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• In the 13th century when explorer Marco Polo returned to his native Italy from his travels in the Far East, he brought home a recipe very similar to our sherbet of today. “Cream Ice” was on the table of England’s King Charles I during the early 1600s. A Parisian café first offered ice cream to the public around 1600. • Ice cream’s first official mention in North America was in a letter from a guest of the governor of Maryland. The New York Gazette featured a confectioner’s advertisement for ice cream in 1777 informing readers that the treat was available “almost every day.” President George Washington was a great lover of ice cream, with records indicating that the chief executive spent $200 on ice cream during the summer of 1790. His personal effects at the time of his death included two pewter ice cream pots. James Madison was another president who was fond of the treat, having it served at his Inaugural Ball in 1813. • America’s first patent for an ice cream cone was issued in 1903 to Italo Marchiony, an Italian immigrant who invented his cone in New York City. The following year the St. Louis World’s Fair featured a vendor selling crisp waffle pastries, who just happened to have his booth next to an ice cream merchant. When the ice cream booth ran out of dishes, the pasty vendor stepped in, rolling his waffles into cone shapes. The rest, as they say, is history. Today’s machines are capable of producing about 150,000 cones every day. • There are a lot of items that are called ice cream, so what’s the difference? Under federal law, ice cream must contain at least 10% milkfat and weigh a minimum of 4.5 lbs. per gallon. “French” ice cream contains that 10% as well as at least 1.4% egg yolk solids. • The world’s first Dairy Queen opened in Joliet, Illinois in 1940, and within 15 years there were 2,600 locations. Estevan, Saskatchewan became home to the first Canadian store in 1953. Canada is also the site of the world’s business Dairy Queen, in Moncton, New Brunswick. Dairy Queen’s success is the result of developing the first formula for soft-serve ice cream, accomplished by John Fremont McCullough in 1938. • Friends since junior high school on Long Island, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have an enduring friendship. It was Jerry’s ambition to enter med school, but he couldn’t seem to get accepted into any. Ben was admitted to several colleges, but dropped out of all of

them. The pair plunked down $5 to purchase a correspondence course on ice cream making from Penn State University. Between the two of them, they had $8,000 in savings, and with the addition of a $4,000 bank loan, they set out on a new business venture. They leased a vacant gas station in Burlington, Vermont, and opened their ice cream parlor in 1978. An old spool and bobbin mill was their next location, where they first began packing their ice cream in pints. Franchises began in 1981, and can now be found in 26 countries around the world. They achieved recognition in 1983 when Ben and Jerry’s ice cream was used to put together the world’s largest ice cream sundae, one weighing 27,102 lbs. (12,293 kg). • The first Coldstone Creamery opened its doors in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona. Just fifteen years later, the company marked the opening of its 500th store, and four years later there were more than 2,700 locations worldwide. They now operate in 20 countries, including Egypt, Brazil, Dubai, and Cyprus. In Japan, it’s ranked as the #1 place to work. • Reuben Mattus was a Polish-born New York businessman who created the Haagen Dazs ice cream formula in 1959. He devised the Danish-sounding name of the product at his kitchen table, reciting nonsensical words aloud until he found a unique and original name he liked. He wanted it to sound Danish as a tribute to Denmark’s admirable treatment of Jews during World War II. • Brothers-in-law Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins each owned ice cream parlors in Glendale, California, and following their service in World War II, made the decision to merge their two businesses. Baskin and Robbins was born in 1945 and has grown to more than 6,700 locations around the world. It was their idea that there should be a different flavor for every day of the month and devised their “31 flavors” slogan from this concept. Since 1945, the company has introduced more than 1,000 assorted flavors. The career of Sean “Diddy” Combs got its start in a BaskinRobbins commercial when he was just two years old. • Although thousands of creative flavors have been introduced by various vendors over the years, vanilla still takes the prize as the most popular flavor in America, followed closely by chocolate chip mint and cookies-andcream. ■

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I did a quick search for “magnesium” and got 223 results for magnesium in the product name, and 42 results for magnesium as a dietary ingredient. I searched for “Spring Valley,” the manufacturer of a relatively inexpensive line of supplements, and found nothing. I searched for NewChapter vitamins and got a list of 52 of its products, but none of them were the Tiny Tabs multivitamins. At this point it’s hit-or-miss on whether your product is in the database yet, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. It’s even included a My Dietary Supplements app to help keep track of vitamins, supplements and herbal supplements you might be taking. However, the My Dietary Supplements app [myds.nih.gov] might not work on your computer or phone. (It didn’t work on mine.) On a computer, it wants you to use Google Chrome or Apple Safari. The list of iPads, iPhones and other devices isn’t as limited. Instead, use the whole database at www. dsld.nlm.nih.gov/dsld/ and search for your information. If you hold the mouse cursor

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