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.
Gather around for some juicy stories 'cause Marc Summers is investigating that popular purple fruit, the grape. Learn about the classic grape soda, Grapette and try the Grapple, which looks like an apple but tastes like a grape. Next, go behind the scenes at Welch's. Then the Lodi Grape Festival, where grapes get artsy. Plus, the Ferrara Pan Candy Company where Lemonheads have gone grape-y. Finally, we toast Kedem Sparkling Juices for bubbly even kids can enjoy.
Hit the trail with Marc Summers on an expedition to find treats to eat when you're roughin' it. With a look behind Russell Stover's S'mores, Oregon Freeze Dry gourmet meals, Oceanspray trail mix, the GSI Camp Kitchen, Backpacker's Gourmet Chocolate and the Itty Bitty Kitchen cookbook.
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.
Marc Summers goes behind the scenes at the Junior Mint factory and learns the history of the Mentos Freshmaker -- including soda geysers. Then sample Swiss Colony mint bark, Metromint mint water and James and Fralinger's mints.
Join host Marc Summers as we get the buzz on fizzy foods. First, discover how Jones Soda Company has put their popular soda pop in tablet form and learn the history behind Lost Trail Root Beer. Then, check out how fruit gets effervescent at the Fizzy Fruit Company, how Airforce Nutrisoda combines carbonation with revitalization, burst the myth about what happens when you mix Pop Rocks with soda and finally, a fizzy candy with a kick called Bawls.
Stand by for sweet treats that are red, ripe and delicious because Marc Summers unwraps that All-American crop, the cherry. Simply Divine Brownies and their heavenly Chakra Cherry Crumbles, Food For Thought's snappy cherry salsas and the syrupy cherry cordials from Queen Anne Candy. Then, Bing Energy Drink offers up a cherry "pick me up," and the history behind America's favorite cherry-flavored candy bar, Cherry Mash. Finally, Michigan, the cherry capital of the U.S. and the National Cherry Festival.
Hang onto your sweetie as host Marc Summers whispers some sweet nothings about sugar. The sweet and sour gummi worms at Ferrara Pan Candy Company, the oldest rock candy company in the U.S., Stacy's delicious cinnamon and sugar pita chips. The secret behind C & H brown sugar and meet Tanea Storm, a woman whose sugary house is Kanea's Candyland. Finally, learn about Pure Fun Organic Cotton Candy!
Time for a little citrus sensation because today Marc Summers is peeling open stories on orange-flavored foods. Why the clementine "Cutie" is so easy to peel, Schwan's for a behind-the-scenes look at Orange Push'ems and what makes Welch's Marmalade so "a-peeling." How Goose Island Brewery brews a popsicle flavored soda and Robinson Dairy turns milk into an orange cream that's a hit with football fans. Finally, check out the truffle with the taste of sunshine inside from Cape Cod Provisions.
Cuddle up and break out the blanket because today host Marc Summers is getting cozy with comfort foods. Grandma bringing chicken soup right to your door, edible bouquets from Edible Arrangements, making the best Butterball of them all, Peterson Farms makes baking apple crisp as easy as opening up a bag, the hidden ingredient in Sara Lee's famous white bread and a 24kt brownie at the American Brownie Company.
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.
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.
Pack your bags and mind your manners as host Marc Summers heads down south for some Southern fixin's. Callie's Charleston Biscuits and real soul food from musical legend Smokey Robinson, Zapps Potato Chips where craw-tater is just one of the savory flavors, the sweet potato pies at ConAgra, Blue Bell Ice cream and three cheers for Cheerwine.
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