A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 19, 2014
Frankensnack (Frankenstein monster + snack)

Entry in progress—B.P.
The novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus(1818), by British author Mary Shelley, is about scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a creature or monster (not named and called “Frankenstein monster"). The prefix ‘Franken-” became popular in the 2000s to describe something created from science, such as “Frankenfood.”

Wikipedia: Frankenstein
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley’s name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

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Mandy
‏@GourmetMom
Our latest adventure in Halloween treats: FrankenSnacks!
http://bit.ly/3ZaCv3
8:46 PM - 8 Sep 2009


Fallon health tips
‏@fallontips
Substituting applesauce for butter/oil…test it out to avoid a “frankensnack”:
http://cot.ag/9FuMAe
12:30 PM - 22 Apr 2010

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RosyDaffodil
‏@RosyDaffodil
5 cheese frankensnack #onlyatxmas http://instagr.am/p/cINH2/
11:21 AM - 27 Dec 2011

Daily FInance
Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Dorito Taco: Just the Latest Frankensnack
Matt Brownell
Mar 5th 2013 5:00AM
Updated Mar 5th 2013 2:29PM
(...)
And it was also a prime example of a burgeoning genre of junk food that we’ve decided to call the Frankensnack.

The Frankensnack is so named because it takes two or more types of junk food and mashes them together in the gustatory equivalent of Frankenstein’s monster. Such creations should not to confused with Frankenfood, the term that many activists use to describe genetically-modified food products.

Food Republic
Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm
Frankensnack Comes To 7-11: New Doritos Loaded
Dorito-crusted cheese nuggets signal snackpocalypse

BY JESS KAPADIA
It’s hypertension! It’s a stroke! It’s some kind of hot cheese coated with crushed Doritos, just like the old fortune teller predicted! Doritos Loaded arrived at 7-11 locations around Dallas on Tuesday and roll out in Los Angeles tomorrow (leaving a trademark orange trail).

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, June 19, 2014 • Permalink