“Movie theaters wanted nothing to do with popcorn,” Smith says, “because they were trying to duplicate what was done in real theaters. They had beautiful carpets and rugs and didn’t want popcorn being ground into it.” Movie theaters were trying to appeal to a highbrow clientele, and didn’t want to deal with the distracting trash of concessions–or the distracting noise that snacking during a film would create. - So Why Do We Eat Popcorn At The Movies Anyway
? (Smithsonian Mag)
posted by The Whelk
on Oct 4, 2013 -
According to legend, Einstein was eating chocolate when he came upon the theory of relativity. These sites are all about chocolate and candy in general. Chocolate Obsession.
Hyperbole? Maybe. Just a little. Ok, a lot. Chocolate does have a lot to offer, though. It is a one of a kind food characterized by a truly unique and intense flavor. The idea of Jim's Chocolate Mission
came after a discussion with friends about the greatest chocolate bar. Was is the Wispa? Galaxy? Clark? The Chocolate Review
is most likely to review English chocolate because that's where they're from, but they also do imports. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Feb 8, 2009 -
You can't POSSIBLY be serious.
The fact that modern breakfast foods (or at least, foods normally associated with breakfast) have expanded to include items such as cereals whose marshmallow content threatens to outweigh the actual nutritious content
, slightly more nutritious items covered in frosting
, and of course, the wide variety of chocolate flavored items, cereals, milk, muffins, and so on. But that's just breakfast. Now, however, we're getting into personal hygiene.
And that may just be Snakes On A Plane
posted by deusdiabolus
on Oct 9, 2005 -
Old Time Candy
- ready to say goodbye to your New Year's Resolution diet? Old time candy will sell you gift boxes based on decade! We looked for the nostalgic sweet stuff before, but here is another good collection.
posted by plinth
on Jan 29, 2004 -
We'd be remiss to let halloween pass without a shoutout to one of the best candy companies ever. Very nice Flash work here, too. What's your favorite Wonka candy?
posted by andnbsp
on Oct 31, 2001 -
For the low price of only $220, you can have 40 lbs of M&M's candies in your choice of 21 colors
. School mascots could throw school-colored candy at crowds, but it's all fun and games til someone puts an eye out.
posted by endquote
on Feb 22, 2000 -
The Ultimate Bad Candy Website
is not the most high-end in production design but the stories of these two guys eating everything under the sun provided me with a a good 15 minutes of joy.
posted by Awol
on Feb 10, 2000 -
Ah, Peeps, those resilient little birds. This is a neat site
on basic Peep science.
posted by tdecius
on Oct 12, 1999 -