Today is National Tapioca Pudding Day and Gummi Worm Day and the thought of the two of those things together is making me more than a little nauseous.
Much like some of today’s other news, actually. To start, today in 1869, Hippolyte Mege Mouries patented margarine, which he created after Napoleon III offered a prize for the creation of a decent butter substitute that could be used by the French Navy. Thanks a lot, Napoleon. Now, I’ve eaten my fair share of margarine (it’s what all moms cooked with in the 80’s, right?) but it still grosses me out. Vive la beurre!
In other fakey food news, today is Orville Redenbacher’s birthday (1907). I actually don’t really mind microwave popcorn. Well, at least not all the time. Sometimes it’s kind of revolting.
And that’s it – fake butter and popcorn that’s dressed in fake butter. What a day.