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Food Factory - Episode Guide

Season 4

  • Just the Flax

    Season 4 - November 8, 2014

    First served at a fancy NYC hotel in the 1920s, today you’ll find a delectable chunk of red velvet cake in nearly every single spoonful of the ice cream that bears its name; the good news for hungry hikers is that more than half a million pumpkin spice granola bars are pumped out daily; breakfast becomes a nutty decadent treat when you serve up the delectable spread that blends melted chocolate with freshly ground roasted almonds; and, though it may be hard to believe, 100 batches of lemon burst cookies are made every day using the essential oil from 24,000 lemons!

  • Let's TalkTofurky

    Season 4 - November 8, 2014

    Complete with holiday stuffing in the centre, Tofurky is a hearty vegetarian alternative to Thanksgiving roast turkey; two best friends have put their passion for healthy eating into making tasty and nutritious snack bars that are guilt-free and packed with energy; it’s arguably the most famous kiddie cocktail ever, and the good news for fans is that 1.5 million cans of Shirley Temple soda are produced daily; and, these one-bite snacks combine three generations of love with crunchy almonds, tangy cranberries, and decadent white chocolate.

  • Chocolate Under Wraps

    Season 4 - November 1, 2014

    If you’ve got a serious hankering for chocolate, head to the state-of-the-art factory that produces 1.5 billion truffles a year; packed with veggies, bananas, and heaps of chocolate chips, meet the guilt- and gluten-free muffin that’s as satisfying as it is healthy; retro Hot Tamales are North America’s number one cinnamon flavored candy, and 73 million of them are produced every day; and, layers of buttery pastry dough and two tangy cheeses are the secret to light and flaky gourmet cheese crisps.

  • Pigging Out

    Season 4 - November 1, 2014

    Packed with a double dose of chocolate pudding and cookies, 144,000 pints of this decadent ice cream are produced every 12 hours; if you love Indian curry, you’ll go nuts for this irresistible blend of creamy coconut, spicy ginger, and tender crisp green beans; these champagne and strawberry lollipops will satisfy your adult cravings and the kid in you, and the good news is that up to 35,000 of them are lovingly hand-crafted every day; and, featuring European chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and luscious raspberry jam, these truffle pigs are hunted by the big bad wolf and humans alike.

  • Cuckoo for Coconuts

    Season 4 - October 25, 2014

    With 165 years of practice, find out how one of the world’s leading chocolatiers produces up to 500,000 dark chocolate bars a day; it takes 35,000 cashew nuts from around the world to make a single batch of the fudge-like East Indian candy called kaju katli, and it’s up to a series of robotic arms to package them to perfection; loaded with butter and pecans, these crumbly melt-in-your-mouth cookies go by more names than a secret agent; and, blending tea, spices, and coconut milk, this refreshing smoothie combines tropical flair with a host of health benefits.

  • My Cup Runneth Over

    Season 4 - October 25, 2014

    The recipe for these popular peanut butter cups hasn’t changed in nearly a century and neither has the retro packaging; upwards of five million roasted vegetable soufflés are baked to perfection every year; after a successful career as a conductor, this maestro dusted off his grandma’s secret almond cookie recipe and turned them into a popular and nearly guilt-free snack; and, it takes almost 7,000 kilograms of crushed tomatoes every day to make traditional Italian puttanesca sauce by the barrel.

  • Green with Envy

    Season 4 - October 18, 2014

    A giant sheet of molten candy is pulled by hand before a machine takes over to produce thousands of tutti-frutti candies; on their way to your breakfast table, 300,000 spinach potato latkes are flash fried, showered with cold water, and frozen every day; a lesson in Japanese tradition and kitchen science, making gluten-free shirataki noodles requires precision and a magic ingredient; and, these guilt-free crisps pack loads of pinto beans and vegetables into every cheesy bite.

  • Crepe Escape

    Season 4 - October 18, 2014

    Up to 70 million, picture-perfect Hershey’s Kisses are lovingly produced daily at the world’s biggest chocolate plant; a sweet fusion of the French crepe and the Russian blini, every cheese-filled crepini is hand-assembled before a machine finishes the job; there’s a real-life sisterhood behind the colourful and tangy gummy candies that look just like rainforest frogs; and, every year, it takes 150,000 kilograms of hand-selected Madagascar vanilla beans to produce top-of-the-line extract by the tanker-load.

