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Season 3 2003

  • 2003-04-07T18:00:00-07:00 on Food Network
  • 30 mins
  • 13 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.

26 episodes

3x01 Crazy Colors

  • Season Premiere

    2003-04-07T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Check out some classic snacks that have developed a new, colorful character. Learn how Pepsi got the case of the blues, and the trick to giving chips a new blue look. Watch as applesauce goes Technicolor, and brown brownies get rainbow accessories.

3x02 Fun & Games

  • 2003-04-14T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Watch how bubblegum can be made by kids, and take a sweet trip down memory lane with the history of Candy Land, Mr. Potato Head, and other yummy classics. Then, it's time to make mealtime playtime. Learn the story of Chuck E. Cheese, and visit the world's largest McDonald's Playplace.

3x03 Food Fanatics

  • 2003-04-21T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

They're wild...they're crazy...they're food fanatics. Meet a duo who are serious about their cereal, and join the ultimate coffee fan in his quest to visit every Starbuck's location. Find out what a real Root Beer enthusiast has dug up, and see what's on display at the Gourd Museum.

3x04 Midnight Snax

  • 2003-04-28T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers opens the fridge on America's favorite midnight snacks. Take a look at rocky road ice cream. Hit up a diner, or a trendy club serving kiddie classics. Learn how to make the perfect sandwich, then wash it down with a visit to a milk factory.

3x05 Weddings

  • 2003-05-31T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Watch as Marc Summers pops the question about weddings and the festive foods that go along with them. Find out how to carve the perfect ice sculpture, find out the history behind bubbly, and watch as candy bars get dressed up for the special day.

3x06 Edible

  • 2003-05-05T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Blur the lines between food and everyday objects with these treats you can eat. Visit the Lollipop Paint Shop, FooDoodler, and a candy lipstick factory. Explore the chocolate novelty business, and meet a man who carves a living out of pumpkins.

3x07 Accessories

  • 2003-05-12T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Get your hands on the tools of the kitchen trade-everything that slices, dices and stores your favorite foods. Find out how those turkey timers are made to pop-up, trace the history of the fork and visit a collector with the scoop on dishing out ice cream.

3x08 Morning Munchies

  • 2003-05-19T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Explore what goes into your cornflakes at Kelloggs Cereal City and peek behind the scenes at the Quaker Oats factory. Find out how many eggs go into Abbeville, LA's Giant Omelette and learn about the latest breakfast crazes like Sonic's pancake on a stick.

3x09 Amusement Parks

  • 2003-06-08T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers is exploring the treats gobbled up at Amusement Parks. Watch as kettles are assembled for making kettle corn, learn the sticky secrets behind candy apples and lollipops, and see how shamoo gets sculpted in ice cream.

3x10 BBQ

  • 2003-06-09T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Fire up the grill, because Marc Summers takes an inside look at the Barbecue. Catch up with a bbq rig that's gone king-sized, visit Weber's restaurant devoted to grilling, and get an inside look at the BBQ of the Month Club, and much more.

3x11 Kid Kravings

  • 2003-05-26T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers checks out the kooky things kids crave taking us behind the scenes of ice cream in a Cool Tube, candy that sprays and Soda Candy. Then we're off to visit the masterminds behind those fast food tiny toys and more. We'll see what kids eat.

3x12 Microwave

  • 2003-06-23T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Follow the evolution of America's favorite kitchen appliance at the Amana microwave museum. Find out what makes a Hungry Man meal, plus take a tour of the factories where your favorite "heat and eat" snacks are made, microwave-ready.

3x13 Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  • 2003-07-14T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers explores how we eat when we travel. Hit the highway, and stop at Rosie's diner, visit one a Route 66 classic truck stops and learn the story behind airline food. Examine a collection of railroad dining car china, and how a cruise ship is fed.

3x14 Food Capitals

  • 2003-08-02T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Visit some of America's greatest food capitals, and discover the eats that put them on the map. Watch as key lime pies are cranked out in Key West. In New Orleans see how jambalaya mix is made. Visit the Ice Cream Capitol of the World, & crab cakes in MD.

3x15 Food on a Stick

  • 2003-08-18T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Stick around, because Marc Summers is tackling the sticky subject of food on a stick. Take an inside look at how corn dogs are made, how one frozen novelty gets it's unique 'character.' Plus, watch as cookies and key lime pie get all stuck up, and more.

3x16 Little League

  • 2003-08-31T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Step up to the 'plate' with host Marc Summers for a look at snacks that suit up for little league. First, we'll discover what foods are a hit at the Little League World Series - then drink up the secrets behind frozen lemonade and other team treats.

3x17 Sport Snacks

  • 2003-07-21T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers is getting an inside look at the snacks that go well with sweat. Get a look at the making of Zone Bars and energy mints. Stay healthy with soy snacks & dried fruit. Learn the secret to fitness water, and see how runners fuel up for marathons.

3x18 Snacks

  • 2003-08-04T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers goes behind the scenes to see how popcorn, cookies and nuts are cooked up. Plus, get the inside scoop on TCBY Yogurt and discover what's new at a snack food convention. Then, check out an amazing collection devoted to Mr Peanut.

3x19 Cinema Snacks

  • 2003-07-07T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Lights, camera, snacktion! Marc Summers goes behind the scenes of some of America's favorite cinema snacks. From chocolate covered peanuts, to teenee beanees and gummy worms, to unusual popcorn seasonings. Also, see how you can order from your seat.

3x20 On the Side

  • 2003-07-28T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers is getting the 'main' story on some savory side dishes. See how beans are made ready to eat, and learn the secrets behind Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing. Plus, watch as salad gets bagged by the bushels.

3x21 Wacky Candy

  • 2003-06-30T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers is biting into the world of wacky candy. Learn the secrets to making candy pop in your mouth, and candy that will make you pucker. Discover true canine candy, a pop that glows, and the stupidest website that sells crazy confections.

3x22 Birthday Party

  • 2003-08-11T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers is inviting you to go behind the scenes of a birthday party. Learn how frozen cakes are put together - and how edible photos can be made as a topper. Plus, learn the secrets to making piñatas, and get an inside look at an ice cream factory.

3x23 Cooking With Mom

  • 2003-09-08T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Take a tour of an apple pie filling factory and find out how to mill flour. Visit the Nestle test kitchen where they are reinventing the chocolate chip cookie. And find out what a retro appliance collector keeps in her kitchen.

3x24 School Lunch

  • 2003-08-24T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Watch as Marc Summers takes you on a tasty class trip. Find out how school menus are made, visit a company that specializes in fun food containers. Find out how many cows it takes to fill those cartons of milk, and check out a juice bar factory.

3x25 Tropical

  • 2003-09-22T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Marc Summers tastes the tropics. Find out the juicy details of Mauna La'i and learn the history behind Toucan Sam. See how a plantain chips are made, visit the topicana factory and see how trail mix gets a tropical twist.

3x26 EZ Bake

  • 2003-09-20T18:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Join Marc Summers in this episode devoted entirely to this landmark toy for budding chefs. Follow the origins from its original prototype to the Queasy-Bake Oven, designed with boys in mind. And, take a peek at the latest version of the Easy-Bake.