Marc Summers chews on the secrets behind bubble gum, from the traditional pink favorite to gumballs. Visits to Dubble Bubble, Concord Confections, Ice Cream World and Global Gumball.
Tap into the secrets behind beer with host Marc Summers. Get an inside look at the Great American Beer Fest and discover microbrews and homebrews. Plus, the ultimate can collection at the Museum of Beverage Containers.
Host Marc Summers goes nuts about donuts! Gather round for a square, jelly donut from the Doughnut Plant and watch Krispy Kremes being cranked out. Don't miss donut-flavored beer and a store where you design your own funky-flavored donuts. Also, travel to Mrs. Baird's for some of her addictive mini-donuts and visit a donut shop still making Spudnuts.
Wake up! It's time for Marc Summers to serve up secrets behind cereal. Find out what goes into making some of America's favorites and what goes into selling them.
Marc Summers is opening the bottle on Soda Pop with an inside look at Dr. Pepper and A&W Root Beer. Plus, an LA grocer who carries over 300 different types of soda and the Museum of Beverage Containers.
Ice Cream Unwrapped is a one-hour special that looks at the sweet and creamy facts about ice cream. From inventing a flavor at Ben and Jerry's Headquarters in Burlington, Vermont, to the exotic flavors of India at Bombay Ice Cream in San Francisco.
Get ready for a tasty bite as Marc Summers builds the ultimate burger show. Learn about the hamburger's origins and explore the secrets of the big chains, Wendy's, White Castle, and McDonalds. Plus, a pickle trip to Vlasic.
Build the ultimate sundae as Marc Summers goes behind the scenes of ice cream toppings. Learn about Bosco chocolate syrup, explore the world of chocolate sprinkles, maraschino cherries, the perfect banana split & the inventor of the "smoosh-in."
Featuring Potato of the Month Club; flakes to sticks, ice cream to vodka & even spud fudge; what makes Mr. Potato Head so collectible; meet a potato artist; the mysteries behind Bonzai potatoes; a dozen different ways a restaurant trims their taters.
From the Pillsbury Doughboy, Toucan Sam, the Hamburglar and the Jolly Green Giant, we'll unwrap the colorful characters used to sell some of our favorite treats. We'll watch how these ideas are marketed, and even discover what those old character give-aways are worth to collectors.
Marc Summers explores America's favorite summertime treats. Go behind-the-scenes of the frozen treats that cool us down, and the wacky grills and hot sauces that heat us up. Plus, discover how some summertime classics have become collectibles.
The biggest cookie factory? America's first drive-thru joint? The top selling candy bar? The world's largest potato chip? If you want to see the biggest, oldest, or the first -- tune it to this special record-breaking edition of Unwrapped.
Take a look at the history of the Idaho potato, visit one of the largest makers of fries and tater tots, taste some real Belgian fries in NYC, and take a tour of the Heinz factory.
From cranberry sauce to Jell-O mold and stuffing mix, the trip these thanksgiving favorites take to get to your table is a fascinating one. We'll uncover the secrets behind these holiday staples -- more candied yams with mini marshmallows, anyone?
First we take you to a classic Hollywood theatre for the history of movie munchies. Next, we look at the making of Dots and Junior Mints. Then, get the twist of the Twizzler and the naming of Mike&Ike. Last, we find out what's in a Whopper.
Marc Summers creeps behind the scenes of spooky but sweet snacks. From gruesome gummis to scary suckers, to was fangs and traditional treats. Plus, watch as marshmallow Peeps transform into bats and ghosts.
From beans to bar, explore the history of this sweet treat. Featuring the Hershey factory that makes Kisses, a real life tour of Candy land, the All-Candy Expo, the making of such chocolatey treats as the Milk Duds, the Tootsie Roll and miniature bars.
In this episode Marc Summers licks the secrets behind Lollipops. Featuring the hidden charms of the Blow-Pop, the fearful Skull Pops, finding how many licks it takes to the center of the Tootsie Pop?, the Dum Dum Pop mystery and lollipop sculpture.
Join host Marc Summers as he explores treats for the most romantic day of the year. See how chocolate is molded into hearts, mixed with champagne, slathered over strawberries and boxed up into the classic Whitman's Sampler, and more.
