Category Archives: holiday

not a peep!

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Zombie Peeps on the loose.

And now, from CNN – More pandemic fallout: No Peeps for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day!

This year has given us yet another trick and one less treat. Just Born Confections, the company that produces Peeps, says its holiday-themed marshmallow treats will not be in Halloween candy bags this year — and they won’t be in stores for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, either. None of these Peeps will return to stores until Easter of 2021.

The company temporarily suspended the production of its candy brands in April to protect the health and safety of their employees during the coronavirus pandemic.They resumed limited production in May after making changes in their plant.

“This situation resulted in us having to make the difficult decision to forego production of our seasonal candies for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day in order to focus on meeting the expected overwhelming demand for Peeps for next Easter season, as well as our everyday candies,” according to the company’s statement. Before the pandemic, about 5.5 million Peeps were produced every day, roughly 2 billion a year.

“New Rule: Someone must x-ray my stomach to see if the Peeps I ate on Easter are still in there, intact and completely undigested. And I’m not talking about this past Easter. I’m talking about the last time I celebrated Easter, in 1962.”
― Bill Maher

 

Credits: Alaa Elassar, CNN

reckless abandon.

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happy national junk food day!

how will you celebrate this special occasion?

if i had to choose, i’d go with

flamin’ hot cheetos, chips n’ dip, and cadbury carmello bar

care to share your favorites?

“foodstuffs absolved of the obligation to provide vitamins and minerals cavorted with reckless abandon.”

-michael lewis

la fete nationale. (posted a day late, and a euro short)

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Rue Montorgueil in Paris

 

“An enormous fortress of prejudices, privileges, superstitions, lies, exactions, abuses, violences, iniquities, and darkness still stands erect in this world, with its towers of hatred. It must be cast down. This monstrous mass must be made to crumble. To conquer at Austerlitz is grand; to take the Bastille is immense.”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

 

on bastille day, all these years later, let history remind us that change is always possible. 

 

art credit: Claude Monet, The Rue Montorgueil in Paris 1878

flavor.

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 Online novelty retailer Archie McPhee, with a fascination for innovative ways so reinvent the candy cane, has released their unique Clamdy Canes, a set of six clam-flavored candy canes. This flavor is perfect those who prefer to spend their winters on the beach in warmer climes.

“From the personified clam on the package to the clam taste, you’ll wonder how Christmas existed without Clamdy Canes. They’re a candy clamity! We all celebrate holidays in our own way and if your holiday tastes like the sea, this is for you. Add a little sand for extra clam realness. If anyone complains, just tell them to clam up.”

Archie McPhee also carries a comforting set of Mac and Cheese Candy Canes, which are perfect for those who prefer their holidays snuggling up with the family near a warm fire on a cold winter’s day.

“Macaroni and Cheese Candy Canes are a particular favorite of picky eaters. These candy canes taste like your childhood favorite — mac and cheese. It’s like comfort food-flavored comfort food!”

 

“if life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”

-eleanor roosevelt

 

 

 

 

credits: archie mcphee, lori dorn

get in line.

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safe travels.

“if all the cars in the united states were placed end to end,

it would probably be labor day weekend.”

-doug larson

 

 

image credit: national toy museum (record for world’s longest line of toy cars)