March 12 is National Milky Way Day

March 12, 2014 at 8:47 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Interesting Food Facts about Milky Way

  1. The Milky Way bar was created in 1923 by Frank Mars.
  2. In the 1920’s it came in two flavors chocolate and vanilla.
  3. It was the first mass produced chocolate bar with a filling.
  4.  The name ‘Milky Way’ was taken from a popular malted milkshake NOT the galaxy.
  5. Outside of North America the Milky Way is a completely different kind of candy bar.

Fun Fact:

The European version the Milky Way has no caramel topping and low density that it floats in milk.

There was vanilla flavored Milky Way called “Forever Yours” until 1979.

The first slogan of Milky Way was “The sweet you can eat between meals.”

The most recent slogan is “Life’s Better in the Milky Way.”

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Today’s Food History

  • 1841 Orlando Jones of Middlesex, England received a U.S. patent for a process to make starch from rice or corn.
  • 1894 Coca Cola…

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