Remember biting into Wacky Wafersâ„¢ for the first time? Whether it was the banana, green apple, watermelon, orange or strawberry one, you were guaranteed a fruity, chalky, sugary yet tart taste in your mouth that seemed to ease all of your childhood worries. But your adult worries probably got the best of you when Nestle bought out Willy Wonka and the candies were produced nevermore.
The year was 1912. The Titanic was sinking, New Mexico was becoming the 47th state and Arizona was becoming the 48th. The Scoville Organoleptic Test was being developed (to rate the spicy heat of a pepper), and, ah, yes, the good ol’ Life Saver was being born.
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, weighing approximately 2 grams, the Pep-O-Mint Life Saver was born thanks to the clever determination of his father, Clarence Crane, a chocolate maker who set out to create a sweet treat to beat the summer heat.
In case you haven’t heard, after a 72-year relationship, Mike & Ike have split. Yes, a candy-coated PR stunt similar to that of the great Barbie & Ken divorce of 2004.
Hoping to capture the attention of teenagers, Just Born (the candy company who makes Mike & Ike) made the split well known across multiple social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, earlier this month.
Depending on your advertising and technology knowledge, you may or may not be familiar with Quick Response Codes, more commonly known as QR Codes. Made up of a matrix bar code that can be photographed and then read with a mobile app, QR Codes link to more information about a company – revealing anything from text to contact info to a website. And now there are chocolate QR Codes!
Yes, you read that correctly. Promotional company Chocolate Graphics uses a patented process to create edible advertisingâ€”QR Codes made from 100% chocolate.
I’m not really sure when chocolate chickens were officially born, but it puts a smile on my face to know that they exist. What I can tell you is that chocolate eggs, at least in the form of the Cadbury Creme Egg we know today, first hatched in 1971, replacing an earlier type of creme-filled egg the company launched in 1923.
In the spirit of Easter, let’s talk more about Cadbury Creme Eggs.