Fun cRaZy Weird Food Facts


From all archaeological evidence, soup dates back to 6000 B.C. and may have included hippopotamus meat.

The ever popular Popsicle was invented on 1905 by an 11 year old when he left his fruit flavored drink with a stir stick in it on the porch overnight. The drink froze to the stick. It tasted delicious but it was another 23 years until he applied for a patent.

I think by now almost everyone knows that the original Coca-Cola was marketed as a tonic and contained extracts of cocaine as well as the caffeine-rich kola nut. 

Many times frozen vegetables are fresher than fresh vegetables. Fresh vegetables often travel thousands of miles before they reach grocery store shelves, so they have often loose many of their nutrients en route. On the other hand, frozen vegetables are picked at near perfect ripeness and flash-frozen immediately. Of course the freshest vegetables are grown locally.

Per ounce, Chicken McNuggets contain twice as much fat as hamburger.

The world’s largest toy distributor is McDonald’s. 20% of their sales come from Happy Meals, which always include a toy.

Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

Celery requires more calories to eat and digest than it contains. 

Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

You would have to eat 11 pounds of potatoes to put on 1 pound of weight. A plain potato has no more calories than an apple.

There are twelve flower designs on each side of an Oreo cookie. Each flower has four petals.

Black-eyes peas are not really peas. They are beans.

Shredded Wheat was the first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal?

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Quote of the Day:  
There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. 
Linus Van Pelt in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown



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2 comments to Fun cRaZy Weird Food Facts

  • Laura

    I thought corn flakes was the first cereal?

    • Roberta

      I think it depends on how you define cereal. The operative word in my statement is “commercially.” I will have to doo some more research though and get back to you. Thanks.