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31 Mar 2015

Sees Candy Coupon Code 2015, Save 22%

See's Candies is a manufacturer and distributor of candy, particularly chocolates in the United States. Founded by Charles See, his wife Florence, and his mother Mary in 1921, See's candy store has been specializing in high quality chocolates candy.

New See's Candy Coupons 2015

  • St. Patrick’s Day Gifts for $4.50 Expires on 03/18/2014

  • 22% Off + Additional Discounts for Larger Orders here

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A Short History of the Candy Bar

Chocolate is of course a favorite food for many of us, but what do you really know about the history of this fascinating substance? Did you know, for instance, that chocolate was a favorite drink of Montezuma, who ruled as Emperor of the Aztecs. In fact the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez brought this chocolate drink to his native Spain in 1529, where it remained a favorite of Spanish Royalty for many years before moving on to take root in the rest of Europe.
The earliest chocolate candy bars were made using bittersweet chocolate, with milk chocolate first introduced in 1875 when Henry Nestle and Daniel Peter joined forces to invent this delicious substance.

During the Columbian Exposition in 1893, the Worlds Fair held in Chicago displayed chocolate making machines that were made in Dresden, Germany. This display captured the attention of one Milton S. Hershey, who had earned his fortune in caramels. Mr. Hershey quickly saw the potential of chocolate making, and he purchased and installed this equipment in his factory and produced the first chocolate bars in 1894.

Other people began to mix in other ingredients to create their own candy bars during the end of the 19 th century and the beginning of the 20 th century. Even thought interest in chocolate was growing the whole time.

That was because the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps commissioned a number of American chocolate makers to provide 20 to 40 pound blocks of chocolate, which would then be shipped to the quartermaster bases and chopped up into smaller pieces for distribution to the American soldiers stationed throughout Europe.

Eventually the job of making these smaller pieces of chocolate would fall back to the candy manufacturers themselves and by the end of the war, when the soldiers returned home, the future of the candy bar was assured. Those soldiers had enjoyed their taste of chocolate, and they continued to enjoy this delicious sweet treat when they got back home.

As a result of this popularity, the candy bar manufacturers would become established as American businesses, and during that post World War I period up to 40,000 different candy bars would appear on the scene. Some became immensely popular, and many are still sold to this day, while others would fade into obscurity.

The early candy bar industry got its start in cities along the eastern seaboard, including Philadelphia, Boston and New York, but the industry would soon spread across the Midwest, where raw materials such as sugar, corn syrup and milk were readily available.

4 Mar 2014

Old Time Candy Coupon, 15% Off, Free Shipping

We have new coupons for Old Time Candy. At Old Time Candy you can buy Old fashioned and retro candy from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s still available after all these years.

Latest Old Time Candy Coupons:

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Can Chewing Gum Improve Your Memory?

A group of UK psychologists has claimed that chewing gum may be able to improve memory, and they have found that those who chewed gum throughout tests of short term and long term memory performed significantly better than those who did not. Gum chewing, however, did not produce better memory linked reaction times, which are used to measure attention.

Andrew Scholey of the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK announced “these results provide the first evidence that chewing gum can improve long term and working memory.” He went on to state that “there are a number of potential explanations, but they are all very speculative.”
In the test, a third of the 75 adults in the test chewed gum while they participated in the 20 minute battery of attention and memory tests. Another third pretended to chew gum, while the remaining third did not chew.

The test scores of the gum chewers were some 24% higher than the control group for tests of immediate word recall, and some 36% higher on tests of delayed word recall. The gum chewers were also more accurate on tests involving special working memory.

There are a number of potential explanations for this disparity. For instance, in March of 2000, a group of Japanese researchers showed how activity in the hippocampus, the area of the brain involved in memory, increases as people chew gum, although scientists are not sure why this would occur.

Recent studies have also found that the insulin receptors in the hippocampus may be involved in the creation of memories, and thus gum chewing, which causes the release of insulin, may help in the formation of these memories.

There could, however, be a much simpler explanation. During the test, researchers found that gum chewing raised the heart rate of the participants. This increased heart rate would have resulted in increased delivery of oxygen to the brain, and the increased memory performance could have resulted from those increased oxygen levels.

No matter what the explanation, however, this study is fascinating, and the results achieved certainly warrant further investigation. Even if chewing gum cannot improve long term memory, it is still a lot of fun to chew, and if memory enhancement can result so much the better. The relationship between chewing gum and memory performance is complex and fascinating, and chances are many additional studies will be done to further explore this interesting relationship.