How the “Cherry on Top” Came to Be

How the “Cherry on Top” Came to Be

Maraschino Cherries are the ultra-sweet, plastic tasting condiments one often encounters topping ice cream desserts or added to cocktails. They are very pretty but most certainly don’t taste anything like real cherries. How did wonderful fresh cherries become “Maraschino”? There’s … Continue reading

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George Washington asks: How can “Cherry Coke” Contain NO Cherries ?!?

George Washington asks: How can “Cherry Coke” Contain NO Cherries ?!?

Happy President’s Day! Cherry Coke Ingredients: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup and/or Sucrose, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Caffeine. What would the founding fathers say about today’s food industry? How would they react if they walked into a … Continue reading

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What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

Friday’s shopping madness included consumer electronics, household items, clothes, toys and just about anything. Except for food. Well, maybe specialty and gourmet online retailers, but not your regular supermarket fare. What if supermarkets also had black friday sales? More specifically, … Continue reading

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Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Life’s a Peach…Full of Pesticides

Still recovering from the most recent UK study showing that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional, we read in the Chicago Tribune that peaches contain excessive amounts of pesticides, some above government safe levels. It seems that peaches’ … Continue reading

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Inside the Label – Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend [Dried Fruit]

Inside the Label – Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend [Dried Fruit]

Dried fruit are a tasty snack. They are supposedly as good as fresh fruit nutritionally, and have the added benefit of being available throughout the year, easy to store, durable, and versatile. We decided to take a look at a … Continue reading

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Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Pesticides – Are They Killing Humans Too?

Those giant shiny apples and tomatoes stacked neatly at the produce stand at the supermarket are a marvel of nature. With a lot of help from man. And man’s chemicals. In order to keep pests from blemishing your fruits and … Continue reading

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