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,
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
Mar 13, 2015
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,
Mar 12, 2015
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."
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.
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:
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,
Though some restaurants have discontinued their Irish
traditions — this year, for example, Burger King decided
Mar 11, 2014
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,
Mar 11, 2014
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
Milkshake fans, it’s time once again to count your lucky
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