“Strawberries” and “peaches” in Quaker Instant Oatmeal are actually flavored dehydrated apples. The “blueberries” are flavored dried figs.
The upside-down ketchup bottle earned its inventor 13 million dollars.
Traditional balsamic vinegar is aged for 12-25 years in a battery of seven barrels of successively smaller sizes, and can cost over $100 per fluid ounce. The stuff one usually finds in supermarkets is regular wine vinegar with thickeners, flavorants, and coloring agents added.
There is a large black market for chocolate pies in North Korea.
Sliced bread was briefly banned in the USA in 1943.
Chicken wings used to be discarded as waste, but a creative restaurant owner out of food barbecued and served them in ’64, creating buffalo wings. Named after the city, not the animal.
Every spring in Dongyang, China, eggs are boiled in the urine of young boys and sold as a delicacy said to “taste like spring”.