Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’


What am I waffling on about?

August 24, 2012

Just when you pancake it any longer, it’s time to celebrate – National Waffle Day.  On August 24, 1869, the first waffle iron was patented in the U.S. by Cornelius Swarthout.

Some Waffle History from Mr. Breakfast

13th Century A.C. – Ancient Greeks cook flat cakes between two metal plates. These early waffles were called obleios and were primarily savory in nature, prepared with cheeses and herbs.

1620 – The pilgrims bring Dutch “wafles” to America.

1735 – The word “waffle” – with two “f”s – appears in English print for the first time.

Late 1800’s – Thomas Jefferson returns to the U.S. from France with a long handled, patterned waffle iron.

1869 – Cornelius Swarthout patents the first U.S. Waffle Iron.

1953 – Frank Dorsa’s Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.

1964-65 – Brussels restaurateur Maurice Vermersch brings his wife’s Brussels Waffle recipe to the World’s Fair in New York. The fluffy yeast-infused waffle becomes a huge hit and becomes known as the Belgium waffle.


What am I munching?

July 27, 2012

Pop-Tarts – introduced on this day in 1964.  I think it is interesting that Pop-Tarts are sold in the US, Canada, England and Ireland, but have been discontinued in Australia.  These cardboard-like toaster items (I think “pastries” is too strong a word to use in this instance) have been the focus of news and lawsuits over the years from their fat content, leading to low-fat Pop-Tarts, to allergy recalls, and toaster fire warnings.
As with creme brulee, I think Pop-Tarts are best plain – no frosting, no sprinkles.  I prefer brown sugar cinnamon or strawberry, but I am willing to give the s’mores flavor a chance sometime.

Paula Poundstone on Pop-Tarts:

Here’s a list of flavors available from the Kellogg’s website via Wiki:

Pop-Tarts come in 29 flavors.

Frosted flavors

  • Apple Strudel
  • Blueberry
  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Wild Berry
  • Wild Watermelon
  • Cookies & Creme
  • Gingerbread
  • Hot Fudge Sundae
  • Raspberry
  • S’mores
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry Milkshake
  • Vanilla Milkshake
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Wild Grape
  • Rainbow Cookie Sandwich
  • Salt Water Taffy
  • Wildlicious Wild Strawberry


  • Strawberry
  • Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Wild Berry
  • Apple
  • Blueberry

Mini Crisps

  • Frosted Chocolate
  • Frosted Strawberry

Pop-Tarts Splitz

  • Chocolate Vanilla
  • Strawberry Blueberry
  • Chocolate Strawberry
  • Maple Brown Sugar
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Baby Bits

Limited edition

  • Dulce De Leche (2008–Present)
  • Guava Mango (2008–Present)
  • Chocolate Banana Split (2009–Present)
  • Orange Cream (2009–Present)
  • Choc-o-Lantern Frosted Chocolate Fudge (Halloween 2010–Present)
  • Pumpkin Pie (Thanksgiving 2010–Present)
  • Gingerbread (Every Christmas)
  • Wild Berry Bloom (Easter 2011–Present)
  • Cherry Turnover (Summer 2011–Present)
  • Confetti Cake (Summer 2011–Present)

Printed Fun

  • Knock Knock Jokes Wild Berry
  • Barbie Sparkleberry
  • Barbie Wildberry
  • Hot Wheels Cinna-Match Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • American Idol Blue Raspberry
  • Indiana Jones Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • NFL Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Pictionary
  • Nix Family Laffy Taffy Flavors
  • Nascar Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Wild Berry
  • Cherry Berry Rick Pip
  • Whole Grain
  • Pokemon Cherry

Flavors in the UK

  • Chocotastic
  • Strawberry Sensation
  • Cherry
  • Chocomallow (Identical to the American S’Mores)


  • Dutch Apple
  • Frosted Concord Grape
  • Chocolate Vanilla Creme
  • Pancake Syrup Blueberry (German)
  • French Toast
  • Wild Tropical Blast
  • Frosted Caramel Chocolate
  • Frosted Double Berry
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Low Fat Frosted Chocolate Fudge
  • Disney Princess Jewelberry
  • Hello Kitty Meowberry
  • Vanilla
  • Wild Magic Burst
  • Unfrosted Cherry
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Strawberry Cheese Danish
  • Chocolate Graham Cracker
  • Wild Bubble-Berrry
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly (Grape)

What was for breakfast this morning?

July 26, 2012

Doughnuts again – and they were so photogenic, I just had to take their picture. They are all gone now because I took them to work.