I was today years old when I learned…
European chocolate generally tastes better because it’s required by law to have a higher percentage of milk fats and dry milk solids.
Hershey’s chocolate gets its unique flavor from butyric acid — an acid that makes chocolate last longer on shelves but gives it a “tangy” flavor that many Europeans find totally off-putting.
A few years ago, Nabisco redesigned its iconic animal crackers box cover after receiving criticism from PETA.
You won’t actually find many fortune cookies in mainland China.
You know those loofahs you used to lather yourself with in the shower? They’re actually grown in gourds.
President John Adams — who lived to 90 years old — drank about a quarter pint of cider every morning.
Straight whiskey is actually clear — and gets its color from the oak barrels in which it’s aged.
Pineapples take two to three years to grow.
And by the way, did you know a single pineapple is actually made up of up to 200 flowers that bloomed and formed a single mass?
Bananas looked very different before humans domesticated them into the sweet, peelable fruits they now are.
Green Haribo gummy bears are actually strawberry-flavored in the U.S. — and apple-flavored in the UK and Germany.
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