Happy Fig Newton Day

  January 16th was National Fig Newton Day. Let’s celebrate with some figgy facts. In 1891, Charles Roser, a baker who happened to love figs, invented a machine that squirted fig  paste into dough before baking. Since the current nutrition guidelines of the times encouraged fruit and biscuits on a daily basis, this was the…

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Halloween Chocolate

According to a survey conducted by the National Confectioners Association, 70% of Americans say that their favorite kind of Halloween candy is chocolate. I’m shocked! Why isn’t it 100%? I know when I was a kid, getting anything but chocolate was a complete waste of valuable pillow-case space. But we all know that there are…

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Cast Your Vote! Who Invented the Hamburger?

Lots of people claim to be the inventor of America’s favorite sandwich, but who do you think should get the credit? There are four leading contenders for the title of “Hamburger Inventor.” Vote for your favorite below. Contestant #1- “Hamburger Charlie” Nagreen of Seymour, Wisconsin. When only 15-years-old, this enterprising young man was selling food…

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