February 11 is National Peppermint Patty Day

February 11, 2014 at 8:26 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Events of February 11

Five Food Finds about Peppermint Patties

1.  In 1940 York Cone Co. produces the first Peppermint Patties.

2.  Peppermint Patties were sold only in northeastern states until 1975.

3.  Peppermint Patties have one of the least about of calories and fat compared to other nationally popular candy bars.

4. Charles Schulz introduced “Peppermint Patty” to his Peanuts comic strip on August 22, 1966

5.  Patricia Reichardt is Peppermint Patty’s actual name.

Daily Quote : “Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.”~Ogden Nash

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1785 The Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture was founded. It is the oldest active agricultural organization in the U.S.
  • 1847 Thomas Alva Edison was born. Chefs use his inventions everyday, including light and music to work by.
  • 1926 Paul Bocuse, French chef, was born at Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, France. He is known as one of…

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