Thursday, November 27, 2008

Unusual Food Facts: Part I

There is no set rhyme or reason for this post; its only purpose is meant to inform, amuse, offer alternatives, test your trivia and just have fun with.

Did You Know?
Americas favorite snack food is potato chips. We eat 1.2 billion pounds a year.

Wonder Bread introduced sliced bread in 1930.

The difference between apple juice and apple cider is that the juice is pasteurized and the cider is not.

Van Camp's Pork and Beans were a main food for Union soldiers in the Civil War.

The steam rising from a cup of coffee contains the same amounts of antioxidants as three oranges.

Bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium.

The longest carrot recorded was 16 feet 10 ½ inches.

The United States manufactures approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy each year.

As Swiss cheese ferments, a bacterial action produces gas and as the gas is expelled, it bubbles through the cheese leaving holes.

The first hamburgers in U.S. history were served in New Haven in 1895.

Salmon and shrimp are the most popular seafoods in American restaurants.

There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples.

Americans eat 800 million pounds of bologna annually.

The first soda made in the U.S. was Vernor's Ginger Ale, created in Detroit 1866 by James Vernor.

Did you hear about the M&M inspector who got fired for tossing out all the W's?
Well Now You Know!


The following video, Vintage TV Commercial: Quaker Oats, courtesy of You Tube.


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