15 Cool Food Facts to Chew On


Do you consider yourself a foodie? Think you know the ins-and-outs of what we stuff in our faces every day?

Well, if so, you should definitely keep reading because these food facts are jam-packed with information you might be totally in the dark about, foodie or not.

Read on, friends.

1. Peppers


A chipotle pepper is simply a dried and smoked jalapeño. In fact, all dried chiles have different names than their fresh counterparts.

2. I knew it!


Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish both have the same base.

3. A little short


Double Stuf Oreos DO NOT have twice the creme filling. In fact, a curious math teacher discovered that the Double Stufs only have 1.86x the creme as the original cookies, to be extremely precise.

4. Always listen to all of your employees


Flamin’ Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor who worked at the Frito-Lay plant.

5. Now it all makes sense


Spam is named for a combination of “spice” and “ham.”

6. Delish!


Kit Kats are filled…with other broken Kit Kats.

7. Not too much, now


Rhubarb leaves are poisonous…so if you’re growing it in your garden, beware. And make sure your kids don’t get into it, too.

8. Four shapes


McDonald’s nuggets come in four distinct shapes: Bell, Bone, Boot, and Ball.

9. Which one’s which?


Bananas are technically berries, while technically strawberries are not berries.

10. For all time


Honey never goes bad. EVER. So tuck that away into your apocalypse-prepper brain…

11. Pounds for days


Pound cake got its name because the original recipe contained one pound of each ingredient.

12. Quite an impressive plant


Kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi all come from the same plant. It’s called Brassica oleracea, and it’s been bred over time to provide a literal half dozen different veggies for your plate.

13. Straight up


Asparagus grows straight up out of the ground.

14. Gimme the big guns


Tootsie Rolls start out as huge 13-pound logs that are shaped down to their little sizes.

15. That’s the difference


The difference between jam and jelly is thus: jam is made with fruit; jelly is made with fruit juice.