Created By Accident, These 5 Foods Are Now Famous

Feb 19, 2016 04:20 AM EST | By Anita Valensia


It takes a recipe and correct timing to make great food, but some of today's favorite dishes turn out to be results of accidents. Here are some of the dishes made from mistakes. 

Chocolate chip cookies

It was Ruth Wakefield, the owner of Toll House Inn, Massachusetts, who baked chocolate cookies for guests in 1930. As she ran out of the powder, she used semi sweet chocolate with the hope that it would melt in the dough. It didn't. Soon after, the cookies studded with chunks of chocolate became Toll House's signature snacks.


In a cold day back in 1905, Frank Epperson, an 11-year-old boy, accidentally left his stirring stick in a glass of soda frozen on the porch. The handled frozen soda-water mixture was named Epsicle and he soon patented the invention. Not long after the discovery, he changed the name to Popsicle - which today's generation feels very familiar with.


One of the world's favorite beverages was invented centuries ago. The Mesopotamians initially called it a defective drink due to the improper storage of grains. The moist condition caused the fermentation process to occur. This eventually led to the invention of the strange liquid that's now become a global drink.

Corn Flakes

In 1898, Kellogg brothers (yes Kellogg!) were trying to make healthy meals in the sanitarium where they worked. After boiling wheat, they let it go stale unintentionally. In an attempt to do something about it, they rolled the batter but it became flaky. They toasted the flakes and served it as patients' meals and surprisingly, everyone loved it. The siblings began to experiment with other basic ingredients and corn was one of them. The invention of corn flakes changed American breakfast forever.


Who would've thought that laziness resulted in one of the famous culinary inventions? John Motagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, was addicted to gambling. His addiction was so intense that he didn't want to leave the table. In his attempt to keep things practical and utensil-free, he always ordered the same meal - bacon inserted between two slices of bread. 

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