As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap?
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Katie MoultonLies! Buyouts! Blackmail! Jelly beans!
This week, Gut Check embarked on a falafel challenge, and we talked to John Caton from Benton Park Cafe for this week's Chef's Choice. Also, we announced that we're actively seeking new freelance food writers.
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Lies! Buyouts! Blackmail! Jelly beans!
In 1976, lifelong candy enthusiast David Klein had an idea: to take the lowly jelly bean, that reject runt of the Easter basket, and turn it into gold. Jelly Belly, the world's premiere gourmet jelly bean, was born, and the rest was histo ... More >>
With Easter fast approaching, candy companies are vying for consumers' bunny bucks. Some, like Gimbal's Gourmet Jelly Beans, appeal to our paranoia about childhood allergens, while others, like Jelly Belly, forgo gimmicks and bank on name recognition to strike it rich in the hunt for consumer ... More >>
www.icanhascheezburger.comNo word on whether the cat was allergic to shellfish.Gimbal's Fine Candies is on a mission to make Easter baskets safe for kiddos. How does the venerable sweets maker propose to protect children from unseen dangers hidden in the candy cornucopia?
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llinois farmers are getting a public relations makeover, thanks to the effects of Food Inc. and King Corn. The Associated Press reports that a campaign funded by the Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and Illinois Soybean Association was announced at the Illinois State Fair as ... More >>