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 6

Atomic

We're on fire in this episode of Unwrapped! Visit the Chile Pepper Institute to learn the secrets behind growing spicy peppers, check out how Magma hot sauce is concocted and watch Blair make the world's spiciest potato chip. Then, learn the tricks of the trade behind eating fire and visit a potluck party solely for spicy dishes. Plus, what makes an Italian condiment so fiery?

Monday
Jan 2
2pm | 1c
Season 14, Episode 8

Lone Star Snacks

Saddle up and ride into the Lone Star State for a taste of quintessential Texas foods. Wave hello to Big Tex and grab a bite to eat at the State Fair of Texas, visit a Texas pecan orchard making more than pecan pie and dip into a variety of Texas-style salsas and sauces. Then, see how a Longhorn cow becomes an edible cake, and stop by a restaurant serving up Texas culture. Finally, take a bite out of a tortilla chip taking the shape of the big state.

Monday
Jan 9
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 10

Sweet Imitations

As the saying goes, imitation is the best form of flattery, so today we're looking at some well-known edibles taking on a different form. First, discover the secrets to making a sugar substitute, see how one Chicago bakery is making their own "famous" treats and grab a slice of a pizza made out of chocolate. Then, check out a gumball turning cold medicine sweet, and watch how one artist mimics his favorite snacks in art. Finally, wash it all down with a swig of a sugary beer made from some sassy roots.

Thursday
Jan 12
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 14, Episode 13

Street Snacks

Today we're hitting the street and grabbing some snacks along the way. Drive over to an award show where street vendors get the recognition, stop by a company making the classic hot dog cart and cruise down the sweet street of 5th Avenue candy bar. Next, visit a company making street tacos, and follow a street food expert exploring the international fare of New York. Then, flag down an ice cream truck company catering private parties.

Sunday
Jan 15
7am | 6c
Season 18, Episode 3

Movie Munchies

Join host Marc Summers in the lobby for a few last-minute treats 'cause this movie munchie episode is about to start. Starring, in order of appearance, Dots! Tootsie Roll gives us the inside scoop on their famous gumdrop. Then, what's a movie without popcorn you say? Jolly Time shows us what puts the pop in their crowd-pleasing microwave popcorn and, if bite-size is the right size for you, J&J Snack Foods has the perfect pretzel. Next up, Dippin' Dots -- learn the cold hard science behind this scoopable snack and discover the secret of the twist in Twizzlers. Finally, ShoWest gives us a preview of the latest trend in movie time treats.

Thursday
Feb 9
11am | 10c
Season 20, Episode 2

Bacon

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, Colo., 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.

Sunday
Feb 26
7am | 6c
Season 21, Episode 6

21st Century Chocolate

Today on Unwrapped, we're looking at companies who are putting new twists on a favorite dessert -- chocolate! First up, Malt-o-Meal is bringing dessert to the breakfast nook with their Chocolatey Mini Spooners, and at Max Brenner's chocolate restaurant, you can get the delicacy almost every way imaginable! Then, dip into the Mrs. Field's factory with their new chocolate-covered cookies, and watch how Simply Divine Brownies is using technology to make a personalized treat! Later, the mystery ingredient that makes P2C2 so good, and find out why Gifford's Chocolate Lovers Ice Cream was voted the world's best!

Monday
Mar 6
2:30pm | 1:30c
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!

Thursday
Mar 9
10am | 9c
Season 13, Episode 6

Atomic

We're on fire in this episode of Unwrapped! Visit the Chile Pepper Institute to learn the secrets behind growing spicy peppers, check out how Magma hot sauce is concocted and watch Blair make the world's spiciest potato chip. Then, learn the tricks of the trade behind eating fire and visit a potluck party solely for spicy dishes. Plus, what makes an Italian condiment so fiery?

Monday
Mar 13
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 13, Episode 9

Eating Las Vegas

Join host Marc Summers as we head to Sin City for a tour of its culinary finds. First, visit Ethel M's Chocolates, a Vegas candy institution, roll the dice with Sin City Suckers and visit the Carnaval Court Bar & Grill for cocktail showstoppers. Also, watch how chocolate transforms into playing cards and visit one of Vegas' gigantic buffets at the Mirage. Finally, check out how to get a margarita on a stick.

Thursday
Mar 23
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 14, Episode 10

Sweet Imitations

As the saying goes, imitation is the best form of flattery, so today we're looking at some well-known edibles taking on a different form. First, discover the secrets to making a sugar substitute, see how one Chicago bakery is making their own "famous" treats and grab a slice of a pizza made out of chocolate. Then, check out a gumball turning cold medicine sweet, and watch how one artist mimics his favorite snacks in art. Finally, wash it all down with a swig of a sugary beer made from some sassy roots.

Sunday
Apr 2
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 16, Episode 4

Sweet & Salty

Have a craving for something sweet and a little salty? Join us as host Marc Summers discovers treats with the best of both worlds. With trips to the Snicker's factory, Fran's Chocolates and Caramels, the Immaculate Baking Company, Jeni's Ice Cream, Snyder's Pretzels plus Wolfgang Candy's White Chocolate Pretzel Clusters.

