Kellogg’s “Sugar Frosted Flakes” were introduced in 1952. They were a sweetened version of their “Corn Flakes” that had been around since 1894. Corn Flakes were created by Will Kellogg for patients at the Battle Creek Sanitarium where he was working with his brother John. Each corn kernel makes about three flakes. In the fall it is harvested and taken to a mill. At the mill, the corn is sifted and rolled then sent to a Kellogg’s factory for the final steps: Cooking, drying, rolling, and toasting. Add the sugar frosting, and viola, Corn Flakes become Frosted Flakes.
I just learned the name of these wax candy treats as I was researching for this post. Vinny Cavallo created Nik-L-Nip in the early part of the 20th century. They are food-grade paraffin wax soda bottles (Coke bottles) filled with a flavored liquid.
Born Ann Leslie Turner in Westport, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a syndicated cartoonist Leslie Turner, who drew the comic strip Captain Easy for decades. Dorothy Hope Smith, their next-door neighbor, who did a charcoal drawing of Ann when she was a baby. Gerber chose that drawing in 1928.
Within the city limits of Atlanta, Georgia, there are many streets with Peachtree in the name. It seems the name may have come from Peachtree Creek which flows southwesterly through DeKalb and Fulton counties before joining the Chattahoochee River just south of Vinings.
On Wednesday, May 14, 1958, I was born at St. Joesph Hospital in downtown Atlanta Georgia, under the star sign Taurus, the Chinese Zodiak sign of the Dog, making me a baby boomer. The president was Dwight D. Eisenhower and the number one song was “Who’s Sorry Now” by Connie Francis. “U.S. Troops Flown to the Caribbean After Venezuelans Mob the Nixons” was the headline on May 14, 1959s The Atlanta Constitution newspaper.
Sno Balls were introduced by Hostess Brands in 1947. This Lenexa, Kansas-based company was formed in June 1913. Owning several bakeries, they produce snack cakes under the Hostess and Dolly Madison brand names and its Canadian subsidiary, Voortman Cookies Limited.
To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall, now dash away, dash away all!
Reindeer and caribou are the same animal (Rangifer tarandus) and are a member of the deer family. In Europe, they are called reindeer, in the United States, the wild ones are called caribou while the domesticated ones are reindeer.
Red Hots, Red Links or Hot Links are stuffed sausages with the internal texture of a hot dog, but in a red-dyed casing. Depending on the brand, they have varying degrees of hotness. My Dad used to get Red Hots, slice to butterfly them open, and fry them on the stove.
What are the most famous uses of 500? Well, there is the famous error message, 500 Internal Server Error which is a server response code indicating that an unexpected condition has prevented filling a request. There is that popular Indianapolis 500, the number of miles ran in the race for the Indy Cars.