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candy fun facts

The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Candy fun facts.

candy fun factsThe Facts: Candy, specifically sugar candy, is a confection made from a concentrated solution of sugar in water, to which flavorings and colorants are added. Candies come in numerous colors and varieties and have a long history in popular culture.

  • October 13th is National M&M Day.
  • November 4th is National Candy Day.
  • Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween.
  • An incredible 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold during Halloween week, taking a strong lead compared to other holidays. Almost 65 million pounds is sold during the week leading up to Easter and only 48 million pounds during Valentine’s week.
  • Over 10% of annual candy sales happen the days leading up to Halloween — that is nearly $2 billion dollars in sales.
  • Chocolate is clearly the preferred choice of sweets for many. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion was on chocolate candy and only $680 million on sugar candy.
  • The top selling candy: Candy Corn. Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of it a year, though it is unlikely that every last one of those millions of candies was actually consumed.
  • After the beloved Candy Corn, the leading best sellers are as follows: Snickers, Reese’s, Kit Kat and M&M’S.
  • Candy Corn is the most searched-for candy term in Google — more popular than candy apples, gummy worms and candy pumpkins.
  • The day of the year with the most candy sales? October 28th. And of all the 365 days in the year, the top five candy selling days are all in October.
  • The average American household spends $44 a year on Halloween candy!

Candy Fun Facts We Missed

Did we miss some candy fun facts? If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Candy.

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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know fun food facts we will look at Greasy Food.

greasy food fun factsThe Facts: Greasy food affects your health in many negative ways. First of all, it makes you gain weight. Weight gain can lead to obesity, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, and even death. Secondly, greasy food has high cholesterol. Again, this can lead to serious problems, especially because cholesterol buildup can block the blood flow in your arteries, leading to heart failure or causing a stroke.

  • If you eat too much grease, your liver can’t clean out all of the fat. There’s simply too much for it. Therefore, the fat in the greasy foods will build up in your liver and gall bladder, and you could get gallstones.
  • Fried chicken is the most ordered meal in sit-down restaurants in the U.S.
  • October 25th is National Greasy Foods Day.
  • Researchers have found that the consumption of fatty acids activates regions of the brain regions that regulate emotions and can reduce feelings of sadness by about half.

How greasy food can be a cure for hangovers:

  • Eggs contain large amounts of cysteine, an amino acid that helps neutralize and break down the hangover-inducing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver.
  • Hot peppers, a common egg accomplice, contain salicylates, a compound that is also the basis of aspirin.
  • Bacon contains a lot of amino acids, which helps replenish depleted neurotransmitters.

Greasy Food Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

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bologna fun facts

The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Bologna fun facts.

bologna fun factsThe Facts: Bologna sausage, also known as baloney or polony, is a sausage derived from and somewhat similar to the Italian mortadella (a finely hashed/ground pork sausage) containing cubes of lard that originated in the Italian city of Bologna.

  • Mortadella dates back to the 15th century, and the original recipes included myrtle, ‘mortella’ in Italian, hence the name.
  • U.S. government regulations require American bologna to be finely ground, and without visible pieces of lard.
  • Bologna can alternatively be made out of chicken, turkey, beef, pork, venison or soy protein.
  • October 24th is National Bologna Day.
  • There are 1,632 people in the U.S. listed on whitepages.com with the last name ‘Bologna’ and 88 with the last name ‘Baloney’
  • Americans eat 800 million pounds of bologna annually.
  • Oscar Mayer is the most popular bologna brand thanks to its 1973 jingle “My bologna has a first name….”
  • Bologna is a popular breakfast food in Newfoundland, served fried as a substitute to ham slices. It is also sometimes barbecued as well. In either case, it is referred to as “Newfie Steak.”

Bologna Fun Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Bologna.

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boston cream fun facts

The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know will look at Boston Cream fun facts.

Boston Cream fun factsThe Facts: This pudding and cake combination comprises two layers of sponge cake filled with vanilla flavored custard or crème pâtissière. The cake is topped with a chocolate glaze (such as ganache) and sometimes powdered sugar or a cherry.

  • The Boston Cream Pie was created by Armenian-French chef M. Sanzian at Boston’s Parker House Hotel in 1856.
  • Although it is called a Boston cream pie, it is in fact a cake, and not a pie.
  • A Boston cream doughnut is a name for a Berliner filled with vanilla custard or crème pâtissière and topped with icing made from chocolate.
  • October 23rd is Boston Cream Pie Day.
  • The Boston cream doughnut was designated the official doughnut of Massachusetts in 2003.
  • The Boston Cream Pie was proclaimed the official Massachusetts State Dessert on December 12, 1996.

Boston Cream Fun Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Boston Cream.

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brandied fruit fun facts

The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Brandied Fruit fun facts.

Brandied Fruit Fun FactsThe Facts: Brandy is distilled from fruits such as grape, apple, blackberry, apricot and so on. Based on the region and the fruit, brandy can be divided into several categories: Cognac, Armagnac, American Brandies, and fruit brandies.

  • The word brandy originally comes from the Dutch word brandewijn, which means burnt wine.
  • Long before the 16th century, wine was a popular product for trading in European region. In the early 16th century, a Dutchman trader invented the way to ship more wine in the limited cargo space by removing water from the wine. Then he could add the water back to the concentrated wine at the destination port in Holland.
  • Brandied fruit is used as topping on pies and ice cream.
  • Most brandy is 80 proof (40% alcohol/volume) and has been enjoyed for centuries as a cocktail and cooking ingredient.
  • October 20th is National Brandied Fruit Day.

To make your own brandied fruit, all you need is ripened fruit, sugar, and brandy (the higher the quality, the better).

