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.

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Season 13, Episode 13

Greetings From L.A.

Today, we're heading to the city where the celebrities live and eat. Discover how food becomes the star at a food-styling class, climb aboard a cruise ship to taste California's "best" shake, and visit "the last great hamburger stand." Then, take a trip to the past at a restaurant famous for serving the stars of Hollywood's golden era and shop for a little bit of everything at the original Farmers' Market. Plus, stop by a bakery that's making celebrities' favorite cupcakes.

Thursday
Jan 5
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 15, Episode 1

Ice Cream

Join us as Marc Summers introduces you to old favorites and new trends. We'll take you into the test kitchens of DQ where they formulate new Blizzard flavors, show you where you can order unusual ice cream at E-Creamery.com and teach you how to make your own at Cook Street Culinary School.

Sunday
Jan 15
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 16, Episode 12

Easy as Pie

Find out the secret ingredient that gives Edward's Pies their crusty advantage, and the unique technique that makes Mrs. Baird's portable pies so popular. Next, discover what all the whoopie is about at Isamax Snacks and learn how to put Pie in a Bottle -- Weikel Foods does it very carefully.

Monday
Jan 30
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 17, Episode 1

Fan Fare

Join the crowd as host Marc Summers tackles fan fare at ballparks and arenas. With a look at Cracker Jacks, Klement's Sausage in Wisconsin, Superpretzels, Gehl's ooey-gooey nacho cheese sauce, churros and Minute Maid soft frozen lemonade.

Monday
Jan 30
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 0, Episode 26

Unwrapped: Fried Favorites

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 McDonald's 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 and cheese into a fried ball of joy. All this and much more on a special hour-long, batter-dipped, sizzling edition of Unwrapped.

Sunday
Feb 26
10pm | 9c
Season 13, Episode 10

Chocolate Creations

We're looking a all things chocolate in this episode of Unwrapped. Discover the latest trend in drinking chocolate with Schokinag, see how Sam Adams mixes a chocolatey brew and watch how Schwartz Candy makes chocolate marshmallows. Plus, visit Doc Choc, an expert on all things chocolate and check out how Dove moved from ice cream to chocolate miniatures. Lastly, take a look at chocolate made especially for women.

Monday
Mar 6
2am | 1c
Season 22, Episode 2

Midnight Munchies

Keep your eyes open as Unwrapped goes late-night! First up, follow us to Blue Bunny where we'll see how to make the perfect banana split, then Fisher Nuts has a less traditional version of that midnight treat. Later, Mrs. Fields delivers a giant cookie with a little twist, and do you know what "calzone" means in Italian? Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods does! Then, check out how Arby's puts the curl in their famous curly fries, and we'll track down a Los Angeles food cart that satisfies grilled cheese cravings all night long!

Sunday
Mar 12
8am | 7c
Season 13, Episode 13

Greetings From L.A.

Today, we're heading to the city where the celebrities live and eat. Discover how food becomes the star at a food-styling class, climb aboard a cruise ship to taste California's "best" shake, and visit "the last great hamburger stand." Then, take a trip to the past at a restaurant famous for serving the stars of Hollywood's golden era and shop for a little bit of everything at the original Farmers' Market. Plus, stop by a bakery that's making celebrities' favorite cupcakes.

Sunday
Mar 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 14, Episode 12

Food Innovations

It's time to put on your thinking caps and journey through the process of inventing new food products. See how Sharper Image's design team is creating inventive kitchenware, get a taste of how flavors are pouring into a spray bottle and visit a chef creating innovative new dishes. Then, discover the process of energizing Jelly Beans, and tour a laboratory inventing original food products for major companies. Plus, uncover the secrets to designing a baking sheet that doesn't burn cookies.

Thursday
Apr 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 15, Episode 6

Pizza-Rama

Slice it up and grab a seat as host Marc Summers delivers us the dish on pizza. First, we'll visit one of our favorite relatives, Papa Murphy, and find out why take and bake is so hot. Then, we're off to Mozzco where a self-proclaimed cheese whiz shows us how fresh mozzarella is made and we'll meet the chefs at Freschetta, where they're hard at work inventing new frozen pizza flavors.

Saturday
Apr 29
2am | 1c
Season 17, Episode 6

Lolli-Palooza

Discover just how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, then see how See's Candies creates their legendary square shape pop. Also, Three Lollies has developed a lolly that's sure to soothe your tummy. Plus discover far-out facts at the Dum Dum factory and slow down with Sugar Daddies.

