St. Patrick's Day

Primary Color: Why Sprite Has Sported Green Since 1961

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Sprite’s chances of getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day are slim to none, considering the popular lemon-lime soft drink has been wearing green for more than 50 years. Similar to the connections Coca-Cola and Fanta have to red and orange, respectively, Sprite has “owned” green since its 1961 debut. Green has served as Sprite’s primary color in its advertising, packaging, merchandising and more. Tom Farrell, a senior global design director at Coca-Cola,

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St. Paddy's Day Recipe Roundup

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This St. Patrick’s Day we’re bringing the luck of the Irish to your kitchen. To help you prep a festive feast, we put together a full menu of Coca-Cola-inspired St. Paddy's Day recipes that will have your guests wanting to kiss the cook (even if you’re not Irish). BreakfastChocolate Ganache-Stuffed French Toast with Cola Stout SyrupKick off St. Paddy's Day celebrations in grand style with food blogger Lauren Grier's stuffed

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St. Patrick's Day Recipe: Coca-Cola Life Stout Stew with Chicken and Quinoa

How are you celebrating this festive green holiday? Attending a parade? Wearing green attire to avoid a pinch? Kissing a leprechaun? Or are you making your favorite thin mint shamrock-shaped cookies? In any case, this holiday makes me smile because it's the one time during the year when no matter what heritage you claim, you are full on Irish for the day. Even though I adore corned beef hash, shepherd’s pie, and a mint chocolate shake,

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Irish Potato Candy Recipe

Melissa Belanger, the France-based food blogger behind A Teaspoon of Happiness, was motivated by childhood memories to publish a recipe for Irish potato candy that came from her mother. "I don't think it's actually a family recipe," Belanger said. "It's more likely that it was passed around until it reached her."

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Irish Potato Candy: A Philadelphia Tradition

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Irish potatoes are most often associated with the staple crop of Ireland and the Great Famine of the 1840s. But as St. Patrick's Day approaches, a sweeter, cinnamon-dusted version of the famous spud starts showing up in bakeries and stores in Philadelphia and a few other areas of the country. Typically filled with coconut cream, vanilla and powdered sugar, the candies resemble tiny potatoes and usually come boxed in festive one-pound packages.

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Avoid Those Pesky Pinches: A Guide to St. Patrick's Day Style

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We’ve all seen them: the people clothed head to toe in green on St. Patrick’s Day, either with the large leprechaun hats on or the t-shirts that exclaim, “Kiss me, I’m Irish!” Well, that’s the more obvious way to avoid getting pinched on St. Paddy’s day, but why not try a different approach this year by subtly adding green to your outfit?   Here’s my chic style guide on how to incorporate green into your outfit just by accessorizing!Sunglasses:

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Restaurants Go Green: 5 Limited-Edition Menu Items for St. Pat's Day

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Restaurant chains are looking for a little luck of the Irish. As rising commodity prices and changes in dining habits put dents in the bottom line, a little gimmick never hurts. Accordingly, some eateries are temporarily dying menu items green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day in the hopes of bringing in more, well, green. Though some restaurants have discontinued their Irish traditions — this year, for example, Burger King decided

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An International Classic: Irish Soda Bread

I have no idea as to why, but I never had Irish soda bread until last year when I picked up a loaf from a local bakery to take to my friend’s house on my way to her St. Patrick’s Day dinner. It was sitting on the seat next to me, and because of the wonderful aroma it filled my car with, I had a very difficult time leaving it alone until I reached her home. Not only did it smell like fresh-baked bread, but there was a definite sweetness to it,

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Recipe: Irish Kale Colcannon

Though it's yet to break big on American menus, Colcannon, a traditional dish of potatoes mashed with cabbage or kale, is big in Ireland.So beloved, in fact, that there's even an Irish folk song about the dish:"Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream? With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream. Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake of the creamy, flavored butter that your mother used

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Shaking Up St. Pat’s Day: McD’s Shamrock Shake Inspires Cult Following

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Milkshake fans, it’s time once again to count your lucky straws. In 1967, a McDonald’s franchisee whipped up a minty shake as a special St. Patrick’s Day treat for his customers in Enfield, Conn. Now, nearly 50 years later, customers across North America await the annual return of the beloved emerald green dessert known as the Shamrock Shake just as winter starts to loosen its grip. “Every year around this time, my family and friends

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