#60 The Carrot Myth

Written on December 1, 2016
Have you ever heard the carrot myth? You know, it's something that parents always tell their kids - that eating carrots will give you super night vision. Some people's parents really play this up - I used to think that eating carrots would give me cat-like vision, but that never…

#59 Trick Or Treat!

Written on October 31, 2016
Hey Food Buffs! We're going to explore the history of Halloween and the vague beginnings of trick-or-treating! We called Professor Nick Rogers, who wrote the book “Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night”. Coming from England, Professor Rogers didn't celebrate Halloween as a kid, but he got interested when he…

#58 All Your Favorite Chocolates

Written on October 12, 2016
Inspired by the book, "Chocolate Wars", by Deborah Cadbury, today we're telling you the incredible true story of how the biggest chocolate companies in the world fought for our tummies and tastebuds through innovation after innovation that eventually turned cocoa products from a drink, to an edible chocolate, to a…

#57 The Beginning of Cadbury

Written on September 1, 2016
This is the story of the early days of Cadbury. We are going right to the very beginning of the story - to a time before the Cadbury brand even existed. With the evolution of Cadbury, we’ll also see the evolution of chocolate - from a bitter drink to a…

#56 Waffle Frolic

Written on August 9, 2016
Hey food buffs! Join the waffle frolic! Let's learn about waffles!!! Waffles are made from a batter, including flour, butter, sugar, eggs, water or milk, and leavening. And this batter is pressed and cooked between two hot plates with some kind of design on it. The pattern on the waffle,…

#55 The Sriracha Story

Written on July 26, 2016
This is the story of the extremely popular and iconic Huy Fong Foods hot sauce - Sriracha. The company, Huy Fong Foods, is an American success story. The founder, David Tran, left Vietnam in 1979 and ended up in the U.S., along with many of his fellow refugees. He had…
Hey Food Buffs, this episode is all about vending machines. You have all probably used a vending machine before - you put in a coin, bill, or credit card, select your item, and out it comes. It’s the quickest purchase you can make. This convenient system for buying things started…

#53 How Jell-O Became Popular

Written on June 9, 2016
This is the story of Jell-O - a cheap and easy-to-make gelatin-based dessert product. There were other competitors that came before Jell-O that had basically the same product of powdered gelatin in a package with flavoring added to it, but Jell-O made gelatin desserts popular at a time when gelatin…

#52 The Price of Vanilla

Written on May 19, 2016
I have always wondered about the price of vanilla, because the tiny little bottles of vanilla extract are so expensive. If you've ever also wondered about the price of vanilla extract, or how it's produced, then you're in the right place! And if you've never wondered...well it's more interesting than…