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2008-12-28 13:19:10

Members of a California family say they saved an elderly woman from losing her life savings of $10,000 she had hidden in a box of crackers. The Rogoff family of Irvine found the $10,000 in a box of Annie's Sour Cream and Onion Cheddar Bunny crackers, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Sunday. Allie, Sandra, Max and their parents, Debra and Joe Rogoff counted out the $100 bills and took pictures of each other before calling police. We just thought, this is someone's money. We would...

2008-11-11 12:00:18

Bakers at Arnott's in Australia have been delighting consumers "Down Under" for over 40 years with Tim Tam(TM), an iconic Australian 'biscuit' that takes the sweet life from ordinary to Aus-some! Pepperidge Farm, sister company of Arnott's, is introducing this decadent favorite to Americans beginning this November to tempt, tantalize and delight, layer by layer. Both Pepperidge Farm and Arnott's are subsidiaries of Campbell Soup Company. "In keeping with the tradition of our founder,...

2008-09-05 00:00:16

By Regis Behe Johnny Hickman readily admits that Cracker, the band he started 17 years ago with David Lowery, has exceeded his expectations. Formed after Camper Van Beethoven, the esteemed, influential independent band Lowery fronted, fell apart, Hickman wasn't sure what to expect. "I didn't think we'd be around this long," he says in advance of Cracker's gig Saturday at WYEP's Rock the Block in the South Side. "But I think we deserve to have been around this long, because we keep...

2008-08-13 15:00:41

Mary's Gone Crackers, makers of award-winning gourmet gluten-free foods, today announced the addition of Chief Financial Officer Paul Smith to the company's executive team. Smith's hire comes as part of the company's aggressive growth strategy slated for 2008, which included the earlier addition of executive and field level management positions. "We were originally looking to hire a controller, but when we realized Paul Smith was interested in joining our team as our CFO, it became a very...

2008-08-07 12:01:10

SECAUCUS, N.J., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Where Are the Tam Tam Crackers? Manischewitz(R) the leader in quality specialty foods, announces that the popular great tasting snack cracker that has been a mainstay in households across America for over 65 years, will return to local supermarkets starting this week! Tastier than ever, Tam Tams are available in 8 ounce boxes in such delicious flavors including Original, Garlic, Everything, Whole Grain Garden, Herb, Lightly Salted and No-Salt. They...

2008-08-06 15:00:39

Editor's note: This is a weekly feature where we see how far $20 can stretch in North Jersey's myriad markets. To stretch your $20 at Jollibee Oriental Food Mart, make sure you have the munchies to match. We skipped the fresh seafood and beauty products at this Filipino grocery store and headed straight for the snack aisles, where our deepest gustatory cravings could be fulfilled. An overflowing grab-bag of yummies checked out at $19.83. Alfa Garcia White Rabbit Creamy Candy: This...

2008-08-05 09:01:06

CHEMICAL giant BASF, which sold its Seal Sands site to Ineos earlier this year, transferring all 240 staff involved in the production of acrylonitrile, adipodinitrile and hexamethylenediamine, said earnings in its European chemicals division had fallen as a result of weaker margins for cracker products. Revealing half-year results, which saw a 10% increase across the company, chairman Dr Jurgen Hambrecht nevertheless said 'the road ahead is stonier and steeper and the competition is...

2008-08-04 03:00:21

By Heerwagen, Peter Washington County has landed a rapidly growing unit of Kellogg Company, a Fortune 500 company that is also the largest cereal maker in the United States. Kellogg's Snack Division has signed a long-term lease for a distribution center in the Hunter's Green II Business Park on Newgate Boulevard, west of Hagerstown. Expected to open this month, it will employ between 35 and 50 workers as part of the division's new DSD (direct store delivery) system. Battle Creek,...

2008-07-20 00:00:23

By Lyn Jerde The headline words were enough to make any Internet news-cruiser stop and gawk - words like "hostage" and "holy heck."According to a feature article posted on the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Web site, a Florida college student briefly took a communion wafer "hostage" during a church ceremony.The idiotic perpetrator used the all- purpose cop-out that's supposed to excuse every act, no matter how offensive it might be: "It was just a joke."But, some who heard about the so-called...

2008-07-10 18:00:33

Mary's Gone Crackers, makers of gourmet gluten-free foods, today announced that the company's Original cracker won the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's (NASFT) sofi(TM), or Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation, Gold Award for Outstanding Cracker of 2008. This year's NASFT sofi Gold Award winners were selected at the 2008 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York by a national panel of specialty food industry experts from food and beverage product entries from 32 specialty food...