Cheese and crackers
Cheese and crackers is a common dish consisting of crackers paired with various or multiple cheeses. It is known as cheese and biscuits outside the United States and Canada; the fare of sailors and pioneers, it had become a regular menu item in American restaurants and bars by the 1850s. It is prepared using various types of cheeses, is paired with wine. Mass-produced cheese and crackers brands include Handi-Snacks, Ritz and Lunchables. Cheese and crackers is a common snack food or hors d'oeuvre consisting of crackers paired with various cheeses. In the United States it has been served as a dessert, with the addition of ingredients such as jam, marmalade or preserves, it is commonly served at parties in the U. S. and in the Southern United States, it is common for hot chili pepper jelly to be served atop cream cheese and crackers at cocktail parties. Cheese and crackers has a high amount of protein, per the cheese as an ingredient. Cheese and crackers is a common food-pairing that can serve to complement various cheeses, the dish can be paired with wines.
The cheese can be sliced or cubed, served separately with crackers or pre-placed atop the crackers. Cheese and crackers has been consumed by various sailors such as immigrants and explorers before refrigeration existed, using hardtack crackers and cheese, it has been consumed by various land explorers. Cheese and crackers increased in popularity circa the 1850s, when bakers began producing thinner crackers with a lighter texture compared to hard tack. During this time period, the combination was placed on restaurant menus as an after-dessert course and was served in saloons. Cheese and crackers was a food ration used by soldiers during the American Civil War; some soldiers at the time referred to cheese and crackers as a "square meal". Cheese and hardtack was consumed along with dried venison meat by Ezra Meeker during his time on the Oregon Trail in 1852. In 1915, mountaineer Philip Rogers consumed cheese and hardtack along with raisins and nuts during his expedition around Mount Rainier in Washington state.
By the beginning of the 20th century and crackers was being prepared in homes and cooked by baking it and adding additional ingredients after cooking, such as paprika and mustard. At this time, the combination was sometimes served with soups and salads, was used on salads for decades thereafter, it was commonly served at parties beginning around this time. It was consumed as a dessert, rather than after-dessert by some during the Great Depression in the United States, was sometimes consumed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House for dessert, along with other foods. Beginning in the 1950s, cheese and crackers was recommended as a snack for children by parenting experts, home economists and authors of cookbooks. Consumption of the snack increased during the mid-1980s when Oscar Mayer introduced its Lunchables product, which included cheese and lunch meat, occurred in part to boost the company's lunch meat sales. Handi-Snacks is a mass-produced cheese and crackers snack food, prepared using processed cheese.
Lunchables is another commercial product. Fancy cheese and crackers was a cheese and crackers lunch product purveyed by Oscar Mayer in the mid-1980s that included additional foods such as lunch meat and a dessert; the term "cheese and crackers" was used as a minced oath in the United States in the 1920s, as a slang term for testicles in the United Kingdom circa the late 1990s. It was the catchphrase of the burlesque comic Billy Hagan. Bagel and cream cheese Cheese cracker List of cheese dishes List of hors d'oeuvre Chaey, Christina. "Can Cheese and Crackers Be Good For You?". Bon Appetit. Retrieved July 10, 2017. Alexander, Saffron. "The secret to perfect cheese and crackers". The Telegraph. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 7 Spins on Cheese and Crackers. Food Network
Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records, known from its inception from 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London in August 1954; the book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. As of the 2019 edition, it is now in its 64th year of publication, published in 100 countries and 23 languages; the international franchise has extended beyond print to include museums. The popularity of the franchise has resulted in Guinness World Records becoming the primary international authority on the cataloguing and verification of a huge number of world records. On 10 November 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver the managing director of the Guinness Breweries, went on a shooting party in the North Slob, by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland.
