Trappey’s Louisiana Hot Sauce is noticeably milder

I saw on Facebook someone bragging that they had found some Trappey’s Bull Louisiana Hot Sauce and how delicious they believe it is. I decided to do a little research on the brand. My Mother always kept McIlhenny Tabasco sauce in the refrigerator. It seems that a former employee of McIlhenny Company, B.F. Trappey, founded the company B.F. Trappey and Sons in 1898. B.F. was a grower of tabasco chilies from Avery Island (a salt dome best known as the source of Tabasco sauce) seed. With the help of his ten sons and one daughter, and began producing his own sauce, which he called “Tabasco”.

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Animal Crackers

April the 18th is National Animal Crackers Day. How did a cracker/cookie get so popular? I loved animal crackers, figuring out what animal it was and biting their legs and head off was great fun. I even liked carrying that box around by the string handle. I decided to find out the history behind them.

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Cherry Coke


My first experience with a Cherry flavored Coca-Cola was at Alpha Drugs, in Alpharetta, Georgia, when I was in Elementary School. My friend, Ross Stephens, would order it at the fountain and one day I did too, and I liked it!

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Mars, Inc.

Mars, Incorporated is the manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services. It is owned by the Mars family, one of the richest in the world. Franklin Clarence Mars started the Mars Candy Factory in 1911.

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Feltman’s Hot Dogs

I was at a birthday party, for my friend Katie, and the host, Mike, announced (during the DejaBlue Grass Band set) that he was grilling up some Feltman’s hot dogs because he wanted people to experience the best hot dog ever. I was skeptical, being a Varsity man, and full of delicious barbecue and slaw that was provided at the party. I was sitting by the grill, and just couldn’t resist, so I tried one. I was already stuffed but I have to admit, best hot dog ever!

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