About Marv Parker

TV/Video Producer and Host, chocolate enthusiast, truffle maker, wine pairing consultant, food photographer and corn bread maker.
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Marv Parker has written 93 articles so far, you can find them below.


Teaberry_Gum_Commercial
Written by Marv Parker

Remember Teaberry Gum?

One of my favorite gum flavors when I was growing up. Teaberry is a brand of chewing gum that was developed by the D. L. Clark Company c. 1900. Its popularity peaked in the 1960s. A series of commercials using Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass who performed the song “The Teaberry Shuffle” (originally a [...]

June 15, 2011 0
Retro candy, almonds, kids, Georgia candy, school bus treats
Written by Marv Parker

5th Avenue Bar was a childhood favorite until…

People who enjoy a 5th Avenue these days would be very surprised to learn that back in the 60s and before, a 5th Avenue had something extra – and it’s missing today! What was it? First, some back story: Back when a 5th Ave was my favorite candy bar (I was 5-6 years old, somewhere [...]

June 14, 2011 0
Old_Time_Candy
Written by Marv Parker

Father’s Day Gift Idea #1

Candy you ate as a kid®… Wax Lips, Candy Cigarettes, Sugar Daddies, Candy Buttons on paper tape, Kits, Wax Syrup Bottles, Now and Laters, BB Bats and many more fresh candies from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s… still available after all these years!

June 14, 2011 0
peppermint_peckers
Written by Marv Parker

Weiner Candy Jokes Continue.

So, what’re ya gonna do, ignore all the fun? I thought I had seen the best of the Weiner/candy connections but I should have known: there is always one more to discover. These I found at kinkykandies.com. Enuff said.

June 13, 2011 0
Retro candy, Father's Day gift, Texan Candy, Oklahoma candy, Army family
Written by Marv Parker

Found My Father’s Favorite Candy!!

In an earlier post I mentioned a pink peanut pattie that my father liked, but couldn’t remember the name. Well, after a brief search, I found it – and, surprise, surprise, the name is Peanut Pattie. Found them on this website, in case you might want to try them yourself. I remember the first one [...]

June 13, 2011 0
Retro candy, Candyblog.com, Father's
Written by Marv Parker

Father’s Day candy suggestions still being accepted.

Keep those Father’s Day candy gift suggestions coming in. I like the ones I have seen so far. Peanut brittle is a frequent mention. Of course, I think of the retro candies – Sky Bar, Sugar Daddy, Baby Ruth,  which would have been available when my father was a boy. I remember my father as [...]

June 13, 2011 0
Photo: thewednesdaychef.com
Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate Sauce (candy or not candy?)

Well, it might as well be candy, tho it’s hard to carry around.

June 13, 2011 0
Father's Day candy, Father's gift, nut brittles
Written by Marv Parker

Favorite Candy for Father’s Day?

Couple suggestions have come in, responding to my request for ideas for the best Father’s Day candy, based upon old memories or recent gifts, given or received. So far, one of the faves is the old stand by, peanut brittle. I like all sorts of nut brittles, including peanut. But, we need more ideas. Keep [...]

June 11, 2011 0
Icepick-sml
Written by Marv Parker

Invaluable Tool But Hard to Find

All you chocoholics who work with bulk chocolate know that getting the blocks broken down into easily melted chunks can be problematic. I was fortunate in that when I first started taking classes in truffle making from Alice Medrich, of Cocolat fame, I was living in San Francisco where there are a lot of antigue [...]

June 11, 2011 0
candy thermometer
Written by Marv Parker

Candy Thermometers 101

I came to using candy thermometers late in life. So many recipes just gave visual instructions (candy should form firm ball when placed into water) that it was possible to complete the recipe without that tool . However, it became obvious that successes were more the result of luck than skill in deciphering recipes. So, [...]

June 11, 2011 0
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