After missing a shot at a golden plover, he became involved in an argument over, the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the red grouse. That evening at Castlebridge House, he realized that it was impossible to confirm in reference books whether or not the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird. Beaver knew that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in pubs throughout Ireland and abroad, but there was no book in the world with which to settle arguments about records, he realised that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove successful. Beaver's idea became reality when Guinness employee Christopher Chataway recommended University friends Norris and Ross McWhirter, running a fact-finding agency in London; the twin brothers were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records in August 1954. A thousand copies were given away. After the founding of The Guinness Book of Records at 107 Fleet Street, the first 198-page edition was bound on 27 August 1955 and went to the top of the British best seller lists by Christmas.
The following year, it launched in the US, sold 70,000 copies. Since Guinness World Records has gone on to become a record breaker in its own right; because the book became a surprise hit, many further editions were printed settling into a pattern of one revision a year, published in September/October, in time for Christmas. The McWhirters continued to compile it for many years. Both brothers had an encyclopedic memory. Ross McWhirter was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1975. Following Ross' assassination, the feature in the show where questions about records posed by children were answered was called Norris on the Spot. Guinness Superlatives Limited was formed in 1954 to publish the first book. Sterling Publishing owned the rights to the Guinness book in the US for decades; the group was owned by Guinness PLC and subsequently Diageo until 2001, when it was purchased by Gullane Entertainment. Gullane was itself purchased by HIT Entertainment in 2002. In 2006, Apax Partners purchased HiT and subsequently sold Guinness World Records in early 2008 to the Jim Pattison Group, the parent company of Ripley Entertainment, licensed to operate Guinness World Records' Attractions.
With offices in New York City and Tokyo, Guinness World Records' global headquarters remain in London, while its museum attractions are based at Ripley headquarters in Orlando, Florida, US. Recent editions have focused on record feats by person competitors. Competitions range from obvious ones such as Olympic weightlifting to the longest egg tossing distances, or for longest time spent playing Grand Theft Auto IV or the number of hot dogs that can be consumed in three minutes. Besides records about competitions, it contains such facts such as the heaviest tumour, the most poisonous fungus, the longest-running soap opera and the most valuable life-insurance policy, among others. Many records relate to the youngest people to have achieved something, such as the youngest person to visit all nations of the world; each edition contains a selection of the records from the Guinness World Records database, as well as select new records, with the criteria for inclusion changing from year to year. The retirement of Norris McWhirter from his consulting role in 1995 and the subsequent decision by Diageo Plc to sell The Guinness Book of Records brand have shifted the focus of the books from text-oriented to illustrated reference.
A selection of records are curated for the book from the full archive but all existing Guinness World Records titles can be accessed by creating a login on the company's website. Applications made by individuals for existing record categories are free of charge. There is an administration fee of $5 to propose a new record title. A number of spin-off books and television series have been produced. Guinness World Records bestowed the record of "Person with the most records" on Ashrita Furman of Queens, NY in April 2009. At that time, he held 100 records. In 2005, Guinness designated 9 November as International Guinness World Records Day to encourage breaking of world records. In 2006, an esti
Oreo is a brand of cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet crème filling, marketed as "Chocolate Sandwich Cookie". Introduced in 1912, Oreo is the bestselling cookie in the United States; as of 2018, the version sold in the U. S. is made by the Nabisco division of Mondelez International. Oreos are available in over one hundred different countries. Many different varieties of Oreo cookies have been produced, limited edition runs have become popular in the 21st century; the origin of the name Oreo is unknown, but there are many hypotheses, including derivations from the French word or, meaning gold, or the Greek word ωραίο, meaning tasty, nice or well done. Others believe that the cookie was named Oreo because the name was short and easy to pronounce. Another theory is that the name derives from a genus of the laurel family. Food writer Stella Parks notes in her book BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts that the original design of the Oreo includes a laurel wreath; the "Oreo Biscuit" was first developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company in 1912 at its Chelsea, Manhattan factory in the current-day Chelsea Market complex, located on Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets.
