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Season 2 2002 - 2003

  • 2002-07-09T01:00:00Z on Food Network
  • 30 mins
  • 17 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

Ever wondered where the tiny marshmallows in your breakfast cereal came from? Have we got a show for you! Each week, Unwrapped uncovers behind-the-scenes details on classic American food, from peanut butter and chocolate syrup to French fries and bubblegum. Join host Marc Summers as he explores the test kitchens and the secrets behind lunch box treats, soda pop, movie candy, and more. Unwrapped--the show for everyone who's ever worn a pair of wax lips. Specials run times are 60 minutes.

35 episodes

2x01 Hot Stuff Unwrapped

  • Season Premiere

    2002-07-09T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Host Marc Summers reveals how spicy foods pack their punch. Find out the secrets of Mr. & Mrs. T's Bloody Mary mix, take a trip to see how scorching sauces are made. Finally, a chocolate cowgirl with a kick and a sugary ball of fire. Can you stand it?

2x02 Movie Snacks Unwrapped 2

  • 2002-06-11T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Get the inside information on theater concessions with a look at a machine that will pop the perfect kernel, chocolate-covered raisins, the world of M&M collectibles, and much more.

2x03 Carnivals Unwrapped

  • 2002-06-18T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers takes a look at Carnival Food from what it takes to be a cotton candy craftsman to secret behinds Auntie Anne's twisted pretzels. Plus learn how salt-water taffy is concocted at the Atlantic City Boardwalk and a trip to the Funnel Cake factory.

2x04 Drive-Ins Unwrapped

  • 2002-06-04T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Put it in park and watch as Marc Summers reveals the history of the drive-in. From quirky car hop stops to the very first drive-in that is still operating today Motor on down to the Varsity drive-in & a look at drive-in movie intermission ads.

2x05 Pizza Unwrapped

  • 2002-06-25T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Take a cross-country pizzeria tour from the first pizzeria in America locate in NY to the "windy city" for a look at what makes a pizza "Chicago-style". And visit the California Pizza Kitchen & Find out how your pizza can be "designer" as we learn the secrets behind flavored frozen dough.

2x06 Minty Treats

  • 2002-08-06T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Find out how Starlight Mints get their classic red and white pattern. Learn the history of Mint Patties and Mint Pearles. Watch as minty taffy is stretched to perfection, and see what gives mint chocolate chip ice cream its punch.

2x07 Chewy Gooey Treats

  • 2002-09-10T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Join host Marc Summers as he bites into the stories behind caramels and nougats. Plus, take a trip down memory lane with an inside look at Abba Zabba candy bars and Sugar Daddies, and find out the secrets to making Trident.

2x08 Penny Candy

  • 2002-08-13T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Visit the days of penny candy. Check out an old-time candy store right in the heart of NYC. Witness the creation of lollipops and Squirrel Nut Zippers, and learn the twists that go into Barber Pole Candies. Plus, find out the history behind Brach's.

2x09 Cocktail

  • 2002-08-20T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Learn the stories behind retro drinks, and find out how the margarita got its name. Explore how tiki became a part of cocktail culture. Take a look at beernuts and an official Chex Mix Day celebration.

2x10 Oldies But Goodies

  • 2002-08-27T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers explores the candy of yesteryear. From Boston Baked Beans to Root Beer Barrels to Charms, take an inside look at how these are made. Learn the history of the Clark Bar. Check out an amazing collection of candy spanning a century.

2x11 Melting Pot

  • 2002-09-17T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc looks at the foreign foods that have become American favorites. Witness a matzo ball eating contest, find out what gives wasabi its kick, and cool off with a refreshing look at Italian ice. Discover the secrets to churros and blintzes.

2x12 Energy Boosts

  • 2002-09-24T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers is full of energy. Find out the secrets behind Powerbar, and the many ways trail mix gets mixed up. Look at juice to find out what kinds of kick get added in. Plus, visit the Gatorate lab to learn about the science of sweat.

2x13 Chocolate Covered

  • 2002-10-22T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Watch as this treasured treat is layered onto donuts, cherries, pretzels and oreos. Take a fresh look at the making of Andes Mints. Then, sink into luxury with a visit to the Hershey Spa.

2x14 FUDGE

  • 2003-02-11T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers dives into the decadent world of fudge. Watch the making of frozen fudge bars, fudge brownies and Hot Fudge. Take a nostalgic look at fudge right from New Jersey's boardwalk, and wrangle some animal crackers with a new fudgey coating.

2x15 Sandwiches

  • 2002-10-01T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Join Host Marc Summers as he reveals the secrets stuffed into sandwiches. See the making of Ice Cream Sandwiches, snack-size sandwich cakes, sandwich crackers, and sandwich cookies. Plus, learn the history of Subway and check out a condiment contest.

2x16 Retro

  • 2002-10-08T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Join Host Marc Summers as he unwraps some classic retro treats. Visit a restaurant specializing in cuisine you remember as a kid, find out how candy buttons are made, and the secrets behind Screaming Yellow Zonkers.

