| Twisted Candies
Candy in History Part Deux
|Bee Collecting Nectar to
|First candy maker, "Man's sweet tooth has
been around since the beginning of time.
The first lollipop was discovered by
prehistoric man, did you know that?"
Second candy maker, "Bla, Bal, bla bla bla bl
bl b b."
First candy maker, "Stop that."
|First candy maker, "In 1893, to be exact, the
Rueckheim brothers hit the jackpot with their
molasses, peanuts, and popcorn
recipe............remember Cracker Jacks?"
|Second candy maker, "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.....
First candy maker, "The end result was maple
candies and some angry colonist smugglers,
who could no longer profit from the high
paying black market sugar trade."
|Second candy maker, "People
everywhere were angry over
the high taxes.......1792 saw
the riot in Paris over soap,
candles, and sugar."
First candy maker, "Really, a
riot over candles and soap
and sugar?" First candy
maker shakes head at
Second candy maker.
|First candy maker continues, "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."
|First candy maker, "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."
|Second candy maker grins. "Back to our story.
This really should be a blog, don't you think?"
|Second candy maker, "People back then 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 hand
wrote a Constitution."
|Second candy maker,
"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
|Second candy maker nods, "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!"
|First candy maker, "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."
|Fitst candy maker, "Rum was made
Rum smuggling made good money."
|Second candy maker, "Red
cherries and red cheeks, Georgie
had a few drinks."
|Ben liked to fly kites.
|First candy maker, "Now for the Boston Tea Party."
|Second candy maker, "Kicking the
British dudes out of the country.
There was not another invasion by
the British, until the Beatles in
|Second candy maker continues, "The British tried to commit highway robbery
with their constant tax increases and punishments for those who couldn't
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!"
|Second candy maker, "What? Are you talking
|Second candy maker clears throat. "O, that's right.....history.....candy.
|1st candy maker, "Pissss..."
|"Yes, you're off topic. "
|Second candy maker, "Indeed, I remember Cracker Jacks. Ok, we have to go. I mean, really,
Moses, smell the roses, candy don't make itself."
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.
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|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.