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 August 03, 2006
Texas Trash (Chex mix dish)

Chex cereal has a dish called “Texas Trash.” The dish was popular in the 1970s and 1980s, but the exact origins are uncertain.


Wikipedia: Chex Mix
Chex Mix (stylized as Chex mix) is a type of snack mix that includes Chex breakfast cereal (sold by General Mills) as a major component. There are commercially sold pre-made varieties of Chex Mix, as well as many recipes (often printed on Chex cereal boxes) for homemade Chex Mix. Though contents vary, the mixes generally include an assortment of Chex cereals, chips, hard breadsticks, pretzels, nuts or crackers. It is generically known as Nuts & Bolts, particularly outside the United States.

23 December 1976, Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX), pg. A12:
FOR TEXAS TRASH WHEAT, CORN OR RICE
RALSTON CHEX...box 69c
(...)
Scurlock’s Incorporated
“CORONADO SHOPPING VILLAGE”

1 February 1988, New York (NY) Times, “Party Line in Washington: Cheering for the Redskins” by Barbara Gamarekian, pg. C8:
“We’ve got burgandy (sic) and gold jelly beans, burgandy (sic) and gold bagels, taco chips. something called Texas Trash, two six-foot subs and television sets in the living room, the dining room and the family room.”

mix hot from the oven? Huh?

Around Christmas time, his family would always make homemade Chex mix. I wasn’t sure if it was a Texas thing, but either way, I was smitten in more ways than one.

And the recipe is actually quite simple. It takes time, but just to bake, so you can kick back, relax and let the oven do all of the work!

Russell’s Famous Texas Trash
New 2002 Recipe!
What is Texas trash? It’s just the crazy name Texans bestowed on the food known to mere mortals as Chex cereal mix. Here’s my own version…

I don’t have any hard and fast rules about the amounts of cereal or types of nuts, but my trick is in the cooking method. I rarely burn my mixture because I keep the temperature far below the official Chex mix recipes.

Ingredients: Your choice of Chex cereals (wheat, rice, corn, multigrain). I prefer more of the corn and rice because the seasoning will darken everything and if you use too much wheat and grain the final product looks too dark. (...)

Slone Ranger
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Homemade Chex Mix or Texas “Trash”
(...)
Below is the original recipe, taken from the box of Chex cereal, in just 5 simple steps:

3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup Mixed Nuts
1 cup bite-size Pretzels
1 cup Rye chips
6 Tablespoons of Butter
2 Tablespoons of Worchestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons of seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
Aluminum Baking Tray

1) Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

2) Pour the Chex cereals, nuts, pretzels, and chips into the aluminum baking tray.

3) Melt the butter and stir in the worshestershire, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder until combined.

4) Pour the wet mixture over the dry mix and lightly stir to mix (trying not to break the chez).

5) Bake for 1 hour, stirring (carefully) every 15 minutes.

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(Trademark)
Word Mark TEXAS TRASH
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: snack food, namely a mix consisting of cereals, pretzels, sesame sticks, seeds and spices. FIRST USE: 19850820. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19850927
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 74664396
Filing Date April 21, 1995
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 4, 1996
Registration Number 1996639
Registration Date August 27, 1996
Owner (REGISTRANT) Southern Style Nuts, Inc. CORPORATION TEXAS P.O. Box 860 Denison TEXAS 75020
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record W. Thomas Timmons
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “TEXAS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date May 31, 2003

(Trademark)
Word Mark TEXAS TRASH
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: SNACK FOOD, NAMELY, A MIX CONSISTING OF CEREALS, PRETZELS, SESAME STICKS, SEEDS AND SPICES. FIRST USE: 19850820. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19850927
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 73567435
Filing Date November 7, 1985
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition December 9, 1986
Registration Number 1511947
Registration Date November 8, 1988
Owner (REGISTRANT) LODGE, SUSAN C. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 8009 ANADELL STREET HOUSTON TEXAS 77055
Attorney of Record HARVEY B. JACOBSON
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “TEXAS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date May 15, 1995

(Trademark)
Word Mark TEXAS TRASH
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: FOOD SNACKS. FIRST USE: 19850827. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19851031
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code
Serial Number 73582500
Filing Date February 12, 1986
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) P. J. FOODS, INC. CORPORATION TEXAS 8535 WEST BELLFORT HOUSTON TEXAS 77071
Attorney of Record WILLIAM C. NORVELL, JR.
Description of Mark ON THE DRAWING, THE CROSS-HATCHING “=” IS FOR THE COLOR BLUE. LETTERS WITHOUT CROSS-HATCHING ARE OPTIONALLY RED OR GOLD
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date October 27, 1986

(Trademark)
Word Mark TEXAS TRASH
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: candy. FIRST USE: 20030701. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20030701
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Design Search Code
Serial Number 76562808
Filing Date November 17, 2003
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition October 18, 2005
Registration Number 3039030
Registration Date January 10, 2006
Owner (REGISTRANT) Susie’s South Forty Confections, Inc. CORPORATION TEXAS 1515 S. Fairgrounds Rd. P.O. Box 4040 Midland TEXAS 79701
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE TEXAS APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Thursday, August 03, 2006 • Permalink