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”.
Kraft Dinner (Mac and Cheese) is a Canadian national dish. It is the most popular grocery item in the country.
Black olives sold in cans are actually green olives that are treated with chemicals such as iron salt to oxidize and turn black and look ‘more attractive’.
In 1993 Jack in the Box caused the most infamous food poison outbreak in contemporary history, 732 people were infected with E. coli, 4 children died and 178 other victims were left with permanent injury including kidney and brain damage.
In 2011, Norway went through a nationwide butter shortage, where smugglers would often get caught smuggling butter and online auctions for one packet of butter reached as high as $77.