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Oreos: Omnipresent, Overzealous, (Un) Original?

These days, Nabisco’s diminutive Oreo might be a mainstay in supermarkets, convenience stores, and vending machines. However, these black-and-white sandwich cookies received great inspiration from the Hydrox, the original, introduced by Sunshine Biscuits in 1908, four years earlier than the … Continue reading

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Toothpaste: Wild Times at Your Pearly Gates

Firstly, I apologize for my spell of absence from BuildingMyBento.  I had business to take care of out of the country, far too detached from the pleasures of blogistan.  Hopefully, this issue will not rear its unwelcome self again. I … Continue reading

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