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Why Crackers Have Holes

saltine crackers

Today I found out why crackers have holes. Surprisingly, it turns out the holes are there for a reason, not just for decoration or for convenience in some manufacturing process, as one might expect.  In actuality, without these holes, crackers wouldn’t bake correctly.  These holes allow steam to escape during cooking.  This keeps the crackers flat, instead of rising a […]

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ampm’s Secret Menu

Nacho Surprise

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of ampm. All opinions are 100% mine. Now, as I state in my “about” page, I enjoy free food, particularly ridiculously unhealthy variety, and soda while I peck away at my keyboard for hours on end.  Getting free Dr. Pepper and snacks from my readers (or money for Dr. Pepper […]

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Why Popcorn Pops


Today I found out why popcorn pops. First a little background, Popcorn or “zea mays everta” is a special kind of Flint corn, also known as “Indian corn” and sometimes “Calico corn”.  Flint corn is readily recognizable as the kernels have a hard outer shell, likened to flint, hence the name.  This hard outer shell is essential in making popcorn […]

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