Today, this same block of Ninth Avenue is known as "Oreo Way". The name Oreo was first trademarked on March 14, 1912, it was launched as an imitation of the Hydrox cookie manufactured by Sunshine company, introduced in 1908. The original design on the face of the Oreo featured a wreath around the edge of the cookie and the name "OREO" in the center. In the United States, they were sold for 25 cents a pound in novelty metal canisters with clear glass tops; the first Oreo was sold on March 1912, to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Oreo Biscuit was renamed in 1921 to "Oreo Sandwich". A new design for the face of the cookie was launched in 1924. In 1920, a second lemon crème-filled variety of the Oreo was introduced, as an alternative to the white crème-filled variety, but this was discontinued in 1924 and the original flavor was the only version available for the next several decades; the modern Oreo cookie filling was developed by Nabisco's principal food scientist, Sam Porcello, who retired from Nabisco in 1993.
Porcello held five patents directly related to his work on the Oreo. In the early 1990s, health concerns prompted Nabisco to replace the lard in the crème filling with hydrogenated vegetable oil. Oreo cookies are popular with people that have certain dietary restrictions, such as vegans, as the crème filling does not use any animal products. However, there is still a risk of cross-contamination from other dairy-containing products made in the same production areas.. From January 2006, Nabisco replaced the trans fat in the Oreo cookie with non-hydrogenated vegetable oil. Nabisco began a marketing campaign in 2008, advertising the use of Oreo cookies in an online game called DSRL, introduced the week before Super Bowl XLII. DSRL had been endorsed by football brothers Peyton Eli Manning. Another campaign was launched for Golden Double Stuf Oreo cookies, in which the Manning brothers were challenged by Donald Trump and a character called "Double Trump", played by Darrell Hammond; the Mannings won both races.
Another advertisement featured a "Hooded Menace" threatening to take over the DSRL, with Eli Manning and Stufy needing some help, which aired on September 14, 2010. Six days it was announced that Shaquille O'Neal and Apolo Ohno had joined Oreo's DSRL veterans Eli Manning and Venus Williams. In April 2011, Oreo announced its special edition Oreo cookies with blue crème to promote the 2011 3D computer animated film Rio; the promotion included stickers inside each package of cookies. Two contests were announced: by completing an album of stickers, consumers could win three movie passes and medium snack bar combos; the promotion was available in Ecuador and Colombia, ended on May 30, 2011. In June 2012, Oreo posted an advertisement displaying an Oreo cookie with rainbow colored crème to celebrate LGBT Pride month; the advertisement prompted some negative comments, but Kraft stood by their promotion, stating that "Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel the Oreo ad is a fun reflection of our values."
This was followed during 2012 by a series of adverts commemorating other holidays and events, including a blue and red crème Oreo to honor Bastille Day, a stream of cookie crumbs marking the appearance of the Delta Aquariids meteor shower, a cookie with a jagged bite taken out of it to promote Shark Week on The Discovery Channel. Oreo cookies are distributed worldwide through a variety of sales and marketing channels. A
Cadbury Creme Egg
A Cadbury Creme Egg is a chocolate confection produced in the shape of an egg, originating from the British chocolatier Cadbury's. The product consists of a thick chocolate shell, housing a sweet white and yellow fondant filling which mimics the albumen and yolk of a chicken egg; the Creme Eggs are the best selling confectionery item between New Year's Day and Easter in the UK, with annual sales in excess of 200 million and a brand value of £55 million. However, in 2016 sales plummeted after the controversial decision to change the recipe from the original Dairy Milk chocolate to a cheaper substitute, with reports of a loss of more than £6m in sales. Creme Eggs are produced by Cadbury UK in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, by The Hershey Company in the United States and by Cadbury Adams in Canada, they are sold by Mondelēz International in all markets except the US, where the Hershey Company has the local marketing rights. At the Bournville factory in Birmingham, in the UK, they are manufactured at a rate of 1.5 million per day.
