10 Food Facts That Will Make You Say “Really?!”

1. Pringles had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren’t really potato chips.

2. Consuming dairy may cause acne

3. Store bought 100% “real” orange juice is 100% artificially flavored.

4. The tea bag was created by accident. Tea bags were originally sent as samples.

5. Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect!

6. Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, as well as other things. 

7. Eating bananas can help fight depression!

8. The reason peppers taste spicy is because of a chemical compound, capsaicin, which binds to your sensory nerves and tricks them into thinking your mouth is actually being burned! 

9. The origin of the twists in pretzels were made to look like arms crossed in prayer.

10. Castoreum, used as vanilla flavoring in candies, baked goods, etc. is a secretion from the anal glands of beavers! 😳

Which food facts were surprising to you?!

We’re there any facts that’s you already knew about? 

Daily Prompt – Spicy

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The STRANGEST Pizza Toppings You Can Order In The US!


>>Severus Grape Pizza

Location: BROOKLYN, NY

Vinnie’s Pizzeria

This Brooklyn pizza shop has a menu with interesting topping options from kale to ground beef to avocados! The Severus Grape pizza is served with grapes, gorgonzola, roasted red peppers, and a little drizzle of honey! 

>>Bananas; The Montrose Pie


Red’s Pizza

Red’s Pizzeria is owned by two Swedish brothers who wanted to introduce Americans to Swedish style pies. These brothers brought the tradition of adding pizza pies topped with bananas to their menu. Some say it reminds them of Hawaiian pizza! 


>>Tuna Fish Salad; The Tonno Pizza


The Tonno pizza was served during Lent on Fridays for Roman Catholics who can’t eat meat during this time. But this has become a fan favorite for their customers! The tuna salad is made in house, then spread onto the baked pizza crust, almost serving as the sauce. Then shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, and a special “secret” dressing and seasonings are spread over top and is served cold! 

>>Crabs & Old Bay; Crab Pie

Location: BALTIMORE, MD 

Matthew’s Pizza

Matthew’s Pizza opened their first pizzeria in Baltimore so they found it fitting to pay tribute to Maryland’s most famous export: crab! The crab pie is topped with crab meat smothered in carmalized onions, with mozzarella and reggianito cheese! Then it’s finished off with Old Bay seasoning! 

>>Lobster; Whole Lobster Pizza

Location: GRAMERCY, NY


Florian offers an entire 1 lb lobster (including the head) on top of thin crust, mozzarella cheese, and burrata. The presentation is pretty impressive and it cost $32, perfect choice for date night! 


>>Thanksgiving Dinner; Thanksgiving Pizza


Fellini Pizzeria

This creative pizza makes its debut on a single day before Thanksgiving each year, but get this, it’s only available for 24 hours! On this pizza there is slow roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce on the side! Fellini takes orders weeks in advance. They can’t offer Thanksgiving  Dinner pie as a regular menu item because it takes them about a week of prep work to prepare for a single day of orders! 

>>Frito Pie; Chili Cheese Frito

Location: MILWAUKEE, WI & Other Locations

Ian’s Pizza

Ian’s pizza started as a by-the-slice-pizzeria serving hungry college kids from University of Wisconsin. Their monthly specials always had the weirdest options including the Frito pie! They make their own beef chili in house, spread that over the pie, topped with onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and of course crunchy Fritos! 

Would you dare try one of these strange pizza slices?! I definitely would! =)

Which one would you try?! 

Source: Thrillist.com

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