Going underground in Jenkins

One of the many highlights of the recent dialog over McDonald’s pizza and Cinnaburst gum (see Memories or Fiction below) was a renewed appreciation of my Letcher County heritage.

I checked Cinnaburst gum on wikipedia to confirm that it was indeed the chewing gum where buyers were encouraged to eat the wrapper. The wipikedia entry makes a reference to “the underground fact that the paper wrapper could be eaten right along with the gum”.  WOW. Not only was it a fact, it was an UNDERGROUND fact. I never thought of us on the cutting edge of things back in Letcher County, but little did I know that we had common knowledge of underground facts. So basically, Wikipedia confirmed that you can pick on us poor Appalachians for many, many things, but we WILL have the last laugh. We will take great solace in our knowledge of underground facts.

I hope everybody had a great Fourth of July. More from me later… from the underground.



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2 Responses to “Going underground in Jenkins”

  1. Amy Says:

    So, what did you ever find out about that McPizza?

  2. eljoe1235 Says:

    It was apparently a limited experiment by McDonald’s. Three others in the southeastern Kentucky area recalled it. I found people in Oklahoma who also remembered it.

    Make you wonder what McDonald’s criteria is for selecting test restaurants. Probably that the local population has a good knowledge of underground facts.


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