Everything at this world have its own story . Every stuff we see, we use and we eat do have some sort of history. Below are few interesting facts about your favorite foods and drinks that you probably didn’t know. Enjoy!
Pretzels is tied with a religious story. First baked in the early seventh century by French and Italian monks, who shaped them to resemble a child’s arms in prayer.
Wonder where the name SNICKERS came from? Well, Snickers were named after a horse. The Mars family, founders of Mars Inc., introduced this popular chocolate bar to the world in 1930 and named it after their favorite family horse, Snickers.
A result of a child’s mistake. 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered sugar, water and a stirring stick outdoors on a cold winter night. He awoke to a frozen treat the next morning, and the Popsicle was born.
4. Cotton Candy
A dentist invented the cotton candy machine. William J. Morrison, former president of the Tennessee State Dental Association, co-patented an “electric candy machine” that produced “Fairy Floss.” Ironic?
5. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
Invented to quell people’s sexual urges. “Kellogg believed foods that had a very plain flavor like his cereal could inhibit one’s desire to pet the one-eyed trouser snake.”
6. Graham Crackers
Invented to stop anyone from being horny. Sylvester Graham, a Presbyterian minister, advocated for a diet that decreased sex drive. One of his favorite nibblies was the Graham cracker.
7. 7 Up
Originally contained a mood-inhibiting drug. It contained lithium citrate in its original formula, a popular mood-stabilizer in the late-19th and early-20th century.
First made at Disneyland. First sold in the 1950s at Casa De Fritos in Frontierland. Doritos can trace their origins to the Happiest Place On Earth (DISNEYLAND).
9. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
Richard Montañez (image above), a janitor at a California Frito-Lay plant, thought regular Cheetos needed a bit more kick. He cooked up a batch at home and his friends and coworkers loved it. Montañez eventually pitched the idea to the company president and the rest is culinary history. Montañez now leads Multicultural Sales & Community Promotions for the company.
Invented specifically for one team. The Florida Gators, hence its name. Team physicians developed the beverage in the 1960s to combat the effects of playing football in the hot Florida sun.
The original Snapple beverage was explosive. One of the company’s first products was a carbonated apple juice, but when the drink fermented the caps exploded off the bottle. The drink, named “Snapple” as an amalgam of the words “snap” and “apple,” was thought to be catchy and was adopted by the company as a whole.
Invented as an alternative to smoking. The popular candy’s name comes from the German word for peppermint, and the dispenser was designed to resemble a cigarette lighter.