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Just about everyone is strapped for money, time or both. These food tips will help you learn how to save money at the grocery store, keep food fresh for longer and give you a better understanding of all your ingredients.

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Why Is Saffron So Expensive?

Is saffron really more expensive than gold?

This Is Why Coke Tastes Better at McDonald’s Than Anywhere Else

It's not in your head. It actually is different than other fountain sodas.

This Is the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Here's when and why you would choose each of these pantry staples.

Here’s Why Sprite at McDonald’s Tastes So Good

While McDonald's Sprite trends on Twitter yet again, a franchise owner and a sensory scientist explain why the lemon-lime soda...

What Is a Macchiato, Exactly?

Lattes, cappuccinos, cortados…Coffee shop menus can require a dictionary (and translator) to read. If you've ever wondered what a macchiato...

The Delicious History of Pizza

Not only is pizza one of the most popular foods in the world, but it also has a fascinating history.

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...

The History of Ice Cream, One of the World’s Oldest Desserts

When a food has been around this long, it can be hard to separate fact from folklore. We tapped food...

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...

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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...

What Is Umami, Exactly?

You know sweet and salty, sour, and bitter. But do you know what umami is?

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.

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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...

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15 Things You Should Always Buy at Aldi

Run, don't walk, over to Aldi for some amazing deals.

Peeps Is Dropping 6 Brand-New Flavors in 2022—and We Can’t Pick a Favorite

It's time to keep an eye out for your favorite marshmallow chicks! But be prepared for a hunt, because some...

What Is White Chocolate, Exactly?

Are the rumors that it's not really chocolate true?

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23 Secrets Costco’s Free Sample Employees Wish You Knew

Yes, we see you coming back for seconds.

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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 Is Caviar, Exactly?

If you've ever wondered what caviar actually is, you're in the right place. Here's the scoop on those tiny fish eggs...

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 Is Sashimi, Exactly?

News flash: Sashimi and sushi are not the same thing.

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...