Tootsie Roll

Tootsie Roll

There are few American candies as iconic as a Tootsie Roll. Through two world wars, a great depression and every other milestone of the past century, those little rolls of chewy goodness have been gracing the candy aisle and delighting all that indulge. With their unique flavor and texture, they have stood the test of time, watching many competitors come and go along the way, while the simple Tootsie Roll continues to delight the taste buds of all that indulge. Continue reading...

Chips Ahoy

Chips Ahoy!

1963 was a good year for cookie lovers, thanks to the introduction of Chips Ahoy! Though maybe not as good as the homemade version, Chips Ahoy! were certainly a fine and addictive substitute. Paired with a generous glass of ice-cold milk (much like a glass of wine paired with a gourmet meal), it was entirely possibly to devour the whole bag in one sitting, leaving you pawing your way through cookie fragments hiding at the bottom. Continue reading...

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola

We, the people, sure enjoy our Coca-Cola. It is a product as American as a warm slice of apple pie. Few products boast a level of universal recognition comparable to this sweetened cola-flavored soft drink enjoyed by literally billions of people over the past century. Through the Great Depression, two World Wars, and every decade in between and beyond, Coca-Cola has held a special place in our hearts. Continue reading...

Cactus Cooler

Cactus Cooler

In the western states, carbonated soft drink fans have long enjoyed a little local delicacy called Cactus Cooler. A welcome addition to any backyard barbecue, beach party, or anywhere else the blistering sun beckons you to reach for some ice-cold refreshment, the sweet nectar contained in these yellow, orange and green cans has been quenching thirsts for decades. Continue reading...