Join host Marc Summers as he looks at the sweet and creamy facts about ice cream. From inventing a flavor at Ben and Jerry's Headquarters in Burlington, Vermont, to the exotic flavors of India at Bombay Ice Cream in San Francisco.
Join Marc Summers as he unwraps the secrets of the world of snacking, American style. From Hostess Twinkies to Krispy Kreme doughnuts, with stops at Wise Cheez Doodles, popcorn, Moon Pies, Beef Jerky, Fruit Pies, and more.
Find out why animal crackers are not cookies; the dark secret behind vanilla wafer; jars that are more valuable than the cookies inside; how chocolate chips are made; find out how a company delivers fresh cookies: the surprise inside the fortune cookie.
Marc Summers gets a taste of how coffee is made at Boyd's coffee company, learns about chicory at Cafe du Monde, visits the Boston Coffeecake factory & learn the secrets behind decaf at Swiss Water.
The fruit is the thing on tonight's Unwrapped. Visit the Jelly Belly bean factory to find out the secret of their multiple fruity flavors, In St. Louis, LaMars creates the perfect Jelly donut. Plus, discover the mysterious process behind the gummi bear, a look at the making of fruit leather & the chocolate covered cherry.
Marc Summers opens the secrets behind the easiest desserts with the history behind Jell-o, how Duncan Hines develops new cakes, visit the Jiffy factory & see how Mrs. Smith makes their pies with the secrets to making them seem like homemade.
Dig deep into the cereal box to reveal the history of the Cereal and candy Premiums, collecting Welch's Jelly Jars, visit the Cracker Jack Convention and the McDonald's Collectible Convention & unwrap the Mallo Cup gold coin promotion.
Join host Marc Summers for a full hour of cookies. Find out how animal crackers, sugar cookies and ginger snaps are made. Get a bite out of a spicy cookie called sparks, a jelly filled Pepperidge farm treat. Then see how cookies are combined into ice cream and candy. Plus, take a look at how the world's largest cookie is created and discover how chocolate chips and fortune cookies come together
The network famous for "unwrapping" the secrets of America’s favorite snack foods turns the cameras on itself! In this one-hour special Marc Summers does what he does best, and "unwraps" the Food Network. Marc takes viewers behind-the-scenes on hit series like Everyday Italian, Unwrapped and Emeril Live, revealing what it really takes to put these shows on the air. A visit with the Food Network Kitchens and their executive chefs reveals the constant challenge of keeping eye-popping food a constant on the ever-growing network.
What surprise can bring Paula Deen's kitchen to a standstill? How do Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Alton Brown prepare for the crazy days on Iron Chef America? What unusual items inspire Sandra Lee's colorful and creative ideas for Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee? And what little touch of home makes Tyler Florence love his Ultimate set so much? These secrets and many more are revealed when Marc Summers goes "backstage" at Paula Deen's Savannah Georgia home, to the sets of Tyler Florence and Sandra Lee, and the ultimate place of mystery - Iron Chef's Kitchen Stadium. All of your behind-the-scenes questions are answered when Marc visits some of Food Network's biggest stars!
Happy Holidays - It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you like to indulge in delicious holiday treats. Host Marc Summers will discover once and for all what is in Grandma's Fruitcake and why it enjoys such a special reputation. We'll see how Spanglers makes millions of candy canes every day while still producing some parts by hand. Of course we don't neglect the main dish-Glazed Honey Hams are sweetened and torched in a process you have to see to believe. Also, what's the story behind "gelt," those chocolate coins encased in bright foil? In an hour special, we'll deck the halls with everything from Korbel champagne to Sara Lee pumpkin pie, from peanut brittle to amazing gingerbread houses.
From french fries to corn dogs, potato skins to appetizers, Unwrapped celebrates America's deep feelings for all things deep-fried! We'll see how McDonalds creates their famous french fries, from potato field to crispy side dish. Schwan's puts their mini-corndogs through an acrobatic dance to coat the much-loved snacks. TGIF brings their potato skins into potato chip form, and Cheesecake Factory turns mac & cheese into a fried ball of joy. All this and much more (how does deep-fried pizza sound!) on a special hour-long, batter-dipped, sizzling edition of Unwrapped.
