12 Foods You Love That Were Invented By Mistake

Posted by Muk Khatri in Food On 20th August 2018

Some of life’s greatest inventions were actually accidents, and we couldn’t be more grateful for these accidental food inventions. From a frozen treat to flaked wheat, here are TWELVE famous foods that are invented by mistake.

#1 POPSICLES

At only 11 years old, Frank Epperson accidentally invented this frozen treat in 1905 when he left his stirring stick in a cup of soda on his front porch overnight.

#2 CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn, used a Nestle bar instead of baking chocolate in her cookies one night. To her surprise, the chocolate held its shape, and her recipe went on to be featured on the Betty Crocker radio show.

#3 ICE CREAM CONES

At the 1904 World,s Fair in St.Louis, the ice cream vendor ran out of dishes - but the vendor next to him, who was making waffle like pastries, saved the day by turning his food into cones to hold the frozen treat.

#4 YOGURT

Around 5000 B.C., milk was transported in sacks made from animal stomachs. As historical rumor would have it, the bacteria combined with the acid in the bags, turning the milk into the world's first yogurt!

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