Snack Facts

Posted on by Jack Johnson

The only thing more captivating than our favorite crispy, crunchy, chewy and sweet snack treats are these mesmerizing tidbits and facts that we have dug up for you. So let’s go have a look at these hidden and crazy facts we never knew about our favorite snack brands.

Did you know?

Oreo: 

The cookie-to-cream ratio of an original Oreo cookie is always 71 percent to 29 percent without a fail.

Doritos:

The name of these addictive chips is derived from the word "Doradito" which means "little bits of gold." Maybe Doritos are more precious than we had actually thought!!

Pop-Tarts 

Turns out Pop-Tarts are not named after the way they pop out of your toaster. Actually, the name was inspired by the pop art movement and the creations of artists like Andy Warhol.

Pringles 

The man who created Pringles requested his family that they must bury part of his cremated remains in the iconic Pringles Can when he has died. His children fulfilled his wish.

Oh! And also, that little man on the Pringles Can that we all have always known and loved? His name is Julius. Julius Pringle.

Ben & Jerry's 

The employees who work for Ben & Jerry's are allowed to take home up to three pints of ice cream each day. This is what we call office perks!

Nutella:

A pastry maker, Pietro Ferrero, created Nutella during World War II when he combined hazelnuts and chocolate to stretch his cocoa stock.

Skittles:

Did you know that Skittles were originated in Britain? They were only available in the U.K. for five years before being introduced to the Northern America in 1979. Now it is the second most popular candy in the U.S.A.

Cinnamon Toast Crunchies: 

Sugary cereals are very tough to resist for everyone, and Cinnamon Toast Crunchies are without a doubt the most addictive of them all. It is the most popular cereal in 54 percent of US and even holds the title of being Taylor Swift's favorite.


Starburst: 

The individually wrapped fruit chews that we know as Starburst were originally called Opal Fruits.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos: 

A janitor invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos by sprinkling chili power on his crunchy snacks. He presented the idea to the executives and has since become an executive VP at PepsiCo's North American division.

Oreo:

Oreo has been the best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912 with more than 450 billion purchased over the years.

M&M's:

Soldiers in the Spanish Civil War who ate pieces of chocolate covered it in sugar coating. This idea inspired Forrest Mars to manufacture M&M's with a shell to prevent them from melting.

Lay's:

Making our favorite potato chips requires a whole lot of potatoes. A Frito-Lay plant in Georgia has reported cooking almost 1 million pounds of potatoes every day to make an average of 175,000 boxes of Lay's Chips.

Hershey's Chocolate:

Hershey's flagship chocolate-making facility in Hershey, PA makes out around 70 million foil-wrapped Kisses Chocolates every day.

Haribo Gummy Bears:

Do not judge a bear by its color! Haribo's green Gummy Bears are actually strawberry flavored (while we thought they would be Apple), and the white ones are actually Pineapple flavored.

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