My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD. As a home cook, I’m a little bit lazy and a whole lot frugal. If there is a way to save money or time, I will try it. Not … Continue reading

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Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Short answer: NO. Long answer: Earlier this week, media reports claimed that global demand for chocolate is outstripping supply, and as a result, 5 years from now, the world will not have enough. The reasons are disease, drought, and the … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

Happy Valentine’s Day! Flowers, wine, and chocolate are a big part of this festive day. Here are some interesting chocolate facts that you can use to impress your loved ones. 1. 5% of annual chocolate sales occur on Valentine’s Day. … Continue reading

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Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

First there were potato chips. Then there were chocolate chips. Now, Lay’s is introducing Chocolate Potato Chips. Oh, the sheer joy. Or horror. According to Lay’s, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, this is a limited time product that the company is … Continue reading

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Who Snacks More, Men or Women?

Who Snacks More, Men or Women?

The answer – women. On average, women snack 3.1 times a day, with men only 2.7. That works out to 3 more snacks per week for the ladies. This information was collected by the NPD group, a consumer insight company. … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Lots of Chocolate and …

Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Lots of Chocolate and …

“Hello young lovers, wherever you are! Today is Valentine’s Day, so hurry and buy roses and chocolate for your beau!  There are some very tasty ones out there, so what are you waiting for? Don’t worry, chocolate is really healthy … Continue reading

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Unreal Brand Candies – A Better Choice?

Unreal Brand Candies – A Better Choice?

Unreal is a relatively new brand of candy and chocolates with an interesting story. The founder of the company is a teenager, Nicky Bonner, whose parents limited his candy intake because of all the bad ingredients in them. He decided … Continue reading

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Studies: Popcorn, Chocolate Good for Health

Studies: Popcorn, Chocolate Good for Health

Snackers of the world – rejoice. Two recent studies are telling us Fooducate’s favorite snacks are healthy! Woo hoo! Research conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania has found that popcorn has more polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) than … Continue reading

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The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

This week marks the 100th birthday of the Oreo Cookie. Originally created and sold in New York by National Biscuit Company, the brand is now owned by mega-processed-food giant Kraft Foods. The brand tagline is “Milk’s Favorite Cookie,” and indeed … Continue reading

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The Truth About Chocolate Health Benefits

The Truth About Chocolate Health Benefits

Valentine’s Day is a big annual chocolate-fest, driving about 5% of annual chocolate sales. As with wine, chocolate is much more than a food, it is an art form. And in the past few years, chocolate has become synonymous with health … Continue reading

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