fourth and final article in the series about the artificial sweetener, aspartame. For the previous articles, see:…

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Exaggerated Claims About the Harmful Effects of Aspartame

30 Jan 2018 23:54

This is the third article in a series of articles about the artificial sweetener aspartame. You may want to first read about how aspartame was invented and how it's made, as well as the warning on phenylketonurics regarding aspartame.

As stated previously, aspartame is the subject of a protracted mythinformation campaign, causing many to unreasonably fear and malign this very common artificial sweetener. This article covers some of the specific health claims about aspartame….

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Why is There a Warning About Phenylketonurics on Diet Soda Labels?

30 Jan 2018 23:05

Diet drinks and any other products which contain aspartame must bear the following health warning: "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine."

This has led many to jump to the conclusion that phenylalanine is poisonous. Why else would they put a warning about it on a label? Well, because it is dangerous to some people who have a very rare disease known as phenylketonuria….

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What Is Aspartame and How Was It Invented?

30 Jan 2018 22:41

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in many sugar-free or diet food and beverage products, most famously in Diet Coke, which is also available with Splenda. This non-nutritive sugar substitute gets such a great deal of bad press and is the subject of a very intensive misinformation campaign. The myths about this non-nutritive sweetener are so ingrained that I doubt any amount of effort on my part would change many minds. Well, that's okay. Why should I care whether you avoid aspartame? There is certainly nothing wrong with that. But wallowing in ignorance is an invitation to being easily victimized by crusaders or health-activists who are actually money-grabbers….

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