Monday, April 12, 2010
A Micracle and a Mystery
First--the miracle: COLA SYRUP. Finally, I have found some relief for my pregnancy nausea with no side effects and I want to shout it out to the whole world!!! It tastes pretty good, helps almost immediately, is cheap and works! YIPEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Second--the mystery: What is the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip? My friends and I were just discussing this the other day and so I thought I would share this little tidbit I came across: "Early in the Great Depression, prepared mayonnaise went from a household staple to a luxury item few could afford. Kraft began researching ways to make an inexpensive substitute and eventually came up with something made of oil, egg yolks, cooked starch paste and seasonings. It had less oil than regular mayonnaise, so it was cheaper to produce...but was also harder to make. Kraft invented a new mixer they called the 'miracle whip' to give the product its creamy consistency. Then they named the product after the machine" (Uncle John's Ultimate Bathroom Reader, pg 125). Its great what you can learn while...well, never mind.