  • Fishing for Spuds

    Season 4 - October 11, 2014

    Triple ‘C’ cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s fantasy featuring a brownie bottom, chocolate cheesecake middle, a chocolate mousse topping, and even more chocolate; discover the unique father-and-son story behind a Noah’s Ark of animal crackers, and watch as a massive menagerie of soon-to-be cookies stampedes through a giant tunnel oven; spaghetti-like strands of dough are chopped, baked for just 30 seconds, and then seasoned to become perfectly crispy sweet potato fries; and, combined with its 2000-year history, tofu’s bland reputation is getting an overhaul with a sweet and spicy gourmet version that’s anything but.

  • Lights, Camera, Popcorn

    Season 4 - October 11, 2014

    Now the official state snack of Texas, millions of tortilla chips are baked in a tunnel oven before taking a quick dip in a giant flash fryer; all-natural ingredients and a whole lot of cinnamon give grandma’s kitchen flavour to 200,000 bite-size coffee cakes every day; if you think vegan means bland, then these decadent mint double chocolate cookies will blow your palate and your mind; and, it takes an entire assembly line to provide you with the blockbuster convenience of microwaveable popcorn in a bag.

  • Viva Los Churros

    Season 4 - October 4, 2014

    The surprising thing about this protein-packed breakfast cereal is that it’s made from navy beans, lentils, garbanzo beans, and brown rice; a love for soda pop was the inspiration for an artisanal cream soda that delivers a flavour high without the sugar rush; the recipe for vegan mayonnaise came to its creator in a dream, and a 24-hour production cycle means a whopping annual yield of 4 million kilograms; and, steeped in Spanish history, a quarter of a million churros are dusted with cinnamon and flash-fried to perfection every day.

  • Everyday is Sundae

    Season 4 - October 4, 2014

    It takes 1.5 million kilograms of strawberry sauce to satisfy the annual demand for strawberry shortcake ice cream; hundreds of delectable tacitos are hand-rolled every minute, and if you want to join the assembly line, it’ll take you three months to get up to speed; with gallons of chocolaty fluff and just minutes on the clock, making marshmallows is a race against time; and, after a massive shredder cuts the vegetables down to size, broccoli slaw is washed twice before hitting the spin cycle.

  • Pasta Straight Up

    Season 4 - September 27, 2014

    Two fun-loving brothers have put an organic spin on the classic cheese twist, and their high-tech assembly line includes a video system that scans for defective curls; if you’ve got a hankering for bite-size mint chocolate patties, the good news is that millions of them roll off the assembly line every day; it takes 200 litres of vodka every month to help put the zing in a buttery bacon-scented tomato sauce; and, the surprising thing about high-end chili powder is that it contains seven spices harvested from the four corners of the globe.

  • Gold Bars

    Season 4 - September 27, 2014

    Featuring shredded coconut, toasted almonds, and rum, this Caribbean-inspired candy bar takes a trip through a chocolate waterfall; it takes three kilograms of rosemary, six kilograms of roasted garlic, and 100 kilograms of corn meal to produce a single batch of irresistible polenta crisps; sprinkled with walnuts and glazed by hand, every maple-flavoured Danish is a patriotic pastry that’s packed with a magical filling; and, laced with butter and parmesan, Alfredo risotto is so popular that more than 25 million boxes of it are produced every year.

  • Shaken not Stirred
    Shaken not Stirred

    Episode 2 - Season 4 - September 20, 2014

    The process of making instant ready-to-blend fruit smoothies is so cool that it takes a river of liquid nitrogen to make it happen; find out how raw organic cocoa beans are turned into luscious salted almond chocolate bars; delicious paneer isn’t just the most popular cheese in southeast Asia, it doesn’t melt when it’s cooked; and, with a killer combination of kick, wasabi horseradish mustard features a spicy family story that only science can explain.

  • Pop Goes the Cake
    Pop Goes the Cake

    Episode 1 - Season 4 - September 20, 2014

    An irresistible combination of caramel, chocolate, and butter pecan, discover the tantalizing secrets of the ice cream you serve like a cake; named after a people who were part of Genghis Khan’s famous army, tangy tartar sauce was given a gourmet twist in the 1970s, and is perfected daily; it takes plenty of icing, slabs of cake, and a machine called the ‘encruster’ to make a single batch of 2,700 bite-size cake pops; and, a special roasting oven and Dead Sea salt give artisanal almonds their signature crunch.

Season 3

  • Pasta Master
    Pasta Master

    Episode 24 - Season 3 - March 28, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Lasagna is painstakingly assembled by both man and machine; a single batch of school-safe brownies makes more than 6,500 chocolaty treats; maple caramelized onions contain a secret spice blend and Canadian maple syrup; and, find out what it takes to make 67 million apple turnovers every year.

