From Fortune Cookies to White Chocolate: Myths About Popular Food That We Need to Debunk This 2021

Feb 05, 2021 07:28 AM EST | By Joshua Summers (

Foods around the world have different cultural backgrounds and heritage, which makes them more flavorful. Who does not want to eat while having a happy conversation?

But apart from the culture and heritage it possesses, food myths also surround different kinds of foods, making them sound funny and absurd. This 2021, you must let go of these food myths and just enjoy a bite of your favorite snack or food.

Although we can't trace where these myths come from and cost us a lot of history knowledge, here are some of the food myths you need to give up this 2021.

Read also: 4 Breakfast Myths Debunked!

Cage-Free eggs

Food Myths You Need to Debunk This 2021
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Vendors are selling eggs in an open market on December 2, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. As there have been no recorded cases of community transmissions since May, life for residents is gradually returning to normal.

When you go to your local grocery store, you might notice eggs with labels "cage-free" and give you the idea that the hens are roaming around. According to Eat This Not That, the chickens do not have access to the outdoors or are not kept inside a battery cage.

The Eater notes that the cage-free eggs are from chickens roaming around a building or area with unlimited access to food and water during the production period.

Froot Loops Have Different Flavor

Let's face it. We have a moment in our life (maybe until now) that we believe that the cereal favorite Froot loops have different flavor due to the different colors. However, the company behind the breakfast meal, Kellogg's, confirms in a 1999 article referenced by Time that the cereal does not have different fruit flavors.

Good folks at Food Beast were able to attest to the article when they conducted scientific blind testing and found that the rumors are true.

Fortune Cookies are not from China

If you have a Chinese friend and you happen to be present at their estate during the Lunar New Year, or they just give you something too much on, you might be holding or seen yourself a Fortune cookie. Unfortunately, this did not originate from China.

In an interview with Mashed, food historian Yasuko Nakamatchi found out that the fortune cookie of the present comes from a group of family bakeries in Kyoto, Japan, which are known for fortune crackers where the fortune is attached outside. Nakamichi adds that the original flavor was miso and sesame.

Dairy Queen soft serve is ice cream

Did it ever cross your mind that the sift serve you love from Dairy Queen is not ice cream? Eat This Not That confirms that this dessert from the famous ice cream brand does not confer with the FDA's standards or definition of an Ice cream mainly because the soft serve from Dairy Queen does not have enough milkfat content. They add that ice cream should have 10 percent, whereas Dairy Queen only has 5 percent.

White Chocolate is Chocolate

Food Myths You Need to Debunk This 2021
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Royal Demi Chef De Partie, Shaun Mason arranges handmade white chocolate truffles in a bowl, after after they were prepared in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace on March 25, 2011 in London, England.

You may love white Chocolate more than traditional milk or dark chocolates. What will you feel if your favorite flavor betrays because it is not Chocolate at all? Bon Appétit shares that white Chocolate is made from sugar cocoa butter, milk products, vanilla, and lecithin. They add that this is not Chocolate because it does not have any chocolate solids.

Knowledge is power; that is why knowing that is why debunking this food myth will clear confusion among people. Teach these facts to your friends this 2021 and be in the know when it comes to food.

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