[FHCx182] National Bomb Pop Day

Last Thursday in June!

TODAY IS NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY!

Red, white, and blue. Shaped like America’s favorite export. Near to the 4th of July. It all comes together with the original bomb pop. Many have tried to make their own “patriot pops” but it’s not the same!


Amber waves of grain? Some’n like that. Have a cold treat. 

Tomorrow is National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day and National Gingersnap Day. 

-SPAK

[FHCx181] National Almond Buttercrunch Day

Too easy to eat too many…

IT’S NATIONAL ALMOND BUTTERCRUNCH DAY!

When we celebrated Buttercrunch Day in January, we had no idea where you could get just plain “buttercrunch” without the almond. Then, as it turns out, it’s basically just a butterfinger candy bar. Whatever. We had almond buttercrunch that day, and hell yes we’ll do it again! Just a different kind.

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It has the rockhard outer shell (hence, “roca”) but that chewy, stick-to-your-teeth, sweet toffee inside. Almonds add a nice crunch without adding much more resistance. We could eat the whole bag. But we won’t.

Tomorrow is National Bomb Pop Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx180] National Tapioca Day

Thick, starchy, weird stuff.

IT’S NATIONAL TAPIOCA DAY!

Just the word “tapioca” kinda gives you a weird feeling. It’s hugely popular all over the world for it’s starchy texture and flavor. Here, in the USA, most people associate the word with tapioca pudding: using tapioca with milk/cream to make a gritty, somewhat sweet treat. Not many people really like it. Even fewer in the UK, where it’s earned the name “Frog Spawn” and is “the most hated pudding.”

But SPAK, as millenials, associate tapioca with boba moreso than tapioca pudding. That’s right, we’re talkin’ bubble tea! Tapioca pearls!

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At Chatime you can give them a “sweetness percentage.” We set ours at a 50% sweet. They go up to 120%. What’s really important are the chewy boba sitting at the bottom. A great way to mix tapioca with summer treat!

Tomorrow is National Almond Butter Crunch Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx179] National Orange Blossom Day

Gonna eat a flower!

TODAY IS NATIONAL ORANGE BLOSSOM DAY!

We were just as confused as you when we first heard about this holiday. Did a bunch of research and basically it came up that some people like to use orange blossoms instead of oranges for flavor. Go figure. We found this tea!


It tasted like slightly orangey water! Not bad. A good tea to wake up your mouth. 

Tomorrow is National Tapioca Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx177] National Catfish Day/National Strawberry Parfait Day

The good kind of catfishing.

IT’S NATIONAL CATFISH DAY AND NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY!

This afternoon, we made a similar parfait to our last Parfait Day. Fresh strawberries are a great addition to any pudding/cream-related treat.

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Some chocofudge pudding, instant and easy.

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Make some layers alternating with pudding, whipped cream, and strawberries (kinda hard to see the strawberry layer). Yummy!

For catfish, we had to seek out one of our favorite local restaurants, Brasa. Here in Minnesota, we don’t get the Eastern-Asian-sized goonch catfish that are literally large enough to attack and eat water buffalo.

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However, Brasa makes a fantastic fried channel catfish that you ought to try! It’s moist and flaky, and the frying is just perfect on it. Catfish flavor is very mild and they’re a terrific source of Vitamin D! (The more you know!)

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It’s good to have a unique, different food holiday after a week of generic stuff like pecan sandies.

Tomorrow is National Chocolate Pudding Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx176] National Praline Day

Do you know how hard it is to find these dang things??

IT’S NATIONAL PRALINE DAY!

SP badly wanted to take a trip down to New Orleans and get some pralines. Barring that, we could have a friend or something send a box up here. No dice on either, unfortunately. So we searched high and low for praline ice cream which was nowhere to be found in the Twin Cities. We were tipped off to try Trader Joe’s for things like their pralines and that didn’t work out either.

Here’s what we ended up with.

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First you taste the chocolate, then the praline. It’s great!

Tomorrow is Strawberry Parfait Day and Catfish Day!

-SPAK