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An Icee has no ice in it. The ingredients are water, carbonation and flavor.

Black Jack Gum was the first flavored gum sold in the United States.

It takes 50,000,000 (50 million) mustard seeds to make one bottle of French's Mustard.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will continuously float to the top then sinking to the bottom

Powered non-dairy creamer is flammable.

Raw honey does not spoil.

Its inventor choose the name "7-Up" because he had already rejected six other names for the soda.

Frito means "fried" in Spanish.

When it was first produced, Coca Cola was green.

Chop suey was not invented in China, but in New York City.

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Fast food has been around since ancient Roman times when vendors sold food ready to eat from stalls along the streets.

China is second only to the United States in fast food consumption.

In 1961, McDonald's opened Hamburger University, its training school, in Oak Brook, Illinois.

For its Egg McMuffins, McDonald's uses 2,000,000,000 (2 billion) eggs a year.

A scientist in Australia concluded that the preservatives in a Big Mac are quite adequate. He put one in a drawer, left it, and came back a year later to find that it had not a speck of mold. But since the bun was hard, he put it in a microwave with a cup of water, then ate it.

Americans eat around 18 acres of pizza a day.

French fries originated in Belgium.

Kentucky Fried Chichen has 11 spices.  Col. Sanders once served it at a dinner party and realized he had a winner.

Col. Sanders was bestowed the honorary title of Col. in the 1930's by the state of Kentucky.

Col. Sanders once wore a white suit to a function and had several people tell him how much he stood out in the crowd with that suit.  He wore it every day after that, even when working in the kitchen.

Pez makes their candy in a coffee flavor.

Right handed people tend to chew on the right side of their mouth, while left handed people chew more on their left side.

In the US, you can find almost 800 different brands of bottled water.

In Iceland, people consume more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

Those who drink coffee are less likely to commit suicide than people who don't.

In the United Kingdom, Indian restaurants employ more people than mining, shipbuilding and steel making combined.

On average, the British eat about 2.2 curry dishes each week. They spend £2.8 billion on curry dishes every year!

Krispy Kreme does not advertise.

Juice can be labeled "All Natural" even if it has only 10-20% juice. The water is natural.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

An apple does a better job of waking you up in the morning than coffee.

It takes 8-10 seconds for food to travel down your esophagus.

Soy sauce is one of the oldest condiments in the world.


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