Delish offers these weird snack facts you never knew about your favorite snack brands:
  • 5.5 billion pounds of peanuts are grown in the United States and 10% of those peanuts end up in Jif peanut butter jars.
  • Ruffles are made with ridges to make them sturdier than other chips. They're also the official chip of the NBA.
  • Fruit Roll-Ups launched temporary tongue tattoo rolls in the 2000's.
  • Ralston Purina introduced the first version of Chex Mix in 1985. Yes, the same Ralston Purina that sells dog food.
  • The cookie-to-creme ratio of an original Oreo cookie is always, without fail, 71 percent to 29 percent.
  • The name of Doritos chips is derived from the word "Doradito," meaning "little bits of gold."
  • Turns out Pop-Tarts aren't named after the way they pop out of your toaster - the name was inspired by the pop art movement and the creations of artists like Andy Warhol.
  • That little man on the Pringles can you've always known and loved? His name is Julius.
  • The cheap, instant Ramen noodles we relied on as college students were invented to fulfill demand for the beloved soup during World War II food shortages in Japan.
  • Did you know that Skittles originated in Britain? They were only available in the U.K. for five years before being introduced to North America in 1979. Now it's the second most popular candy in the U.S.
  • The individually wrapped fruit chews that we know as Starburst were originally called Opal Fruits.
  • A janitor invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos by sprinkling chili power on the traditional crunchy variety.
  • The Good Humor company is credited with being the first to create ice cream pops.
  • Back in the 1930s, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups only cost one cent apiece, which explains why they were originally called "penny cups." Inflation brought a quick change to that.
  • Juicy Fruit actually hit the market before Wrigley's classic Spearmint, and it's still the number one fruit gum brand in the U.S.


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