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Kids Stuff: Pixy Stix

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Featured, Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kids Stuff: Pixy Stix

Want to hazard a guess about how Pixy Stix came to be popular? Okay, maybe you think it was created as a drink mix. But then kids found out...

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Kid Stuff: Movie Candy

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Movie Candy

I've placed this post under "kid stuff," but we have to be honest here. Lots of adults prefer candy to popcorn (or nachos or any other current concession fads) as movie fare. For many of us, it allows us a (mostly) non-judgmental way to eat what we wouldn't otherwise buy out in public.

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Americana: Stuckey's

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Stuckey's

  What you see now, if you pass a Stuckey’s along the highway, is just one among many convenience/snack/confections stores along...

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Food: Life Savers

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Food | 2 comments

Pep-O-Mint Life Savers came first, back in 1912. The second flavor introduced was Wint-O-Green. The best flavor ever, Butter Rum, came out...

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Food: Hershey's Kisses

Posted by on Jul 10, 2009 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Hershey's Kisses

When I worked in an office, I always kept a jar of Hershey’s Kisses on my desk. One day a co-worker brought her little girl to work,...

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Food: Whitman’s Sampler

Posted by on May 10, 2009 in Americana, Food | Comments Off on Food: Whitman’s Sampler

I know, I know…someone already took the great dark chocolate ones , and you never get the chocolate-covered cherry (the “cherry...

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