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Texas No Longer Accepts “Last Meal” Requests for Death Row Inmates After Lawrence Brewer, A White Supremacist, and Convicted Murderer, Ordered a Feast and Refused to Eat It.

The last meal of a condemned prisoner is a customary ritual before execution. In many countries, the prisoner is given the right, within limits, to choose his or her last meal. But did you know Texas no longer allows this?  After Lawrence Brewer, a convicted murderer, ordered a feast and refused to eat it in …

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Taffy

There is No Difference Between Saltwater Taffy and Regular Taffy. It is Simply a Marketing Ploy in Coastal Regions to Ramp Up Sales.

The term taffy is used in the United States, whereas toffee is used in the United Kingdom. According to those researching their histories, both gained popularity during the 19th century. But do you know the difference between Saltwater Taffy and Regular Taffy?  There is actually no distinction between “saltwater” and regular taffy. It is a …

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Are Chocolates Getting Smaller and More Expensive?

Chocolate comes from roasted and ground cacao pods and is turned into the solid-formed sweet that we all know and love. But over the years, consumers have noticed the change in the size and prices of chocolate. Are chocolates getting more expensive? Between 2014 and 2018, the BBC examined 19 chocolate items and discovered that …

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Why Does Milk Go So Well with Cookies?

Before odd pairings like ice cream and fries were a trend, the classic milk and cookies were all the rage. But did you ever wonder why milk paired so well with cookies and other sweets? There is a scientific explanation as to why milk pairs well with cookies. This is because milk has the sixth …

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What Was The Currency Used by the Ancient Mayan Civilization?

One might hesitate on their last bite of KitKat if they’ve known that chocolate was of high value back in the Mayan times. With its use in the marketplace and as a tribute to their kings, it’s evident that the Mayan economy was partially dependent on their cacao supply. Chocolate was a valuable form of …

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How Many M&M’s Do You Need to Stack to Beat the World Record?

The Guinness World Records is well-known for giving recognition to the most bizarre activities and oddities. We’ve seen the longest fingernails, the fastest wheelie bin, and yes, the tallest M&M stack. But how many do you need to stack to break the world record? You need to stack six M&M’s to break the current world …

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The Hershey Ice Cream Company is a completely separate entity from the Hershey Chocolate Company, despite both being founded in Lancaster County in the same year by unrelated men named Hershey.

Hershey Creamery Company Not to be confused with the chocolate manufacturer The Hershey Company. Hershey’s ice cream shop, Ypsilanti Twp., MI An old Hershey grocery sign in Falmouth, Pennsylvania. Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey’s Ice Cream, is an American creamery that produces ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, frozen yogurt, and other frozen desserts such …

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Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey’s ice cream and Hershey’s chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name.

Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey’s Ice Cream, is a creamery that produces Hershey’s brand ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, and other frozen treats such as smoothies and frozen slab style ice cream mixers. In the mid-1990s, the companies settled their most recent legal battles out of court, with the creamery agreeing …

Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey’s ice cream and Hershey’s chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name. Read More »

Over 1/4th of global hazelnut production is bought by an Italian company to make Nutella.

Nutella, the nutty chocolate spread, is turning 50. He was completely obsessed by it,” says the current boss of the family business, Giovanni Ferrero. “Chocolate was so expensive, it was really high-end, nobody could afford it, at least in Italy,” says Giovanni Ferrero. But it was Pietro’s son, Michele Ferrero, who turned it into Nutella, …

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