Thursday
May 4
1pm | 12c
Season 19, Episode 3

BBQ Bonanza

Join a barbecue with host Marc Summers as we slather on the sauce. First stop is Seattle to see how they treat their meat with Rub With Love. Next, we discover how Lay's makes their special barbeque-flavored chips. Then, what's a BBQ without coleslaw? We go to Dole to find out how slaw is sliced. Ever heard of white Bar-B-Q sauce? It's the specialty of the house at Big Bob's in Alabama. Next up: Reser's, for a side of Macaroni Salad. Finally, bring your bib to the Texas Roadhouse to see how they cook ribs low and slow.

Thursday
May 18
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 19, Episode 11

Lots of Chocolate

Join Host Marc Summers as we dish up lots of chocolate. Check out Gelazzi for chocolate gelato; Ferrera Pan Candy, Sterling Truffles, the Ghiradelli festival, learn the story of Yoo Hoo, plus the Hershey Spa.

Thursday
May 25
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 0, Episode 13

Holidays Unwrapped

Marc Summers unwraps the holidays with an exciting journey through the food secrets of the season. Ever wonder why candy canes are crooked, how to make a picture-perfect whipped cream dollop, what's really in fruitcake (and does anyone really like it?), what food company created the image we now know as Santa Claus and what it's like to answer phones at the Butterball Hotline at holiday time? All that and more is uncovered in this fun special about all the food we love to eat at the holidays.

Wednesday
Dec 13
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 25

Unwrapped: Holiday Favorites

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.

Wednesday
Dec 13
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 25

Unwrapped: Holiday Favorites

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.

Thursday
Dec 14
1am | 12c
Season 0, Episode 32

Holiday Helpings

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.

Friday
Dec 15
3pm | 2c
Season 0, Episode 25

Unwrapped: Holiday Favorites

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.

Friday
Dec 22
3pm | 2c
Season 0, Episode 9

Wintertime Treats Unwrapped

Get cozy for a full hour of Wintertime Treats Unwrapped. Visit Harry and David, Swiss Colony and Martinelli's sparkling cider for a look at how they prepare for the holidays. See how Candy Cane trees, ribbon candy and Yule logs are made. Join in a fruitcake toss and see how popcorn is prepared for pails and in a kettle. Warm up with a visit to the Campbell Chicken Soup factory and a restaurant serving up only grilled cheese. Plus, see how Halls drops are cooked up for coughs.

Sunday
Dec 24
9am | 8c
Season 18, Episode 13

Pop!

Join host Marc Summers as we raise our glasses for a little toast to things that go "pop!" We'll head to the Popcorn Palace to get the scoop on their crunchy kernels and take a trip back in time to Galco's, a soda pop shop with lots of old-fashioned flavors. Then, remember Bomb Pops? We'll see how they make their new Tongue Splashers and find out from Korbel how they put the bubble in their bubbly. Also, Tootsie shares their chewrific secret behind Blow Pops and we'll learn how to fizz-ify anything, with the help of Fizzies!

Saturday
Jan 6
7am | 6c
Season 21, Episode 9

At the Movies

Grab a bowl of popcorn and check out these film favorites! First, movie goers are no strangers to frozen snacks, but Dibs are a new way to enjoy ice cream at the theater. Then, Goobers and Raisinets are cinema classics -- but did you know they're related? And popcorn is a must-have, whether you're cozying up at home or waiting in line at a premiere. We'll show you some secrets behind both the home-cooked and theater-popped varieties! Up next, Cookie Dough Bites are a sweet treat from previews to credits, and if you'd rather have a whole meal at the theater, stick around to see the Movie Tavern!

Saturday
Jan 6
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 0, Episode 29

Comfy Cozy

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 Grandma -- 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!

Saturday
Jan 13
7am | 6c
Season 0, Episode 19

Snacks Unwrapped

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.

Saturday
Jan 27
7am | 6c
Season 19, Episode 9

Tailgating Goodies

Host Marc Summers is tailgating for this episode! First, we find out what Texas tailgaters throw on their grill at game time. Then, we're off to see the folks at Sara Lee, who say their buns are extra soft and smooth! Next, Samuel Adams makes a great companion to a tailgate party: beer! Then, we're off to visit with former footballer Mark Schlereth and to taste his Stinkin' Good Green Chili. Next, we find out why Doritos chips have those nice rounded corners. Finally, nobody knows mustard like Plochman's! We go to their factory to get the story.

Saturday
Jan 27
2pm | 1c
Season 0, Episode 28

Game Day Goodies

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 -- 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!

Saturday
Jan 27
3pm | 2c

ABOUT THE HOST

Marc Summers

Marc Summers covers the sweeter things in life on Unwrapped and as a host and judge of Ultimate Recipe Showdown.