The Hidden Detail on the Baskin Robbins Logo You’ve Never Noticed
Can you spot the Baskin Robbins logo's clever "secret"?
Starbucks Wants to Quit Paper Cups—Here’s How Your Coffee Order Will Change
Starbucks disposable cups might be on the way out by 2025.
Coke Zero vs. Diet Coke: What’s the Difference?
Do Coke Zero and Diet Coke have the same ingredients and same flavor? You might be surprised by the results...
Where Does Vanilla Flavoring Come From?
Get to know vanilla flavoring and its tricky twin, artificial vanilla flavor.
What Is Corn Syrup, Exactly?
Here's the scoop on one of the most commonly used ingredients in processed foods.
The Surprising History of the Humble Hamburger
The hamburger origin story takes a long path over oceans and across continents to become the beloved sandwich we know...
This Is Why Milk and Cookies Taste So Darn Good Together
The reason you love milk and cookies so much? Delicious chemical reactions in your mouth you had no idea were...
What Is Wasabi, Exactly?
If you’ve ever wondered what’s actually in wasabi and why it’s so spicy, you’re in the right place.
This Is the Difference Between Bread Flour vs. All-Purpose Flour
So long, baking confusion! We're breaking down exactly when and how to use bread flour vs. all-purpose flour.
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets
Learn how heart attacks and onion snacks led to one of the chain's best-selling items of all time.
What Are Cheese Curds, Exactly?
Midwesterners gobble up this fan-favorite food, but cheese lovers everywhere should experience the joy of squeaky cheese curds.
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.
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?
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...
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.