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The Pop Rocks Urban Legend Debunked

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Jul 30, 2015

Pop Rocks: Urban Legend Vs. RealityThe tall tale of deadly Pop Rocks came from the infamous Little Mikey,  the cute face of the classic Life cereal commercials in the 70's. The legend states that poor Mikey gobbled up a bag of Pop Rocks, and then decided to guzzle a can of Coke which "according to folklore" made Little Mikey's insides burst like a microwaved egg. Have you tried this risky concoction? Is it risky at all? Let's find out.M...
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Valentine’s Day – How it started

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Jan 14, 2013

St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, includes remnants of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. Have you ever wondered about who Saint Valentine was, or how he started this romantic ritual? One legend tells us that Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during the third century. Roman Emperor Claudius II had just outlawed marriage, because he believed that single men made better soldiers than those with families. Saint Valentine cont...
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Turkish Taffy's Early History

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Oct 01, 2012

Contrary to popular misinformation Turkish Taffy was not invented by Victor Bonomo (pronounced "Bah nah moe"), but by Herman Herer in New York back in 1912. While making a batch of marshmallow candy for Herman accidentally added too many egg whites. Instead of throwing the whole mess away, he realized that he may be on to something. After a lot of experimentation and testing, Herman created “Turkish Taffy”.  Unfortunately, no one actually kn...
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Jordan Almonds - History, Mysteries and Meanings

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Sep 10, 2010

Have you ever asked yourself, "Why are Jordan Almonds such popular favors for large events like weddings?" or "How are Jordan almonds made?" Well, so have we at the Bulk Candy Store. So we did a little looking and here's what we learned.The History of Jordan AlmondsIn many cultures, the almond represents life and love, which is why they are popularly used aswedding favors. One of the earliest associations of almonds with...
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