  • Breakfast in Shred
    Breakfast in Shred

    Episode 23 - Season 3 - March 28, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: More than eight billion Shreddies have been produced since 1939; every batch of Black Forest cake calls for 12,000 cherries; Alfajor cookies require special one-on-one care; and, find out what it takes to make tzatziki by the tanker full.

  • Six Into Eight
    Six Into Eight

    Episode 22 - Season 3 - March 21, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: More than one and a half billion Sixlets candies are produced every year; it takes 40,000 heads of cabbage to make 400,000 cabbage rolls; sweet and salty popcorn puts a twist on an ancient snack; and, potato skins chips look just like their deli counter counterparts.

  • Thirst Quencher
    Thirst Quencher

    Episode 21 - Season 3 - March 21, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: 1,300 cans of cola are produced every minute; it takes two strains of bacteria and a modern centrifuge to produce fat-free Greek yogurt by the gallon; more than 700,000 kg of butter cream is used every year to make mountains of Swiss roll cakes; and, 30,000 jars of pickled sliced beets roll off the assembly line every day.

  • A Trip to Dijon
    A Trip to Dijon

    Episode 20 - Season 3 - March 14, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: The secret to delicious Dijon mustard is a whole lot of Chardonnay; a single batch of rabbi-approved coconut macaroons weighs in at 15,000 kg; eight million bottles of kosher certified teriyaki sauce are blended every year; and, hazelnut cream-filled wafers are toasted for just 40 seconds.

  • Hot Stuff!
    Hot Stuff!

    Episode 19 - Season 3 - March 14, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Tabasco sauce is fermented in oak barrels for up to three years; uncover the secret to making irresistible Italian lemon ice; tumble dried for hours, nearly a million kilograms of peanuts hit the major leagues every year; and, double-chocolate mousse starts with two kinds of chocolate and lots of whipped cream.

  • Rock Around the Choc
    Rock Around the Choc

    Episode 18 - Season 3 - March 7, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: One million kilograms of ChocoRocks are produced every year; pretzel nuggets get their crunch in a 15-metre oven; the secret to perfect French fried onions is a multi-step battering process; and, Italian Brio soda gets its signature zing from a citrus fruit called chinotto.

  • What a Hunk!
    What a Hunk!

    Episode 17 - Season 3 - March 7, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: 50 million Big Hunks of peanutty nougat are produced every year; potato pellets become Smart Fries in just two minutes flat; one million gummy bears are produced every hour; and, apple chips feature one single ingredient and deliver the crispy satisfaction of potato chips without all the calories.

  • A Taste of Japan
    A Taste of Japan

    Episode 16 - Season 3 - February 28, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Every 4,000-litre batch of micro-brewed root beer contains shovelfuls of spices and birch bark; sinfully delicious mini chocolate cakes, Lil’ Devils are hand-dipped in dark chocolate; it takes up to six months to make tamari soy sauce; and, kosher matzo bread must be completed in 18 minutes or the entire batch is scrapped.

  • The Perfect Burger
    The Perfect Burger

    Episode 15 - Season 3 - February 28, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Over 3,000,000 hamburger patties are produced every single day; ribbon candy is sent through a crimper to get its signature shape; Mexican chocolate discs are based on a tradition that dates back thousands of years; and, it takes a secret sauce and loads of cheese to keep the enchilada assembly line moving.

  • Plenty of Fish
    Plenty of Fish

    Episode 14 - Season 3 - February 21, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Fish fingers are showered with batter and breadcrumbs, and fried to golden brown in just 20 seconds; corn meal is puffed to perfection and then covered with caramel; on their way to becoming crinkle cut sweet potato fries, crate loads of sweet potatoes are showered, peeled, diced, and dried; and, chunks of cookie dough batter hit the deep freeze before being smothered in milk chocolate.

  • Fries, With a Twist
    Fries, With a Twist

    Episode 13 - Season 3 - February 21, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: On their 90-minute trip to becoming curly fries, truckloads of potatoes enjoy a steam bath and a ride through a top-secret cutter; it takes 200,000 kilograms of cream cheese to frost half a million red velvet cakes a year; 50,000 vegetable pot pies are assembled and baked daily; and, Mitchell Sweets are marshmallow squares covered in fresh gooey caramel.

