Friday Fry #8

by Jeanne


Joy. Happiness. Sheer pride in my hometown team, The Boston Red Sox. The World Series begins on Saturday. The team that has everyone rooting for them is the team to watch.

Hershey Sweet Spot. While most food companies’ sales are sluggish Hershey has realized ‘robust performance’. All due to the introduction of a number of line extensions to its big brands, including Hershey’s Kisses filled with caramel and a white-chocolate version of the Reese’s peanut butter cup. I’m still looking for these in my local market. There’s even talk of a Reese’s Cookie.

Vote. Vote. Vote. While voters prepare to head to the polls on the first Tuesday in November, many of them still undecided, Edy’s Grand Light website offers the real scoop on each presidential candidate. Cast your ballots for the presidential sundae nominee, 4’Smore Years or Cherry Jubilee.

Signs of Fall. Brach’s Confections, Inc., the nation’s top candy-corn maker, sells about 2 billion kernels of candy corns between mid-October and early November. Brach’s is about the only candy corn I’ll eat, perhaps because it’s made from real honey. According to the experts at CuiseNet, the best candy corn has “a clean, sweet taste, with no corn-syrup aftertaste. It’s nice and clean on the palate, with a sweet, almost-vanilla flavor — and one thing that’s very important is it has to be a tender bite.”

Walking the Talk. The EPA has recognized Whole Foods Market for its
green power purchases with a 2004 Green Power Leadership Award. Whole Foods Market , the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket chain, is purchasing or generating more than 20 percent of its total national power load from green power sources per year comparable to removing 8,600 cars from the road per year. In some states such as California, Colorado, and New Mexico, Whole Foods Market is 100 percent green-powered.

Clean and Javed. Shower Shock, the original and world’s first caffeinated soap. Scented with peppermint oil and infused with caffeine anhydrous, each bar of Shower shock contains approximately 12 servings/showers per 4 ounce bar with 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving. The caffeine is absorbed through the skin.