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  • George W. Bush, Michelle Obama share tender moment at McCains funeral

    09/01/2018 12:12:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2018 | Mary Kay Linge
    Theyve got a sweet spot for bipartisanship and each other. Former President George W. Bush gallantly delivered a small piece of candy into the hand of former First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service for Arizona Sen. John McCain on Saturday. A camera inside Washington, D.C.s National Cathedral captured the cute exchange, sending many Twitter users into a tizzy. The moment came with the two seated next to each other in the front pew as former Sen. Joe Lieberman talked about the importance of reaching across the political aisle.
  • Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bomber' still dropping sweets from the sky after 70 years

    08/01/2018 5:27:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2018 | Janet Weinstein
    A World War II veteran who has been delivering sweet surprises from the sky for 70 years continues to brings smiles to the faces of children as the "Candy Bomber. "There's something magical about a chocolate bar come floatin' out of the sky," Col. Gail "Hal" Halvorsen told ABC News. "It's tied on an actual parachute. Hopefully, some kids appreciate it." Halvorsen, 97, started his candy drops when he was a U.S. pilot for the Allied forces during the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, the Russians cut off food and supplies to West Berlin, Germany. The United States and its allies...
  • Necco factory closed and people are freaking out

    07/26/2018 6:19:54 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 83 replies
    msn ^ | July 26, 2018 | Lyn Mettler
    Panicked Twinkies lovers lost their minds when Hostess shut down in 2012. Thankfully, the company made a swift and sweet comeback, with an assist by TODAY's Al Roker, in 2013. But now another classic sweets factory has shuttered — and it's unclear whether it will be bouncing back anytime soon. Necco, the maker of divisive, chalky treats, has bitten the dust and closed its factory on Tuesday. This week, devoted fans of all of the company's sweets are scrambling to find their favorite treats amid the sudden closure
  • Trump 'threw' Starburst on table during G7 talks, told Merkel 'don't say I never give you anything'

    06/20/2018 9:27:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    AOL ^ | June 21, 2018 | Staff
    The recent G-7 Summit has been largely described a contentious event, and, according to CBS News senior global affairs contributor Ian Bremmer, it included a moment in which President Trump reportedly threw Starburst on the table. Bremmer told CBS News on Wednesday that during a discussion about the joint G-7 statement, the U.S. president stood up, he put his hand in his pocket, his suit jacket pocket, and he took two Starburst candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, Here Angela, dont say I never give you anything. Days later, Trump took another swipe at the...
  • Nutella went on sale and some French markets dipped into chaos

    01/26/2018 2:45:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KSBW ^ | 1/26
    Social media videos show shoppers battling for jars of the spreadSNIP Chaotic scenes were filmed in several supermarkets across the country operated by the Intermarche chain, which offered massive discounts on pots of Nutella. The promotion, launched on Thursday, reduced the price of more than a million 950-gram pots from 4.70 euros ($5.85) to 1.41 ($1.75). In one video posted on Twitter, customers are seen shoving each other and shouting as they try to get as many pots as possible. According to Le Parisien newspaper, shoppers started to fight in the northern town of Ostricourt, prompting police to step in....
  • Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy prank has kids crying, cursing and even forgiving [2017 edition]

    11/04/2017 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Today ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Ree Hines
    Halloween may be over, but a few kids just experienced a big trick when it came to their treats. Once again, Jimmy Kimmel's annual holiday prank prompted parents to tell their children that they ate all of their hard-earned Halloween candy. And once again, the reactions from the little ones did not disappoint at least for viewers.
  • 'Man Who Killed Halloween' still haunts holiday

    10/31/2017 1:01:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2004 | By Mike Glenn and RUTH RENDON
    Timothy O'Bryan's name may have faded from popular memory, but 30 years ago this Sunday his death shocked the country and earned the culprit the nickname "The Man Who Killed Halloween." The 8-year-old Deer Park boy died Oct. 31, 1974, after eating trick-or-treat candy laced with cyanide. Within days, his father, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, stood accused of staging the crime as part of a life insurance scheme. With his wife testifying for the prosecution, O'Bryan was convicted and sentenced to death. Dubbed the "Candy Man" by fellow prisoners, he was executed by lethal injection in 1984. Halloween has lived on....
  • Mother 'boiled to death by caramel' in freak sweet factory accident

    10/25/2017 5:16:02 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 10/24/2017 | MARTIN COULTER
    A Russian woman has died after molten caramel filled a huge tank she had been cleaning in a tragic freak accident. Natalie Nemets, 36, is believed to have been "boiled alive" in the accident, which happened at Slavyanka factory in Stary Oskol, in the Belgorod area of Russia. The mother-of-one was instantly submerged when the hot caramel started gushing into the mixer, with only her legs sticking out. One onlooker said: "She did not cry, no other noise was heard. She was cleaning the mixer when the caramel suddenly began to flow into the bowl. "The caramel was removed from...
  • 50 Sweet Facts About Your Favorite Halloween Candies

    10/21/2017 11:10:35 AM PDT · by Trillian · 25 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 18, 2017 | Suzanne Raga
    Its no surprise that candy delights kids and adults alike. We love sweets so much that the average American eats about 22 pounds of candy each year. Whether youre looking to impress your friends or simply brush up on your candy trivia, check out these 50 sweet facts about your favorite candies.
  • Candy maker expanding in Erlanger, will create 70 jobs (Kentucky)