The Creme Egg was previously manufactured in New Zealand but, since 2009, they are imported from the UK. While filled eggs were first manufactured by the Cadbury Brothers in 1923, the Creme Egg in its current form was introduced in 1963. Sold as Fry's Creme Eggs, they were renamed "Cadbury's Creme Eggs" in 1971. Creme eggs are sold individually but are available in boxes containing a varying quantity of eggs depending on the country the packaging is intended for; the foil wrapping of the eggs was traditionally green, red and blue in colour in the United Kingdom and Ireland, though green was removed and purple replaced blue early in the 21st century. In the United States, some green is incorporated into the design, which featured the product's mascot—the Creme Egg Chick; as of 2015, the packaging in Canada has turned into a 34g, purple and yellow soft plastic shell. Creme eggs are available annually between Easter Day. In the UK in the 1980s, Cadbury made Creme Eggs available year-round but sales dropped and they returned to seasonal availability.
In 2018 white chocolate versions of the Creme Eggs were made available. These eggs were not given a wrapper that marked them as white chocolate eggs and were mixed in with the normal Creme Eggs in the United Kingdom. Individuals who discovered an egg would win money via a ticket that had a code printed on it inside of the wrapper. Creme Eggs were manufactured in New Zealand at the Cadbury factory in Dunedin from 1983 to 2009. Cadbury in New Zealand and Australia went through a restructuring process which most Cadbury products produced in New Zealand being manufactured instead at Cadbury factories in Australia; the Dunedin plant received a $69 million upgrade to specialise in boxed products such as Cadbury Roses, Creme Eggs were no longer produced there. The result of the changes meant; the change has seen the range of Creme Eggs available for sale decreased. The size dropped from 40g to 39g in this time; the response from New Zealanders has not been positive. Complaints have included the filling not being as runny as the New Zealand version.
Cadbury Creme Eggs are manufactured as two half-egg chocolate shells, each of, filled with a white fondant topped with a smaller amount of yellow fondant, with the egg being filled in such a way that the fondant colours mimic egg yolk and egg white. Both halves are quickly joined together and cooled, the chocolate bonding together in the process; the solid eggs are wrapped in foil. The filling, to be more precise, is inverted sugar syrup, produced by processing the fondant with invertase. There were claims of changes to Cadbury's actual milk chocolate had been changed in 2015, was released by Kraft who by owned Cadbury; the traditional dairy milk shell of the eggs was to be replaced with a cocoa based shell instead, had to soon revert to the original recipe because of the complaints received from the fans of these eggs. One other manufacturing difference, made and, the fact that there was no longer going to be the production of gold coin chocolates at Christmas time. Cadbury has introduced many variants including: Border Creme Eggs.
The first variant, containing chocolate fondant. Introduced as "Fry's Border Creme Eggs" in 1970, rebranded as "Cadbury Border Creme Eggs" in 1974 and discontinued in 1981. Mini Creme Eggs Caramel Eggs, launched in 1994 Caramilk Egg Mini Caramel Eggs Chocolate Creme Eggs, introduced in 1999 Orange Creme Eggs'Berry' Creme Eggs Mint Creme Eggs Dairy Milk with Creme Egg bars Creme Egg Fondant in a Narrow Cardboard Tube Creme Egg ice cream with a fondant sauce in milk chocolate Dream Eggs. White chocolate with white chocolate fondant filling. Discontinued in 2010. Cadbury McFlurry McFlurry soft serve mix with Creme chocolate filling. In the UK, it is released as part of McDonald's' Monopoly promotions. Creme Egg Twisted Available all year round, it was introduced to Australia in 2010 but was discontinued. Holiday Ornament Creme Egg Mad About Chocolate Egg. Purple wrapper, milk chocolate with chocolate fudge filling. Discontinued in
Teddy Grahams are bear shaped graham cracker snacks created by Nabisco. Introduced in 1988, Teddy Grahams come in two distinct shapes: bears with arms up and legs closed, bears with legs open and arms down; when first introduced, Teddy Grahams were available in honey, fruit punch, chocolate flavors. A chocolate chip, birthday cake and discontinued oatmeal variety have since been introduced as a cereal. Nabisco has put out various other products under the Teddy Grahams brand, including various Disney character shaped grahams, a larger bear shaped chocolate-iced cookie line called Dizzy Grizzlies, a cereal called Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears. There are Teddy Soft Bakes which are baked treats with either a vanilla or chocolate filling. Nabisco considers Teddy Grahams to be a healthy snack choice. In a 1992 New York Times article, Eating Well, Marian Burros pointed out that Teddy Grahams use more bleached flour than actual whole wheat graham flour. In response, Nabisco increased the amount of whole grain flour used in the snack.
