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*BLS says spending on food and housing fell 3.8% & 2%, respectively, contributing to the overall drop in spending in 2010.

*Girl Scout cookie sales began in the 1920s in Muskogee, Oklahoma when a local troop decided to bake and sell the treats to raise money for their community. At the time these homemade sugar cookies cost only 25 cents per dozen. Source

*The #1 most stolen food from grocery stores across the planet? Cheese. How about in the United States? Chocolate. Source

*From 1974 to 2005 real food prices (adjusted for inflation) dropped by 75%. Learn more.

*Through June 2011, consumer food prices increased 3.7%, much faster than the 0.7% rise in 2010.

*The first advertisement for ice cream in this country appeared in the New York Gazette on May 12, 1777, when confectioner Philip Lenzi announced that ice cream was available "almost every day." Records kept by a Chatham Street, New York, merchant show that President George Washington spent approximately $200 for ice cream during the summer of 1790. Source

*The first person to use food stamps was unemployed factory worker Mabel McFiggin of Rochester, New York (1939). Source

*The first retailer to redeem the food stamps was Joseph Mutolo (1939). Source

*The first retailer caught violating the food stamp program was Nick Salzano in October 1939 Source

*The Boyer Candy Company in Altoona, Pennsylvania, has been inserting Play Money cards into the wrappers of The Mallo Cup candy bar for decades. The Largest Amount of Play Money redeemed by a single consumer was in 2006. A gentleman from Uniontown, Ohio, mailed in enough coin cards to receive a $353.00 Check! That’s 176,659 points saved (That’s a lot of candy!) Source

*In 1969, a 7.25-ounce bag of Munchos sold for fifty-nine cents retail. They now cost $2 per bag ($3.29 in some areas). Source

*Cost of dining out in 1784: Burlington County NJ
Breakfast, 1 shilling; breakfast extraordinary, 1 shilling 3 pence; Dinner, 1 shilling 3 pence; Dinner extraordinary, 2 shillings; Supper, 1 shilling; Supper extraordinary, 2 shillings." --Old Inns and Taverns in West Jersey, Camden County Historical Society, 1962)

The top 5 pizza sales days are:
1. Super Bowl Sunday
2. New Year's Eve
3. Halloween
4. The night before Thanksgiving
5. New Year's Day

On Super Bowl Sunday, pizza delivery drivers can expect $2 tips to sometimes soar as high as $20.00!

Most expensive pizza created was made by the restaurateur Domenico Crolla who created a $2,745.00 priced Valentine pizza which included toppings such as sunblush-tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, medallions of venison, edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac and champagne-soaked caviar.

What has been called "the world's most extravagant pizza" is available at New York's Nino's Bellissima restaurant. Topped with six varieties of caviar, chives, fresh lobster and creme fraiche, this 12-inch pie, called the "Luxury Pizza," retails at $1,000.00 (or $125.00 a slice).


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