For nearly 100 years, Mars has made
chocolate with 100% cocoa butter, which is taste bud-craving,
melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. Without cocoa butter, chocolate simply
is not chocolate. Some companies use artificial ingredients to make
their chocolate sweeter or because it's cheaper but at Mars there is
no substitute for cocoa butter.
What is Real Chocolate Relief? Times
are tough and Mars wants to help. How, you ask? Every Friday through
September, Mars will give away free real chocolate to 250,000 people.
That means you can enjoy your favorite Mars candy brands--M&M'S®,
SNICKERS®, TWIX®, 3 MUSKETEERS®, MILKY WAY® and DOVE®-- for
Note, however, when they say free, you
have to register on the Mars site (www.realchocolate.com) and, if you
are one of the lucky ones, you will win a coupon which can be
redeemed for your favorite Mars chocolate bar. So, not everyone will
automatically win free chocolate. No more than 250,000 eligible
individuals per Friday will win and there are a few other terms and
conditions which you can read on the website.
Source: Houston Chronicle
July 21st is National Junk Food Day so today junk food lovers should celebrate! Treat yourself to one of your favorite junk food indulgences. What is your poison? Candy, chocolate, cookies, chips, snack cakes, ice cream, fast food? If you love junk food, a great website to visit is Junk Food Mecca. This site provides links to almost any junk food item you can think including the non-nutritional information if you dare to look!
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Home of the World's Longest Candy
Counter, a visit to Chutter's is a trip to candyland where the air is
delicious with the mouth-watering scents of candy and fresh-made
fudge. Chutter's has something for candy lovers young and old in a
lively, fun-filled atmosphere. The longest counter of its kind
anywhere, Chutter's candy counter runs the entire length of the
store. An impressive 112 feet of gleaming glass jars filled with
brightly colored candy ranging from yesterday's favorites and
hard-to-find flavors to the best of today's most sought-after treats.
Grab a bag and choose from the vast array of sours and gummy's,
gourmet and traditional jellybeans, chocolates, licorice, caramels,
and nostalgic pieces. Chutter's is a treasure trove of tasty treats!
Chutter's is named for its original
owner, Frederick George Chutter, a Congregational minister who came
to Littleton to preach but instead, resigned his ministry for the dry
goods business, eventually becoming a well-loved and prominent member
of the community. A brochure from the era claims, "Mr. Chutter
is a warm-hearted, cordial, and enthusiastic man, of optimistic
temperament, and much interested in the welfare of Littleton."
More than 100 years later, the shop retains his name, and the
hospitality for which Chutter's General Store was renowned still
resonates throughout this delightful shop. Feel like a kid again. Visit Chutter's
on Main Street in Littleton, New Hampshire and discover the sweet
Sources: Food Network; Flickr
Dark dining is a
trend sweeping through Europe and the US where diners are treated to
fine cuisine while blindfolded. Because diners cannot see the food,
they must use their sense of touch, smell and taste to eat each dish.
Dana Salisbury, Artistic Diretor at Dark Dining Projects in New
York, serves sensory feasts to blindfolded guests. Andre
Crump brought the concept of dark dining to the San Francisco area in
2007, and since then he's been bringing the party to a different
restaurant every four months. Don a blindfold
and put your trust in the chef at this intimate rotating dinner
party. The party begins with cocktails before guests slip on
their blindfolds -- after which only the wait staff, fitted with
military-grade night-vision goggles, can see. The experience can be
both scary and sensual and gives a whole new meaning to the term
blind date. Dark Dining events can be found in several major cities
across the US including Opaque, which hosts wholly-dark dining events
in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
Source: Travel Channel; Insider Pages
A cupcake weighing in at 151 pounds has
been certified as the world's largest by Guinness World Records.
Fifteen pounds of fudge filling and 60 pounds of yellow icing
decorate the 1-foot tall, 2-foot wide sugary sweet. Guinness World
Records adjudicator Danny Girton Jr. called it a "fun and
creative achievement." The cupcake was made by cakes.com, which is
run by cake-decoration supplier and marketer DecoPac. Company
spokeswoman Jamie Miller said the giant cupcake will go to a pig
farm. The company decided against giving away pieces to mall patrons
because most would not have had frosting. Instead, cakes.com gave
away 4,000 smaller cupcakes.
A candle topped the creation, bringing
the total height to 4 feet. The cupcake's final size yielded 1,500
The world record cupcake was made as part of a
celebration of the 10th anniversary of Nickelodeon character
SpongeBob SquarePants held at Mall of America's Nickelodeon
Sources: Associated Press, AOL