| Twisted Candies
Candy in History Part Deux
|Bee Collecting Nectar to
|Man's sweet tooth has been around since
the beginning of time.
The first lollipop was discovered by
prehistoric man, did you know that?
Bla, Bal, bla bla bla bl bl b b
OOPS! SAID THAT ALREADY
|In 1893, to be exact, the Rueckheim brothers
hit the jackpot with their molasses, peanuts,
and popcorn recipe............remember Cracker
|The British passed the Sugar Act in 1760,
forcing Americans to sooth their sweet teeth
with molasses. Even though the Sugar Act
lowered the tax on sugar, bla, bla, bla.....
The end result was maple candies and some
angry colonist smugglers, who could no longer
profit from the high paying blackmarket sugar
|People everywhere were
angry over the high
taxes.......1792 saw the riot in
Paris over soap, candles, and
Really, a riot over candles and
soap and sugar?
Can you imagine that
happening today? How
technology changes things.
|The Molasses Act of 1733 really dampened the colonist spirits, by
resulting in the disappearance of rum!
The cost of rum skyrocketed, with sugar being taxed higher then a
giraffe's as*. No rum drinking for Americans.
|The lack of rum, no doubt, stunned George
Washington, as rum was his preferred
booze. O, and a little preferred wine, too.
George was so enthused with everyone
having their share of spirits, he demanded
alcohol be purchased for the Continental
Army in 1777. The records do so reflect.
|Back to our story.................(this really should be
a blog, don't you think? O, too late now......)
|People back then drank ...and drank...and drank!
They had cider and punch for lunch, rum and brandy before
dinner, port and sherry at dinner, then punch and liquors
while smoozing the ladies.
O, lets not forget, they drank wine and punch right up till
Dang, dudes could handle their liquors. They drank and
handwrote a Constitution.
|George wasn't the only
Founding Father to indulge
in a little boozing from time
Ben, you remember
Benjamin Franklin? Guy
liked to fly kites.
Well, Ben said, "Beer is
living proof that God love us
and wants to see us
Atta a boy, Ben!
Tom recorded, " Wine was
necessary for life". Ah, no
doubt, Thomas had the old
plantation of Monticello
|Now, Tom, George, John, Ben, pretty much all the sons of liberty,
kickin it in the City Tavern.
The year was 1774, the First Continental Congress was meeting
and greeting and boozing.
No wonder they dressed up like Indians and threw tea off of
boats, into the harbor!
God love each and every one of them! Hoist the tankards!
|Well, thank our lucky stars and stripes, the British finally gave
up, went home, and rarely bothered us again. So we were free
to get on with our candy making.
|Rum was made from Molassas
Rum smuggling made good money.
|Red cherries and red cheeks,
Georgie had a few drinks
|Ben liked to fly kites.
|Boston Tea Party
|Kicking the British dudes out of the
country. There was not another
invasion by the British, until the
Beatles in 1964.
|The British tried to commit highway robbery with their constant tax
increases and punishments for those who couldn't pay.
Somewhere around 1776, we were frustrated beyond belief.
You might as well tax us on how many windows we have! Or over charge
us for gasoline, so we can't afford our big SUV's! *&^(*&666)!!!
|O, that's right.....the candy history.....
|Yes, I know it isn't finished, but history takes a bite out of time, you know..... give us half as long
to write it.
I mean, really, Moses, smell the roses..............for the love of Pete...........
7UP, Coke, Pespie and Dr. Pepper.
Angel or Devils.
Breads, Rolls, and Muffins.
Carry In Dishes
Chicken, Poultry Dishes
Cobbler & Crisp Recipes
Dips and Party Mix Recipes
Fish, Shrimps, & other Swimmers
Family Reunion Recipes
Genealogy and Recipes
Gravy - Gravies
Ice Cream Reicpes
Jams, Jellies, Marmalades
Lunch Box Sandwich Spreads
Pancakes, Hotcakes, BuckWheats
Pickles and Picklers
and other Oinkers
Soups and Chowders
Vintage Recipe Books.
|Sugar Candy Treats History of Candy Candy History Part Deux Rice Crispies History Celebrities Favorite's Weird Candy Trivia.
|Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie Jar"
by PenVampyre. A delightful little Christmas
story with mouthwatering recipes for the
most wonderful time of the year!
Read "Santa and the Magic Key", plus
recipes for your holidays. A story by Robin
Read "Easter and Where NOT to Hide Eggs"
Memories of Easters past and a few vintage
Logan's Halloween Story -The original story
won first place in sixth-eighth grade division
of Southeastern Middle School, 2005 by
Food and Genealogy. A story By Robin L.
Wallace. Our lives, our families, our very
history's are defined by the foods we eat.
Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace
A short story by Suellen Fry. Memories of my
father and his version of Kickapoojoyjuice.
Memorial Day Recipes - "For me, Memorial
Day was the day when we went out where
relatives were buried in the tiny, local
cemeteries and thoroughly cleaned up each
gravesite, carrying away branches that may
have fallen in the winter.................."
Grandma Irwin's Story of Courage and Swit
Tater Biskits Recipe.
Homemade Remedies Recipes - Recipes our
grandparents used from a poultice, mustard
plasters, gargles and paste.
Thanksgiving Day Recipes and story from the
College Foods and Other Mistakes.