Thursday
Apr 20
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 15, Episode 8

Hamburgers

Host Marc Summers gets out the grill and grabs the spatula as we fry up the facts about hamburgers. First, have it your way with the Whopper, Bison Ridge ranch is making buffalo the new beef and the secrets to making the best burger from the chefs at the National Beef Association. Then, a hamburger festival in Akron and the giant recipe for Fuddrucker's record-setting meat sandwich. Plus, a burger joint called The Shack in New York lets you check how long their line is online!

Saturday
Apr 29
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 19, Episode 1

Summer Snacks

On this episode of Unwrapped, it's summertime for host Marc Summers! First, find out how Blue Bunny puts Strawberry Shortcake on a stick. Next, we'll get the story on summer sausage at Wisconsin River Meats and then discover the secret of the stripes on a Tuscan Cantaloupe from Dulcinea Farms. Still hot? Try a Slurpee as we learn the surprising history of this super summer drink. Finally, we'll go to the source for some sweet sippin' at Sweet Leaf Tea.

Sunday
Jul 30
9am | 8c
Season 19, Episode 2

Picnic Basket

It's picnic time! Join host Marc Summers as we pack our basket full of delicious treats. First, we're off to Reser's to find out how to create the perfect creamy potato salad. Then, we're going to the fields at Dulcinea Farms to discover how they grow their small seedless watermelons. Next, we'll visit Vienna Beef to see how they slice up their juicy deli meats. And relish some relish? We'll dive into the briny deep at Mount Olive to get the scoop on their relish. Finally, we'll learn how they make olive oil at McEvoy Ranch.

Sunday
Jul 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 13, Episode 1

The Big Apple

It's time to pay a visit to New York City as host Marc Summers takes a bite out of The Big Apple. First, get a taste of real American barbecue at The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, find out what makes a sundae worth $1000 and check out the reigning hot dog of New York, Papaya King. Discover one restaurant's relationship with the Brooklyn Bridge and then travel west to Las Vegas to see how things are done there New York-style. Finally, Check out one New York City landmark's tribute to The Big Apple with a Big Apple.

Sunday
Aug 6
9am | 8c
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
Aug 6
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 16, Episode 11

Gargantuan Goodies

Bigger is better as host Marc Summers loads up on the biggest popcorn ball of them all, visits Big Bar in Chicago, samples Bonerts three-foot pie, Sayklly's Confectionary for turtle size chocolate snappys, colossal treats from Cookie Tree Bakeries, plus the Jolly Green Giant.

Sunday
Aug 13
9am | 8c
Season 22, Episode 8

Supersized

Bring along your appetite as Unwrapped goes supersized! First, Great American Cookies are always big, but one cookie is so huge you'll need friends to help eat it! Tornado Fries are a new, twisty take on french fries, and they're already as popular as they are giant! How do you eat a 2-pound bar of chocolate? At Dylan's Candy Bar, you can find out! Cupcakes used to be single-serving ... until Wilton came up with a way to make one cupcake serve 15 people! Later, we found a gummy bear so huge, you have to see it to believe it, and the biggest cheese in America!

Sunday
Aug 13
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 15, Episode 4

Caffeinated

Time to perk up and stay alert as host Marc Summers unwraps the American obsession called caffeine. First, Millstone gives us the story behind grocery store coffee beans and we check out Shock-A-Lots, chocolates with an extra boost inside. Then, Rishi educates us on the fine art of chai tea and we head to New York, for the annual Coffee and Tea festival. Just when you thought you'd seen everything, the Lipton research and development lab explains their new line of pyramid teas and finally, how about pepping up with some peppermint? Jolt mints gives us a caffeine option that doesn't need to be percolated.

Sunday
Aug 20
9am | 8c
Season 19, Episode 12

Fun Drinks

Join host Marc Summers as we find out what's rolling around at the bottom of a popular Asian tea. Then, see how Mondo Squeeze puts the squeeze on fruit juice and we check out some funky flavors in DRY Soda like kumquat and lemongrass. Then, we try an ice cream cocktail that doubles as a dessert and we try to find out how the Naked Cafe got its name.

Sunday
Aug 20
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 21, Episode 10

American Classics

Get ready to wave the flag for this episode of Unwrapped! Today, we're going back in time with America's first soda pop and the first sliced bread! Then, Nestle settles some bets about Baby Ruth, and Five Guys have a fresh take on the old classic: hamburgers. Later, Ho-Hos have been around since 1967, and you might be surprised which all-American football city eats the most! Plus, a visit to Colonial Williamsburg proves eye-opening. Find out how coffeehouses have (or haven't) changed since the 18th century!

Sunday
Aug 27
9am | 8c
Season 16, Episode 1

Made in the USA

Join us as host Marc Summers unwraps the pleasures of patriotic foods. Find out the secret behind a historic San Francisco treat called It's It Ice Cream, discover how to get Maine lobster online from the Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company and pay homage to Samuel Adams as we go behind the scenes to a brewery the founding fathers would have loved.

Sunday
Aug 27
9:30am | 8:30c

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.