  • Wash the fruit, peel off any skin, and slice if necessary.
  • Fill half a container with brandy and add the fruit.
  • For each cup of fruit you add, stir in 1/6 cup of sugar. Make sure all the fruit is submerged in the mixture, cover the container, and store it in a dark place.
  • You can continue to add fruit at any time. Your brandied fruit will be cured after a couple of months.

Brandied Fruit Fun Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Brandied Fruit.

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apple dumpling fun facts

The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, during our research for our daily content, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in a new section titled “Did You Know?”.

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Apple Dumpling fun facts.

Apple Dumpling fun factsThe Facts: An apple dumpling is a pastry filled with apple, cinnamon and occasionally raisins. Apples are peeled and cored, placed on a portion of dough, then filled with cinnamon and sugar. Then the dough is folded over the apples and the dumplings are baked until tender.

  • Apple dumplings are a native food in the northeastern United States, around Pennsylvania.
  • September 17th is National Apple Dumpling Day.
  • A very common recipe among the Amish, it is often eaten as a breakfast item, but they are also a very common dessert item after meals.
  • In the UK a suet pastry is often used, although shortcrust is also common. A filling of dates, sultanas or raisins is often inserted into the cavity left by removal of the core, and dark sugar is popular there too.

Apple Dumpling Fun Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Apple Dumplings.

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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, during our research for our daily content, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in a new section titled “Did You Know?”.

For today’s DYK fun facts we will look at Welsh Rarebit.

welsh rarebit fun factsThe Facts: Welsh rarebit or Welsh rabbit is a dish made with a savory sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot, after being poured over slices (or other pieces) of toasted bread, or the hot cheese sauce may be served in a bowl accompanied by sliced, toasted bread.

  • The names of the dish originate from 18th-century Great Britain.
  • The word rarebit is a corruption of rabbit, “Welsh rabbit” being first recorded in 1725 and the variant “Welsh rarebit” being first recorded in 1785 by Francis Grose. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘Welsh rarebit’ is an “etymologizing alteration. There is no evidence of the independent use of rarebit”.
  • September 3rd is National Welsh Rarebit Day.
  • Welsh rarebit is typically made with Cheddar cheese, in contrast to the Continental European fondue which classically depends on Swiss cheeses.
  • Acknowledging that there is more than one way to make a rarebit, some cookbooks have included two recipes: the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book of 1896 provides one béchamel-based recipe and another with beer, Le Guide Culinaire of 1907 has one with ale and one without, and the Constance Spry Cookery Book of 1956 has one with flour and one without.
  • American cartoonist Winsor McCay had an intriguing insight into the effects of the Welsh rarebit where characters often awoke from dreams after eating the delicious dish. His comic strip titled Dream of the Rarebit Fiend was published in newspapers from 1904 to 1925, and made into a silent movie of the same name in 1906.
  • A legend mentioned in Betty Crocker’s Cookbook claims that Welsh peasants were not allowed to eat rabbits caught in hunts on the estates of the nobility, so they used melted cheese as a substitute.

Welsh Rarebit Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Welsh Rarebit.

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turnover fun facts
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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, during our research for our daily content, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in a new section titled “Did You Know?”.

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Turnover fun facts.

turnover fun factsThe Facts: A turnover is a type of pastry made by placing a filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, and sealing it. Turnovers can be sweet or savory and are often made as a sort of portable meal or dessert, similar to a sandwich.

  • July 5th is National Apple Turnover Day.
  • August 28 is National Cherry Turnover Day.
  • Turnovers originated in ancient times and are classified as “portable pies.”

Here is a list of just a few turnover choices to make and enjoy:

  • Beerocks (German) — Filled with cabbage and meat
  • Calzones (Italian) — Filled with tomato sauce, meat and cheese
  • Dim Sum (Chinese) — Filled with meat, fish or vegetables
  • Empanadas (Spanish-speaking countries) — Filled with sweet potatoes and meats
  • Pastelillos (Puerto Rican and Caribbean) — Filled with meat, onions, raisins, capers and egg
  • Pasties (Cornish miners from England) — Filled with potatoes, vegetables and ground meat
  • Pastelitos Fritos (Brazillian) — Fried turnovers with meat and cheese
  • Pierogies (Polish) — Filled with potatoes, vegetables or fruit
  • Saltena (South American) — Typical meat pies
  • Samosas (India) — Filled with chick peas, potatoes and spices
  • Sanbousic (Middle Eastern) — Filled with cheese and dill
  • Spanokopitas (Greek) — Filled with spinach, cottage cheese, feta cheese and olives

Turnover Fun Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Turnovers.

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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, during our research for our daily content, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in a new section titled “Did You Know?”.

For today’s DYK fun facts we will look at Popsicles.

popsicle fun factsThe Facts: The Popsicle was invented by an 11 year old who kept it secret for 18 years.

  • The inventor was Frank Epperson who, in 1905, left a mixture of powdered soda and water out on the porch, which contained a stir stick. That night, temperatures in San Francisco reached record low temperature. When he woke the next morning, he discovered that it had frozen to the stir stick, creating a fruit flavored ice treat that he named the epsicle. 18 years later he patented it and called it the Popsicle.
  • The ice pop was introduced to the public at an Oakland ball for firemen in 1922.
  • August 26th is National Cherry Popsicle Day.
  • The Popsicle company claims that its annual sales are over two billion and that its best-selling flavor is cherry.
  • On June 22, 2005, Snapple tried to beat the existing Guinness Book of World Records entry of a 1997 Dutch 21-foot ice pop by attempting to erect a 25-foot ice pop in New York City. The 17.5 short tons of frozen juice that had been brought from Edison, New Jersey in a freezer truck melted faster than expected, dashing hopes of a new record. Spectators fled to higher ground as firefighters hosed away the kiwi-strawberry-flavored mess.

Popsicle Facts We Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Popsicles.

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