2x17 Cheez

  • 2002-10-01T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Host Marc Summers is taking an inside look at the fun side of fromage. See the making of classic cheesy snacks - - like Cheese Doodles, Cheese Popcorn and orange Cheese Crackers. Plus, learn the story behind Velveeta, Cheese Whiz and EZ Cheese.

2x18 Stadium Snax

  • 2002-10-15T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

It's your ticket behind-the-scenes of Super Pretzels, Cracker Jack, and the Hamburger Hall of Fame. Plus, discover some rare candy classics from ballgames of yesteryear. And check out what is stepping up to the plates at ballparks today.

2x19 Chips

  • no air date — 30 mins

Join Marc Summers as he goes from chip classics like Shearer's to Terra Chip! He unwraps the secret behind the Chip of the Month Club along the way. Visit the Pringles lab and see a new spin on the sweet and salty combo...the chocolate covered chip.

2x20 Faux French

  • 2002-11-12T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers travels to French toast restaurant and then learn the origin of the waffle fry. Unwrapped those crunchy onion toppings, and see what goes into French Dressing, the French Chew, and French Bread.

2x21 Bizarro

  • 2002-10-01T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Get ready for a walk on the wild side as host Marc Summers looks at the bizarre side of food. Visit a strange superstore, bite into cockroaches, take a look at a collection of burnt food, and belly up for a taste of deep-fried twinkies.

2x22 Hold Everything

  • 2002-11-19T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Hold it! Don't miss this episode that gets the skinny on the foods and their container counterparts. We find a mustard pot collector who knows cute from kitchy and a picnic basket company that is like no other. Plus, learn the secrets that go into creating cans. And what about containers you can chew? Find out the secrets behind ice cream cones and tortillas.

2x23 Mini Mouthfuls

  • 2002-11-26T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

We start off at M&M's World followed by a trip to the Lance cracker factory. Think you know the facts about treats like Mini Bomb Pops, Red Hots, and Munchkins? Think again. And meet a woman whose hobby is to create mini's out of clay!

2x24 Food Chains

  • 2002-12-03T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Visit the top of the food chain as host Marc Summers takes us for a look behind the counter. Visit old favorites like Big Boy, Piggly Wiggly and IHOP. Then discover the secrets of quick cuisine combo meals from KFC to Chipotle.

2x25 Dips & Dippers

  • 2002-12-10T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Take a look at foods that dip and their saucy sidekicks. Learn the secrets to Pace Picante, Nacho Sauce and Torrengo tortilla chip. Next its on to Fondue! And what better to dip into your coffee than a Dunkin' Donut, or Biscotti.

2x26 Sugary Treats

  • 2002-12-17T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Find out how Gumdrops, Powdered donuts, and Sugar cubes are made. Then its on to Mrs. Fields for a look at Sugar cookiesr. Finally, we visit a shop where selling sweets is its specialty and end with an ice cream that has a not-so-sugary twist.

2x27 Canned Foods

  • 2003-01-07T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers opens the can on foods that are sealed for storage. Check out how soda is canned, and learn what makes pringles different. Have fun at a 'Canstruction' competition and Spam-fest, then meet a woman with a 'souper' Campbell's collection.

2x28 Soda Fountains

  • 2003-01-14T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers explores Soda Fountains. Stop by a place straight out of yesteryear, and watch as classic counters are restored. Sign up for soda fountain summer camp, get a taste of the 'world's largest' soda flavor selection, and visit the World of Coke.

2x29 Vending Machines

  • 2003-01-21T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers is hitting up vending machines. Go from the Automat, to the new & improved Vending 2000. Learn what goes into hot dog vending carts, and take a look at hi-tech gumball machines. Plus, check out a Vending Expo.

2x30 Nuts

  • 2003-03-11T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers is going nuts! Meet a woman who's house is a nut tribute, and explore the Nutcracker Museum. Sink your teeth into Poppycock, and see how Almonds go from field to factory. Then, find out what really makes up Grape Nuts cereal.

2x31 Hidden Treasures

  • 2003-01-28T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers discovers the tricks to knowing what centers are inside a box of chocolates, and how gold coins are minted. Watch as calzones get stuffed, what's inside some pretzels, how TastyKakes get their filling, and learn about King Cake.

2x32 Appetizers

  • 2003-02-18T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers is getting a look at appetizers. Watch as ready-made hors d'oeuvres go from factory to freezer, discover the Tapas craze, and learn about chips that are made to be dipped. Plus, check out some retro, finger-food favorites.

2x33 Quick Snax

  • 2003-02-25T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers is serving up snacks meant to grab on the go. Learn the history of 7-11, and discover the secrets behind the Slurpee. Watch as granola bars are made, Pringles are packaged, and nuts are prepared for vending.

2x34 Pasta

  • 2003-03-04T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers is serving up a big Italian meal. Watch as pasta is factory made, then learn some secrets to the sauce. Get an inside look at meatballs and parmesan cheese, and go behind-the-scenes of Spaghetti-O's. Then, visit a unique restaurant!

2x35 TV Dinners

  • 2003-02-04T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Marc Summers meets the TV-dinner's inventor, then watches as theset meals are made and tested today. Visit a restaurant that serves Swanson's, check out the 'Single Man's Guide to Frozen Dinners,' and find out how Heater Meals are cooked with no heat.