Paper + Salva + Pixy Stixs = Problem Brewing

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Another creation from the Wonka brand which is owned by Nestle is “Pixy Stix”. A powdered candy that is wrapped up in paper (small) or plastic (large) that resembles a drinking straw. The sherbet candy is usually poured into the mouth from the wrapper. Normally artificially and naturally flavoured. Invented in 1952 “Pixy Stix” nearly became extinct in the 1960s due to hard powdered candy tablets becoming more popular e.g Sweetarts.
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Kisses For Me: Cookies “N” Creme

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When you want to be comforted, or in need of a cheer up from a rotten day at work. A hug and a kiss from our love ones is usually the best therapy. When the house is empty and you’re in need of a pick me up, another solution is Hershey’s Kisses. A bite size teardrop shaped chocolate candy wrapped in foil with a small paper token. In 1989 Kisses were the 5th most popular brand in the US and still produce over 60 million Kisses each day. That’s a lot of kisses… Continue reading

Appalachia: The Divine Secrets of Syrup and Sugar

FRED SAUCEMAN (this article was first published on December 14, 2012)

Divinity candy, a souvenir from the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Photo by Ejm225, via Wikimedia Commons.

At Christmastime, the young women in Ada Hornsby Earnest’s Home Economics classes at East Tennessee State College took home more than knowledge. For the train trip back home, they packed away cartons of divinity candy, stirred and stiffly beaten by the hands of their experienced teacher, who claimed her foamy formula “never failed.”

“No doubt her recipe has been used hundreds of times across the years by homemakers and home economics teachers throughout the East Tennessee area,” recalls former student and later colleague Carsie Lodter of Johnson City, who kept the tradition of giving divinity to her own students.

Mrs. Earnest taught in one of the original departments, Domestic Science, after having enrolled as a student in the very first year of East…

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Space Snack Food

Space Snack Food

Freeze-dried ice cream is ice cream that has had most of the water removed from it by a freeze-drying process and sealed in a pouch. This ice-cream can be kept at room temperature as no freezer is required. Brittle on the outlook its quite soft and chewy. Tastes just like chocolate,vanilla and strawberry ice-cream. A different treat to the norm. Comes in 2 flavours Vanilla, and Neapolitan, also available in an ice-cream sandwich. Commonly known as space or astronaut space food. Available all novelty shops.

It Takes Two To Snack Upon

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A staple chocolate bar… sorry chocolate bars… in the lunch box of children, men and women a like. Everyone has possible had a variety of it but it still remains that the classic is always the one to go for. Twix is a biscuit base covered in chocolate with a caramel layer in between. Twix is manufactured by Mars inc. These candy bars usually comes in pairs and never ventures too far from other pieces of Twix in other varieties. Produced in 1967 in the United Kingdom, but its sold across the world. Fun Fact: They use be called Raider in most Europe countries but changed their name to Twix in 1991 and then more countries in 2000 to help with worldwide commercials and promotions.
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Japanese Snacking Adventure

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Just got back from 7/11 – don’t laugh, they are not the convenience stores we have in the states.  These are convenience stores to the epic degree.  They have bento box lunches and snacks/candies galore!

As stated in an earlier post I am going to try difference snack type things while in Japan.  Most of them I have no idea what they are, sometimes not even after eating it. Maybe you can help me identify it.

This week’s take from 7/11 are:

20130512_195501These are small chocolate dipped bread sticks that look like fantasy mushrooms.  Quite good, not sweet but I am guessing the carbohydrate count is probably something I should not indulge in often.  Glad I know they are there though, for emergency chocolate fixes!

 

 

 

 

20130512_195351These are exactly like American Bugles

 

 

 

 

 

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These are snack packs, crunchy and salty rice crackers. …

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY……Enjoy some candy from artist PETER ANTON….

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Happy Mothers Day mom and every mother in the world. Thanks for being you and helping out!

Lets have some fun as Bob Ross would say and enjoy looking at food as art. Peter Anton is world renown born in New Haven, Connecticut in the year 1963, for his mixed media works that deal with the fattening sugary foods most everyone eats! Anton works larger than life giving him unique results.

First solo show in 1993 at thirty years of age.

Anton had a very unique entry for the 2012 Art Basel Miami. His work was installation where the viewer went through the exhibit in an actual roller coaster. Anton had filled the sides of backdrop with images of disaster that might exist in a world with live sized candies and sweets. People stood in line for many hours for this unique experience.

A link to the artist’s own website:…

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