Would You Believe These 10 Food Items Were Invented Accidentally!

Published on   Jul 07, 2022

"The name of the greatest of all inventors is accident." The speaker is an American author named Mark Twain. It is true that many of the world's most important discoveries were made by chance. The great inventions like x-ray machine, safety glass, matches, microwave oven etc., are the result of accidental and unintentional series of activities. But do you know that there are food items that are most commonly consumed by people and are result of accidental invention. So let us learn about 10 food items that were invented accidentally.

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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Cookies with chocolate chips are a favourite of both children and adults. In truth, Ruth Graves Wakefield accidently created the chocolate chip cookie in 1930. Our beloved chocolate chip cookie was created when Ruth set out to make a batch of Chocolate Butter Drop Do cookies but ran out of baker's chocolate. As a substitute, she incorporated broken pieces of a Nestlé chocolate bar.

 

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Potato Chips

 

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George Crum, a chef, created the first potato chip in 1853. According to legend, chef Crum accidentally created potato chips in response to a customer's complaint that the fried potatoes at Moon Lake House in Saratoga Springs were not thin enough despite being repeatedly sliced thin. Then he made the decision to slice the last batch of potatoes as finely as possible before frying, salting, and delivering them to the customer. The client adored them, and we created the first batch of potato chips ever.

 

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Popsicles

 

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Immensely popular among children this ice pop is actually invented by an 11 year old kid named Frank Epperson in 1905. One summer day Epperson left his mixed soda and water with a stick into it and then forgot the drink resulting it to remain outside in the cold night. The next morning when he got out, Epperson found his drink frozen inside the glass with wooden stick into it. He named his discovery “Epsicle” but later he changed it to “popsicle”.

 

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Beer

 

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According to legend, Mesopotamians were the first to discover the widely consumed beverage "beer" some ten thousand years ago. When they tried to keep grains for their bread during the time of the invention, the wetness of their storage spaces led to grain fermentation. When a few Mesopotamians were bold enough to try the beverage, "beer" was created.

 

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 Ice cream cones

 

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The ice cream cone was invented in 1904 at Louis world’s Fair by Ernest A. Hamwi. Ice-cream cone was discovered when an ice cream vendor at the fair ran out of the bowl to serve ice cream in. After seeing this vendor next to him who was selling waffles, came with the idea of spinning the waffle into cone like shape for the ice cream. The idea of serving ice cream into cone like waffle seem compelling to customer and we can see how ice cream cone has made its way to our heart.

 

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Coca Cola

 

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Coca-cola was created in Atlanta by American chemist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. Pemberton had an injury during the Battle of Columbus, which caused him to develop a morphine addiction. Pemberton conducted research and experiments on painkillers that could treat his addiction without the use of drugs. He eventually succeeded in making syrup from coca leaves and coca wines following multiple tries. He gave the syrup the name Pemberton's French wine Coca, but due to the prohibition on alcohol, a non-alcoholic version of the wine was eventually created and given the name COCA-COLA.

 

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Worcestershire sauce

 

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In the English town of Worchester in 1835, Worcestershire sauce was unintentionally created. Lord Marcus Sandy, the former governor of Bengal, India, developed a craving for his favourite Indian sauce upon his return to England. He asked drugstore owners John Lea and William Perrins to recreate it, but due to the sauce's overpowering odour of fish and vegetables, they chose to store it in the basement and completely forgot about it for two years. The sauce's flavour was altered by the maturing process, and customers took to it right away.

 

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 Cheese Puffs/curls

 

 

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The history of cheese puff invention is a very peculiar and strange one. Cheese curls were unintentionally created by the Flakall Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, a producer of animal feed, in 1935. To prevent the grinder from clogging, the personnel there feed damp maize into it. An employee at the company named Edward Wilson decided to take some of the fluffy ribbons of moist cornmeal home and make the first cheese puffs by flavouring it.

 

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Nachos

 

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An unintentional cuisine was created during World War II and is now widely adored worldwide. Ignacio Anaya, a maître at the Victory Club restaurant in Piedras Negras, Mexico, close to Fort Duncan, had the opportunity to host a group of hangry American soldier wives. As an appetiser, Anaya chose to top a platter of totopos with grated cheese and thinly sliced jalapenos. After Anaya's pet moniker of nacho, the food was given the name "Nachos."

 

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Kellogg’s cereal

 

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The most popular breakfast food, corn flakes, was really discovered by mistake. In an effort to create a dietary item that would prevent masturbation in the 19th century, John Harvey Kellogg and his brother Will Keith Kellogg mistakenly let the wheat to dry out and flaked it once dry to develop wheat flakes. Will Keith Kellogg opted to experiment after the discovery in 1906 by switching from wheat to corn and marketing it alone to create the ever-green breakfast alternative corn flakes.

 

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So these were top 10 food items that were accidentally invented, but the list does not stop here, there are many more food items and other things that are result of accidents that changed the world.

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