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Something's fishy here.
Over the past few decades, very few new items have entered into the junk food pantheon. Fans of trashy eating tend to stick to the perennial favorites that seem to have been around forever, like slightly toxic old friends. But there was a time when each of our sugary or salty snack treats was a brand new addition to stores' shelves and racks. Here are how a few of the old standbys got their start.
Diversify your drinking activities.
It happens pretty regularly: some item of junk food does its damndest to rehabilitate its reputation from a trashy indulgence into something more sophisticated and upscale. Look at the humble donut and witness its epic PR in 2013, when it was cross-bread (pun!) with a croissant to become the haut pastry Cronut. The cronut and other attempts at rebranding, like the dark chocolate Milky Way, are a little like putting lipstick on a pig. Still, people give it their best shot; here are a few of the stranger ones from 2014.
Your appetite and Twitter have a lot in common -- full of junk, and voracious. But there are a few 100% awesome handles out there, devoted to food, that you should be snacking on right now. Enjoy!
Some things just make sense on Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing and the like. But that's made other foods jealous. How can they get a seat at the table, next to Aunt Jan who's dozing in her mashed potatoes? Throw some tradition in your non-traditional recipe, and you'll be left with ...