Yes, yes, we all know the cake is a lie. But that’s not the only fabricated food out there. Check these out:
Reese’s Pieces Contain No Peanut Butter
The candy makers really wanted to put peanut butter inside those candy shells, but it just didn’t work out. It seemed the oil from the Peanut Butter would leak out and cause the candy to be soft and mushy.
Instead a peanut flavored penuche was developed to put inside the candy shell.
Bonus Fact: Reese’s Pieces are 50% orange, 25% Brown, and 25% yellow.
Sugar Free Tic Tacs are Mostly Sugar
Tic Tacs advertise on their packaging they are sugar free, yet they’re mostly sugar. How can they get away with it? Well, US law dictates that any food that contains less than .5 g of sugar can claim to be sugar free. Since one serving is one Tic Tac, and one Tic Tac weighs less than .5 g it’s all fine in the eyes of the law.
Fortune Cookies are Not Chinese
It’s disputed where the cookies came from, but the most popular story is it was created here in America by Japanese immigrants.
In the early 90’s, Wonton Food, the biggest maker of Fortune Cookies tried to expand their market into China. It was a failure because the Chinese found Fortune Cookies to be too american.