The snacks contain no trans fat and are considered a good source of calcium with a significant amount of iron. Additionally, according to PETA, chocolate and cinnamon Teddy Grahams are vegan friendly. Teddy Grahams sold more than $150 million worth in its first year, it was "the biggest new-product success in the industry in more than 25 years. It became the third-best-selling cookie, after Chips Ahoy! and the market leader, both from Nabisco. Dizzy Grizzlies are a variant of Teddy Grahams, are so called because they would "become dizzy" due to the snacker looking at each side again and again, as the backside is covered with chocolate and sprinkles; these are themed in extreme sports such as in-line skating. At times Teddy Grahams have enjoyed a place in the spotlight, being used as a prop on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, were referenced on The Simpsons, were referred to in a Strong Bad email; the snack was referenced in the song "Ridin' Rims" by Dem Franchize Boyz, on Saturday Night Live by the character Stefon.
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Boost (chocolate bar)
Boost is a brand of chocolate bar manufactured by Cadbury. The bar is sold in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa by Cadbury Ireland and UK; the wrapper says that it consists of milk chocolate with a biscuit filling. The wrapper states that Boost is "charged with glucose". Boost was launched in 1985 as a tough caramel bar coated in chocolate, it was relaunched in a further two variants: a peanut and caramel version and a biscuit version. The coconut version is no longer available and the peanut version has again been rebranded as Starbar; the biscuit version is now the standard Boost bar. A further version was launched in the UK in 2002 with a green wrapper containing guarana, it was marketed alongside the biscuit Boost and advertised with the slogan "Boost Guarana: One Step Ahead". However, this was discontinued. For a while Boost was advertised on television by Mortimer; this led to the unconventional advertising slogan "It's rippled with a flat under-side." In Ireland, Boost bars are known as Moro bars.
A peanut Moro bar is part of the range. In 2007, there was a limited-edition coconut Moro on sale in Ireland; as of 2015, Moro brand is being replaced with the Boost brand. The Boost bar has been released in New Zealand under the popular Moro brand as Moro Gold. In 2009, the Boost packaging now includes the Cadbury name on the front; the Boost Duo was launched. 2013 saw Cadbury's elliptical device scrapped on the standard Boost bar, this was however replaced by a new triangular logo device. In late 2010, the Boost Stix bar was introduced in Australia and is a two finger bar much like a Twix bar. In 2013, Boost Max Choc was introduced to Australia; the bar is coated in Cadbury chocolate and made of chewy chocolate caramel surrounding a mixed smooth chocolate and crispy chocolate biscuit centre. The bars are 58g each. Following increased commodity prices and legislation from the Government the Boost bar in the United Kingdom was shrunk from 60g down to 48.5g in 2013. In 2014, the Boost Duo version shrank by 10g The wrapper was updated to reflect the new Reference Intakes and use of Palm and Shea fat in the product.
As of 2017, the United Kingdom multipack version stands at 40g. Cadbury UK
Prince de LU
Prince de Lu is a biscuit brand made by the enterprise Mondelez International. The title “prince biscuits” has been given to various foods over time. Most are not American biscuits. Today, “prince biscuits” refers to a type of cookie produced by a company called LU; the cookies feature cocoa cream filling sandwiched between two Ritz cracker-like “biscuits”. They are available in eight countries. “Prince biscuit”, or “prince bisket” first appeared in a cookbook in the early 1600s. In 1602, Sir Hugh Platt’s “Delightes of Ladies to adorn their Persons, Tables and distillatories with Beauties, banquets and waters. ”LU’s version of prince biscuits emerged in the 1800s, when two French bakers fell in love, creating a company with a name composed of their initials. The duo whipped up a number of treats. Today, their once-tiny company produces these treats with an image of a prince embalmed on them