A cornucopia of Thanksgiving favorites, all stuffed into one special Unwrapped! What's on our holiday table? The secrets to sides like Pepperidge Farm's stuffing and Ocean Spray cranberry sauce. If you can't decide between turkey or duck or chicken, "turduchen" stuffs them all into one big bird! The Jolly Green Giant's veggies are favorites but did you know the big guy wasn't always green and he wasn't always a giant? Also we visit Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts to see what really was (and wasn't) on the first Thanksgiving table. And save room for dessert-we've got Marie Callender's pies and Reddi-wip. All this plus muffins and mashers and much much more on a special hour-long "Turkey & Trimmings" edition of Unwrapped.
Whether you're in the stands, tailgating from the parking lot, or cheering from the couch, these are the snacks that sports fans love! We're scoring with big league treats like Frito's Scoops-did you know one small bag contains more than five ears of corn! Hormel uses an 80-foot cooking tower that breaks through the factory roof to make their world-famous chili. And we'll see how Big's Sunflower Seeds sends 25,000 pounds of seeds through the sorter every hour! Hot dogs and buns, cotton candy and peanuts-no matter which team you're rooting for, these Game Day Goodies are winners!
If there's a chill in air or you just need that comforting pick-me-up, we have the feel-good foods for you. We'll warm your insides with mashed potatoes, southern biscuits, and the best potpies. How much do we like Lay's Potato Chips? Frito-Lay goes through 12 tons of potatoes every hour just to make them! Or if you want a cool favorite-how about chocolate and peanut butter ice cream made as only Haagen Dazs can, at the rate of half a million cups a day. Who makes the best cinnamon rolls this side of Gramma--some think they come from a small but tasty bakery in New York City. It's everything we love to warm up our insides and brighten our spirits on a special hour-long "Comfy Cozy" Unwrapped special!
We're hoppin' down the bunny trail celebrating the sweet and savory favorites from the Easter holiday! We start with Palmer's Chocolate Bunnies-did you know that three-quarters of us start by biting off the ears? We also love our bunnies in the form of pasta by Annie's Homegrown, and Bunny Tracks Ice Cream by (who else?) Blue Bunny. Of course our "Easter Basket" wouldn't be complete without Peeps-but now the marshmallow favorites have been dipped in another beloved confection! Plus, we'll see how Easter hams get their special flavor, see one of the country's top egg decorators, and sample Easter cakes both large and small. Marc Summers hosts a special hour-long celebration of our favorite Spring holiday-"Easter Basket" Unwrapped.
Coca Cola. Girl Scout Cookies. Twinkies. There are some foods that are just part of the American experience-on a special one-hour Unwrapped, we explore these "All-American Eats." For the first time, Coca Cola opens its doors to our cameras to reveal the secrets of America's #1 soft drink. With 500 million Twinkies coming off the line each year, we'll answer the question-how do they get that filling into those tiny cakes? If you grew up with Nestle Drumsticks, you might want to hear the new way they're making 'em even more tasty! Plus, we'll get all red, white and blue over Hungry Jack, Starbucks, Little Debbie and Jack Daniels! Marc Summers hosts "All-American Eats" on Unwrapped.
When the summer sun heats up the beach or the pool, Super Summer Snacks are there to refresh. From ice cream to Kool-Aid, host Marc Summers cools us off with warm weather favorites. What would you do for a Klondike bar? The Klondike folks freeze 20,000 pounds of chocolate a day to make their ice cream bars! We all love A&W Root Beer, but you might be surprised by the unusual way the company cleans the bottles. We'll see the secrets behind Wendy's Frosty -- it's been the same drink for 40 years, since when Dave Thomas sold the first one for 35 cents. From cole slaw to tortilla chips, grilled steaks to the Coleman cooler, we'll learn the secrets behind America's favorite summer foods -- Super Summer Snacks on Unwrapped.
When there are stockings on the mantel and eggnog in your cup, it must be the holiday season. Marc Summers hosts Holiday Helpings, an Unwrapped special, celebrating the best treats from this festive time of the year. Dove Chocolate Discoveries brings a holiday party into your home, and the special guest is chocolate! Do you know the difference between yams and sweet potatoes? The folks at Bruce's know the surprising distinction. We'll find out why the ugliest pumpkins make the best pie and what gives gingerbread its dark color (hint: it's not the ginger). From sparkling wine to vanilla to Sara Lee Cheesecake, it's our naughty and nice seasonal favorites: Holiday Helpings on Unwrapped.