The Mystery of Chocolate

Chocolate

The mystery of chocolate has been present among many human cultures since prehistoric times.  Chocolate was the preferred drink by Mayan kings, and chocolate was only used for ceremonial or celebratory purposes.  Chocolate is special, and has been for a long time.  Why do we crave the deep, dark … [Read more...]

The History of Gummi Candy

Gummi Bears

  Ah, gummi candy, that is one of the sweet memories of being a child of the 80’s. Gummi Candy was first created in the 1920’s as gummi bears, a German confection. Then they were mass produced in the 1980’s, and introduced to American candy retailers. I remember in the early 1980’s, … [Read more...]

The Best Cupcakes in America

Cup cakes

Cupcakes. The word just makes my insides jump with excitement. The word makes me think its party time, or maybe just time for a well-deserved sweet treat. Cupcakes have increased in drastically in their popularity over the past few years, and cupcakeries have been popping up everywhere, and has … [Read more...]

Movie Theater Candy

Movie Theater

"Let's all go to the lobby! Let's all go to the lobby! Let's all go the lobby and buy ourselves a treat!" This brief anthropomorphic cartoon of soda, popcorn, gum, and candy was often seen on movie screens prior to the feature presentation. In the 1950's, America fell in love with the movie theater … [Read more...]

Justice League

Justice League

"Holy Carnival Tents, Batman!!  We can have cotton candy whenever we want!"  In years past, cotton candy, also known as fairy floss, was customarily available at circuses, carnivals, and other special events.  Cotton candy's only ingredient is sugar, which is heated in the reservoir of a cotton … [Read more...]

Hello Kitty, the coolest cat around!

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty has been around as long as I can remember.  Hello Kitty and her sister Mimmy live in London, and have tons of friends.  Hello Kitty was created in 1974 in Japan, and then Hello Kitty was introduced in the US in 1976.  Since then, Hello Kitty has been a favorite of American girls.  … [Read more...]

Everyone Loves Cookie Dough!

Cookie Dough

  Creamy butter, sugar, vanilla, chocolate chip, then mix in some love, and you have delicious cookie dough.  Yes, and with the concern of salmonella in raw eggs, cookie dough can be off limits!  With this concern, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends for people not to consume … [Read more...]

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