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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Girl Scout Cookies

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Girl Scout Cookie season is going strong. Girl Scout Cookies have been around for a long time and cookie fans probably already know that Thin Mints have long been the most popular flavor. But you might be surprised by what you don’t know about Girl Scout Cookies, and these 10 pieces of cookie trivia will make a great accompaniment to the next box of cookies ... Read More »

FDA Plans to Update Nutrition Labels

Old vs New Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels on food packaging haven’t changed much since they were first introduced more than 20 years ago and the FDA is planning to give them a makeover to better help consumers understand what we’re eating.¬†The new labels are going to omit or emphasize things based on how nutritionists now understand them. For instance, the “calories from fat” section will be removed, since nutritionists now ... Read More »

Vermont Redefines Their Maple Syrup Standards

Maple Syrup Labels

The majority of maple syrup is produced in Quebec, Canada. They turn out 75% of the world’s production annually, approximately¬†6,300,000 gallons of syrup. Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island also produce smaller amounts of maple syrup. In the US, Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup with about 5.5% of the global supply. New York and Maine are also responsible for ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookie Packaging Gets More Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly Girl Scout Cookie Packages

The Girl Scouts have been packaging their cookies in familiar boxes for decades now. The pictures on the boxes have changed over the years, but the look of the boxes is so closely aligned with the cookies themselves that most consumers can recognize a green Thin Mint box or a purple Samoas box from a block away when approaching a table of Scouts. Those boxes, ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Add Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie to 2014 Lineup

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

Every year, the Girl Scouts launch their fundraising cookie sale to raise money both for local troops and for the regional Girl Scout councils. Some cookies have been included in the sale for decades, such as the Trefoil shortbread cookies and Thin Mints, but new cookie are also added to the lineup every year, often reflecting the food trends of the rest of the country. ... Read More »

3D Food Printers may be the Future of Food

3D Sugar Cubes

3D printers are a relatively new type of printer technology that allow users to print a solid, 3D version of anything that they can model on a computer. Like traditional printers which layer ink on a piece of paper, 3D printers layer materials like plastic and metal on top of each other to create the finished product. There are applications for these 3D printers in ... Read More »

The Death of the Pastry Chef?

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Pastry chefs don’t have the most glamorous job in a professional kitchen. They’re usually tucked away in a small corner where they work with limited space and supplies while doing their best to keep their desserts away from the heat of the main kitchen. Their dishes can be spectacular – light, flavorful, colorful and delicious – but it is true to say that few people ... Read More »

Twinkies Back on Shelves 7/15/13

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Ever since Hostess closed its doors late last year, consumers have been anxiously awaiting the fate of Twinkies, one of the most iconic snack cakes there is. Taste tests were conducted to see if Twinkie clones were an acceptable subsitute, but a buyer was found for the brand and they promised that Twinkies would make a comeback after being off store shelves for more than ... Read More »

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