Written by Solveig Paulson Russell, with drawings by Ralph J. McDonald. Published by Abingdon Press in 1970. From the flap:
Peanuts, popcorn, ice cream, candy, soda pop—foods as everyday as telephone poles, as festive as a birthday party or a circus.
Do you know that jars shaped like peanuts have been found in ancient Inca tombs? Or that popcorn was part of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving? That Nero may have been the first to serve an iced dessert? Products of more than 25 countries are used in making candy? Or that cola drinks were first thought to have curative powers?
True. All true … and more besides.