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Season 20 2009 - 2010

  • 2009-09-22T01:00:00Z on Food Network
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 30 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.

13 episodes

20x01 Toasted

  • Season Premiere

    2009-09-22T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Plug in your toasters and bring on the bread because today we're serving up some toasty treats! First up, see how Ian's Natural Foods makes French toast you can eat on-the-go, and Sonic restaurant shares the secret of their Texas Toaster Sandwich. Then, watch the making of the ultimate toast-topper, Land 'O Lakes Butter and lift a glass and propose a toast to... Sutter Home's FRE alcohol-free wine! Plus, watch how one factory turns out millions of Wolferman's English muffins every year. Then we head to Frito-Lay's True North to see how they create their Almond Clusters.

20x02 Bacon

  • 2009-10-09T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Set your skillet to sizzle because today we're frying up a bacon bonanza! First up, it's a sweet and salty combo - bacon ice cream - compliments of Delaware's "Woodside Farm Creamery". Then, Lowrey's Pork Rinds pop up inside your microwave! And, ham it up in Seattle at Archie McPhee's bacon boutique! Plus, gourmet pork on your doorstep every month of the year with The Bacon of the Month Club! And what about using crispy bacon on your cupcakes? Tee & Cakes Cupcakes in Boulder, Colorado does! And Big Fat Bacon makes a mouth-watering state fair treat - Bacon on a Stick. We're bringing home the bacon with these and more savory stories on Unwrapped.

20x03 Donuts

  • 2009-09-08T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

20x04 Honey

  • 2009-10-06T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Get ready for a sweet and sticky treat straight from Mother Nature. Today we're exploring foods made with honey! First up, visit Wisconsin Natural Acres bee farm and learn how the bees' wings help turn the nectar into honey! Then, discover why these skinny little Glory Bee honeysticks taste like strawberry and sour cherry. And find out why Duchess Honey Buns uses dry honey to make their cinnamon rolls. Plus, the secret to adding the all-natural sweetener to this Malt-O-Meal's Honey & Oat Blenders cereal is in the spray! And find out what kind of honey adds just the right flavor to an old-time Annabelle's, "Big Hunk" candy bar.

20x05 Candy Counter

  • 2009-10-27T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Step up to the candy counter with Host Marc Summers to bite into a batch of Ferrara Pan's squishy gummy sharks and try some Tootsie Pop drops. Or how about a candy that comes in a spray? Also, find out the secret to Jelly Belly's big flavors. Take a trip to Taffy Town and watch a company in Texas transform "trash" into sweet, sweet treasure.

20x06 Marshmallow

  • 2009-10-13T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Get ready for a mouthful of marshmallow! Today we've got plenty of sticky stories about the white stuff. First, remember Snoballs? Find out how Hostess covers these creamy cakes and discover the fluffy favorite inside every box of See's Candies. Then, we visit Torani's to learn how you can drink a toasted marshmallow in the form of a delicious gourmet syrup. And see how Plush Puffs makes a monster-sized mallow. Plus, follow millions of Moon Pies through the factory. Finally, find out the secret to filling one of America's favorite marshmallow candies, the Mallo Cup. Those and more gooey stories are on Unwrapped!

20x07 Famous Foods

  • 2010-01-05T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Grab your VIP pass because today we're rolling out the red carpet for some famous foods! First, Ben and Jerry give you the scoop on celebrity ice cream. Then, head to Sonoma Valley where you're sure to recognize the name the Ernest and Julio Gallo winery. Watch Wolfgang Puck dish up his famous pizza for your freezer. Plus, the secret to serving up Tony Roma's baby back ribs. And flash back to a group of fruity superstars, The California Raisins. These and more celebrity food sightings are on this episode of Unwrapped.

20x08 Ice Cream Dreams

  • 2010-06-20T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Grab a spoon cuz today we're scoopin' up some fun facts about ice cream! First up, watch how Ben & Jerrys swirl together their famous funky flavors. Then, the secret ingredient that turns colorful candy spaghetti into Signature Brand's ice cream sprinkles...and check out how Blue Bunny triple-dips their Chocolate Champ Cones! Plus, Too Tarts candy creates a new way to eat your ice cream...and it comes in a spray bottle! And Ice Cream Alchemy is serving up savory ice cream that tastes like cracked pepper, cumin, or capers! And Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream devotes a day to ice cream lovers with samples of their latest, greatest flavors. Those cold creations and more on Unwrapped!

20x09 Big Chill

  • 2009-09-15T01:00:00Z — 30 mins

Pull on your parka and get ready for some teeth-chattering treats! Today we're exploring our favorite foods from the freezer! First up, you don't have to go to a restaurant to get these famous fast food burgers. See how White Castle makes them for your freezer section! Then, watch how Palermo's Pizza makes 150 frozen pizzas every minute! And check out a special freezer used to make Rita's Italian Ice treat. Plus, see how this petite tortellini pasta gets stuffed, wrapped, and rolled out at the Armanino factory. And the secret to Choctal Ice Cream lies in the jungle! These stories and more frozen favorites on Unwrapped!

20x10 Fast Foods

  • 2010-01-12T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Place your order and start your stopwatch. Today we're watching how fast food is made! First we'll visit Bamn! Automat, a little restaurant that's like a giant vending machine and watch Taco Bell whip together their famous tacos. Then, eat on the go, thanks to Thermos and discover the secret inside Carl's Jr. Hamburgers. Plus, sip on a drink at Squeeze that you can always 'squeeze' into your schedule. Super-size your fries, those and more fast food stories on Unwrapped!

20x11 Fresh Baked

  • 2009-11-03T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Host Marc Summers is shakin' and bakin' as he takes a trip to Lender's bagels, stops in for some Sara Lee pound cake and bites into some Baked Cheetos at Frito Lay. We'll also learn about the tiny but important ingredient in most baked goods: yeast. He'll also check out another unusual baked cheese snack called Just the Cheese and find out what's inside the classic candy called Boston Baked beans.

20x12 Budget Bites

  • 2010-01-24T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dig into your pockets for spare change because today we're checking out some cheap eats! Discover how Trader Joe's grocery store keeps its prices so low. Then, Mom's Best Honey Toasted O's costs half that of a brand name box, find out if they make them the same way. And learn how one company lets you bake a whole plate of Jiffy muffins for less than a buck! Plus, watch Hungry Man puts together the TV dinner - it's a good deal for a full meal. And Sonic restaurant that serves up plenty of options under one-dollar! These foods and more that won't break the bank on this episode of Unwrapped.

20x13 Black and White

  • 2010-01-02T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Time to get down to business with some black and white delights. First, watch how mint-makers turn out millions of Pearson's Peppermint patties in these familiar wrappers. And learn how Signature Brands bottles up Oreo Cookies and Cream Cows? Then, check out a classic Annabelle's Rocky Road candy bar, built by hand. And discover Sweet & Sara's S'mores that come without the campfire. Plus, order up some art inside your coffee cup at Seattle's Barista Academy. And see how they get all those tiny marshmallows into Honeyville's Hot Cocoa Mix. It's all here in black and white! These stories and more on this episode of Unwrapped!