Never as Sweet as the Memory

As I get older, I notice that things I once loved, and remembered with a philosophic passion, no longer measure up to the memory in reality. With the resurrection of old TV shows in expanded reruns on new cable channels like MeTV, old childhood favorites like “Wonder Woman” and “The Carol Burnett Show” and “The Incredible Hulk” are bitter comparisons to what they used to be in memory.

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The Deceptive Malnutrition of Chocolate Milk in Schools

As a father of a fantastic baby, I am always on the lookout for news and information about proper nutrition and, in general, keeping Chaim Yosef as healthy as possible. I was therefore displeased to read about a trend in schools about which I was not aware in the form of chocolate milk being served in school cafeterias.

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From Boy Box to Plastic Man

There is something viscerally pleasing when your fingers have to dig in to the corners of a candy box to lift the flaps to reveal a hidden taste from the void.  Unfortunately, the boxed candy of my childhood has been replaced with the convenience of — and the impossibility of tearing open — a plastic bag.

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For the Want of an Obama Cookie

Barack Obama is Big News.  He’s also filling sweet tooth cravings in Des Moines, Iowa:

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Medicine is Not Candy

Since when did medicine turn into tasting like candy? It is because parents don’t want to fight their children who don’t want to put a bad taste in their mouths? Did that change happen the same time children started telling their parents what to do or did it happen when parents decided they didn’t want to control the behavior of their children?

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Candy Snacks

by Joyce Kohl

Candy Snacks Source: Go Inside™
Craving sweets? Give this quickie recipe a try.
Servings: Ingredients:
Enough for everyone



1 (12-ounce) package chocolate chips

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 pound (a box) of powdered sugar

1 stick butter

1 box Crispix or Corn Chex

  1. In a large glass bowl, melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter. Very gently stir in the cereal.
  1. Transfer the mixture to a Tupperware bowl with a lid. Pour powdered sugar on top of the mixture. Put the lid on the bowl, then shake until the cereal is well coated.