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Five food items that were invented by accident

Five food items that were invented by accident|

Have you ever heard of accidental food items? If you have not, you should.

Here are the food items that came into being accidentally.

Chocolate Chip Cookies:

In Whitman, Mass, at the Toll House Inn, Ruth was making preparing the chocolate cookies when she suddenly realized that she is out of baking chocolate. She broke a semi-sweet chocolate bar into tiny prices and added them to the mixture hoping that they will melt and have the same effect as that of baking chocolate. When she baked the cookies, the chocolate did not melt, leaving the cookies with little chips of chocolate. The gained popularity and Ruth started selling the chocolate chip cookies.

Potato Chips:

One day a customer at Moon Lake Lodge in Saratoga Springs, New York, declined to eat French fries he ordered because they were too thick for him. George Crum, the chef fried a thinner batch of French fries, but even that did not satisfy the diner. He asked for a thinner batch. Crum decided to make diner learn a lesson. He took a potato, sliced it as finely as possible and fried it. They became so hard that it was impossible to cut them with a fork. The customer had them anyhow and loved it. Shortly, other diners also started asking for them.

Popsicles (Ice Lolly)

One day, in winters, Frank Epperson (An 11 year old kid) was trying to make a soda pop by dissolving soda powder in water. He left the bucket with the mixture outside, by mistake. Because of the cold air, the mixture froze solid, with the stirring stick (wooden) standing straight up. But it tasted great, so he started selling them for 5 cents each. He initially named them Epperson Icicles, but the name was later changed to popsicles.


The Earl of Sandwich was very fond of gambling. He did not want to eat something which could stop him from gambling even for a few minutes. So, he asked for some food to be stuffed between the slices of bread, which he could eat while gambling. Ever since, the sandwich gained mass popularity.

Ice Cream Cones:

At the St. Louis World’s Fair, Ernest Hamwi was selling Syrian pastry when an ice cream seller standing nearby ran out of dishes. To facilitate him, Hamwi rolled some pastry into a cone to carry the ice cream inside it. Since then, the ice cream became a huge success. However, Italo Marchiony (an Italian immigrant) claims that more than he invented the ice cream cone.

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