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Americans and Chocolate: Savoring the Flavor

Chocolate

Americans eat just under 20 percent of the world’s entire chocolate by value, according to a recent report from CNBC. Just how smitten are Americans with all forms of this rich and creamy confection? Let’s take a closer look at America’s long-time love affair with chocolate, along with where to find some of the country’s very best chocolate delights. An ... Read More »

So Why Do We Give Chocolate on Valentine’s Day, Anyway?

Valentine's Day

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together in the minds of many Americans like Cupid and arrows. But how did these two things become so inextricably intertwined, and why should you keep up the chocolate-giving tradition this February 14th? Let’s take a closer look. A Rich History Chocolate’s affiliation with love and romance dates back thousands of years. The Aztec Indians ... Read More »

Four Ways to Enjoy Leftover Mail Order Pies

Mail order pies

While there’s nothing like digging into a slice of leftover pie the morning after a holiday, there are also plenty of other ways to serve up your leftover sweets. Let’s count down a few of our favorite ways to enjoy post-holiday pie…if you’re lucky enough to have some, that is. 1. Have a Pie Party This one’s a no-brainer. All ... Read More »

Pie vs. Cake: A Time-Honored Debate

Pie versus cake

John Lennon or Paul McCartney? Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? The Yankees or the Dodgers? These are just a few of the greatest questions of our time. Invariably, people fall firmly into one category or the other, and stand staunchly behind their choice. One more classic contest to add to the list? Pie versus cake. Let’s take a ... Read More »

Office Eats: Sweets and Treats

Office eats

The average American works 47 hours a week, according to a recent Gallup poll. One way many coworkers choose to connect while developing esprit de corps during the typical work day is through the popular office candy jar. But why stock yours with average, everyday treats when you can choose something far more extraordinary? Let’s examine the phenomenon of the ... Read More »

Apple Pie With a Twist: Creative Mail Order Pies

Mail order pies

We’ve all heard the expression “as American as apple pie.” But apple pie may not be as American as you think. Not to mention that when you factor in the diversity of life in the “melting pot” of American culture, there’s hardly one way to enjoy apple pie. In fact, today there are practically infinite incarnations of this time-honored treat. ... Read More »

Top Four Tailgate Delectables: Mail Order Munchies

Mail order

Football season is in full swing, and for millions of Americans that means one thing: tailgating. SportsBusiness Daily reports that a whopping 240 million Americans tailgate every year. That’s a full 80 percent of the country’s population! And while procuring the booze and setting up the cornhole is a snap, planning the food takes a bit more work. Unless, that ... Read More »

Survey Says: America’s Top Pie Picks

Pie picks

While pie is far from exclusive to the U.S., it has become synonymous with all things red, white and blue. After all, there’s only one way to complete the sentence “As American as … ” (It’s “apple pie,” if you’re a bit rusty on your patriotic similes.) But does apple truly reign supreme as America’s preferred pie filling? NPR put ... Read More »