What Are Pork Rinds, Exactly?
Pork rinds are tasty and addictive, but there’s a good chance you might not know what’s actually in this protein-packed...
This Is the Difference Between Jam and Jelly
Jam, jelly, preserves, marmalade—we have a lot of terms for fruit spread, but do you know how they differ?
What to Know About Starbucks Cup Sizes in 2022
Have you ever wondered why you have to order a tall, grande, or venti latte at Starbucks, instead of the...
What Is Cold Brew Coffee, Exactly?
Java fans around the country are abuzz about cold brew coffee. Here's what makes it so magical—and how you can...
This Is the Secret Ingredient Behind the Addictive Flavor of McDonald’s Fries
There's one ingredient in McDonald's fries that makes them so dang addictive—and it's not the salt. Find out what really...
Sorbet vs. Sherbet: What’s the Difference?
Sugar? Milk? Cream? We've got the full scoop on what separates these tasty frozen treats.
Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? We Attempt to Settle the Debate
Hot dog, wiener, frankfurter—call it what you want, but according to some culinary experts, you shouldn't call it a sandwich.
The 18 Things Chefs Buy at Costco
We all know how great the deals can be at Costco—so it should come as no surprise that professional chefs...
12 Things You Think Are Cheaper at Aldi but Aren’t
Shopping at Aldi is generally gentle on your wallet...but not every item on their shelves is a bargain. Here's what...
What Is American Cheese, Exactly?
It may be an American classic, but there’s a good chance that you don’t actually know what’s in this processed...
What Is Margarine, Exactly?
We have the scoop on what’s actually in margarine…and the surprisingly fascinating story of how this butter substitute was invented.
What Is Bubble Tea, Exactly?
Here's everything you ever wanted to know about boba, the fun and customizable Taiwanese bubble tea.
What Those Colored Circles on Food Packages Actually Mean
Wondering what those colored circles on food packages really mean? The answer is more technical than you might think.
What Are Marshmallows, Exactly?
This isn't just a puff piece! We're getting to the bottom of the bag to find the answer to one...
What Are Hot Dogs Made Of, Exactly?
We get to the bottom of what goes into hot dog production, and learn about all the ingredients. Hint: It's...
Is Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable?
Turns out, there's both a botanical and a legal definition for what makes a food a fruit or a vegetable.
Why Are There 10 Hot Dogs in a Pack but Only 8 Buns?
I'll never understand why this wasn't fixed a long time ago!