    03/31/2017 7:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | March 31, 2017
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) Perfetti van Melle USA, which produces Airheads, Mentos and other popular candy brands, will expand its manufacturing plant near Erlanger with an $11 million investment, bringing 70 new full-time jobs. The expansion includes improvements to the facility, purchase of new equipment, assembly of the new production lines and the hiring of 70 new employees in 2017, approximately 50 of whom will be Kentucky residents. PVM sales saw double-digit increases across the past four years. The project will support that and future demand by growing the facilitys manufacturing and packaging capacity by nearly 50 percent....
  • Mars To Invest $70 Million In U.S. Manufacturing, Create 250 New Jobs

    03/31/2017 7:25:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vending Market Watch ^ | March 31, 2017
    HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Chocolate North America announced today a $70 million reinvestment in its U.S. supply chain, continuing a long-standing commitment to American manufacturing and innovation. This latest investment will add approximately 250 new jobs to sites across the country, ensuring that more than 95 percent of Mars' chocolate products for the U.S. are made here. Mars is dedicated to supporting the U.S. communities in which the company lives and works. This latest pledge builds upon $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing investments over the past five years, which have added more than 1,000 American jobs...
  • Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs (WI)

    03/24/2017 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | March 23, 2017 | Jason Stein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/23/gummy-bear-maker-haribo-open-kenosha-plant-400-jobs/99538412/
  • Gummy Bear Giant Haribo Is Going to Open Its First U.S. Factory

    03/24/2017 5:10:52 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 24, 2017 | Reuters
    German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Family-owned Haribo, which employs 7,000 people worldwide at 16 sites in ten countries, said on Thursday it has decided to acquire property in Wisconsin for the factory. Haribo, a model of Germany's successful "Mittelstand" firms which make up the backbone of Europe's largest economy, was founded in 1920. It gave Germany one of its most famous advertising slogans, promising to make kids and adults happy.
  • KitKat Releases New Sushi Set in Japan

    02/01/2017 10:25:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | KATRINA BUTCHER | FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    KitKat has just released images of its wild new sushi sets and its undecided whether to be relieved or upset about the fact theyre only available for a limited time. The bars come in three flavors, which dont taste anything like the varieties of sushi theyre modeled to look like unless you count the seaweed. kitkat-sushi-1 kitkat-sushi-2 kitkat-sushi-3 Theres tuna sushi, which actually tastes like raspberry. The seaweed wrapped sushi omelet is really a pumpkin pudding KitKat. Lastly, the sea urchin sushi is a Hokkaido melon with mascarpone cheese KitKat. All three have a base made of puffed rice...
  • Squirrels Stealing Chocolate Bars Driving Toronto Store Owner Nuts

    01/05/2017 8:34:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
    Video shows one rodent waiting for coast to be all clear before pouncing on candy and scurrying away. A group of squirrels is driving the owners of one Toronto convenience store nuts, after the rodents have been caught on video stealing chocolate bars from their east-end shop. I always see them sneaking outside the door, looking in my store, and even right at me! said Paul Kim, owner of Lukes Grocery near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. They come in and take Crunchies, Crispy Crunch, Wonderbar . . . And those who are really bold try to take...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/31/2016 9:46:56 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 67 replies
    My favorite YouTuber, Dale Calder, posted a video today about Hogmanay, which is the Scots word for the last day of the year. He showed how to make Tablet, a fudge-like treat that is traditional for this day and very easy to make. Here is a link to his video, where he also tells some New Year memories from his boyhood in Canada; and also one to Wild-Eyed Southern Celts recipe, which includes a link to making a whiskey-flavored tablet: http://dalecaldersblog.blogspot.com/2016/12/making-tablet-for-hogmanay-stories.htmlhttp://wildeyedsoutherncelt.com/traditional-scottish-tablet/************************************* I think it was Freeper Boatbums who posted a nice recipe for Zucchini Pie last week, and reminded me...
  • Celebrate Christmas Like a Sicilian With Sweet Treat Torrone

    12/25/2016 11:58:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2016 | JASPER J. MIRABILE JR
    "Torrone qui, ottenere il vostro mandorle e miele caramelle fresca fatta qui! Its a phrase I often heard at the Capo Market in Palermo, Sicily. Torrone here, get your fresh-made almond and honey candy here!" Ahhh Simple, rectangular, nougat candy prepared with almonds, egg whites, cane sugar and honey, the official candy of Sicily and very popular during the holidays. I remember a few years back, when touring Sicily with our Slow Food Kansas City convivium, stopping in the small town of Erice and visiting the famous candy and pastry home of Maria Grammatico, where I enjoyed perhaps some...
  • UN chief 'shocked' that Hamas praised Tel Aviv attack

    06/08/2016 11:33:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday night condemned the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which four Israelis were murdered. Ban also criticized Hamas for praising the attack. The Secretary-General condemns tonights terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which at least four Israelis were killed by Palestinian assailants and another four injured. He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Israel, said a statement issued on behalf of the UN chiefs spokesperson. The Secretary-General reiterates that there is no justification for terrorism nor for the glorification of those who commit such heinous acts, added...
  • Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Womens Restrooms

    05/23/2016 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Watcher67 · 141 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Heather Clark
    HERSHEY, Pa. A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their gender identity. Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue. We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here, said Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows. In fact, our company has four core values, one of which is respectful...
  • Flashback: Glenn Beck plans to smuggle in Syrian RAPEfugees

    01/11/2016 6:15:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    mofopolitics.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2016
    As Syrian “rapefugees” show their appreciation to Europe, it’s a good time to remember Glenn Beck plotted to smuggle in tens of thousands of refugees into the United States. (SNIP) " And if they want to say, ‘Now you can’t bring those people in, now you can’t, that’s somehow illegal, we’ll put you in jail’ – I will so gladly grace a jail for the justice cause of saving people’s lives. I don’t need your permission at all to do the right thing! " But what about vetting? Won’t some of the refugees be ISIS and/or sexual predators? Don’t worry,...