  • Berry, Berry Tasty
    Berry, Berry Tasty

    Episode 12 - Season 3 - February 14, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Raspberry jellies leap through a shower of candy seeds to receive their finishing touch; every piece of crab Rangoon is hand-wrapped and fried to perfection; the key ingredient in cranberry pecan oat clusters is love; and, it takes tons of pressure to transform sugar-free powder into tiny yet powerful mints.

  • Give it a Whirl
    Give it a Whirl

    Episode 11 - Season 3 - February 14, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Every jumbo lollipop is hand-twisted to give it its signature shape; Chinese hot and sour soup has been a crowd pleaser for more than 600 years; 13,000 hedgehog chocolates can be poured in an hour; and, seven million scallops are lovingly hand-wrapped in bacon every year.

  • In a Pickle
    In a Pickle

    Episode 10 - Season 3 - February 7, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: You’ll need gallons of brine and up to 50 days to create the perfect pickle; if Fizzies drink tablets get wet too soon the entire factory could foam up; maple cream chocolates combine cocoa beans from Africa with Canadian maple syrup; and, every single bliss ball passes through a heavenly waterfall of chocolate.

  • Fantastic Flavours
    Fantastic Flavours

    Episode 09 - Season 3 - February 7, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Super-sour Warheads candies contain as much malic acid as allowed by law; find out how veggies are turned into faux meat; every batch of maple bacon chocolate pods starts with two kilograms of crispy bacon; and, in order to make tons of sauerkraut, you’ll need massive tanks that hold 225,000 heads of cabbage.

  • Sweet and Savoury
    Sweet and Savoury

    Episode 08 - Season 3 - January 31, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Mini Clark Bars are showered by a waterfall of chocolate; 11,000 kilograms of spuds are cooked every hour to make deviled egg potato salad; the dough for puff pastry cheese bites is punctured to prevent them from exploding in your oven; and, potato chip chocolate bars combine two surprising snacks in one delicious treat.

  • A Chocolate Orange
    A Chocolate Orange

    Episode 07 - Season 3 - January 31, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: A classic Canadian candy, 700 million Chicken Bones have been produced since 1885; a single batch of Pastel de Nata yields nearly 4,000 tantalizing tarts; only the largest garlic cloves are coated with olive oil and roasted to perfection; and, it takes ingenuity and a major assembly line to create break-apart chocolate oranges.

  • Snow and Ice
    Snow and Ice

    Episode 06 - Season 3 - January 24, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: A machine called the ‘chunker’ helps put the magic in every pint of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream; a specially designed spinning nozzle puts the twist in every chocolate mint stick; 250 bushels of Extreme Beans are sweetly spiced and pickled every day; and, every batch of snowball cookies contains a bucketful of secret crumble.

  • Nuts About Brittle
    Nuts About Brittle

    Episode 05 - Season 3 - January 24, 2014

    FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Wafer-thin peanut brittle is first cooked in a ‘savage fire mixer’; 100,000 pigs-in-a-blanket roll off the assembly line every day; in a small shop open 24/7, 12,000 Montreal-style bagels are hand-crafted daily; and, it takes 48 hours to produce every hand-made piece of Indian jalebi.

  • Get Fruity
    Get Fruity

    Episode 04 - Season 3 - January 17, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: 200 million pieces of Nitwitz candy are produced every year; so many popchips are made every year that they could circle the earth three times; nearly five million chocolaty Mighty Malts roll off the assembly line every day; and, chicken soup is cooked right in the can.

  • Ice Cup of Tea

    Season 3 - January 17, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: A special machine was developed to put the chunks in Cherry Garcia ice cream; a computer-controlled recipe ensures the perfect blend of Earl Grey tea; a single batch of tapenade fills 15,000 jars; and, a fast-paced machine churns out 500 tutti-frutti lollipops every minute.

  • From Candy to a Baby
    From Candy to a Baby

    Episode 02 - Season 3 - January 10, 2014

    FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: Learn the age-old technique that packs the pistachio punch into every bite of baklava; watch as high-tech machines create 150 pounds of candy buttons per hour; a single batch of organic baby food fills 28,000 gourmet pouches; and, while feta cheese starts with a truckload of fresh sheep’s milk, its origins date back to ancient Greece.

  • Smell the Coffee
    Smell the Coffee

    Episode 01 - Season 3 - January 10, 2014

    From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY goes behind the scenes to reveal how our favourite foods are made: The tumbling room of a jawbreaker factory sounds like a jet engine; at Tim Hortons’ mammoth roasting facility, super-sized grinders tackle thousands of pounds of beans every hour; 30,000 savory empanadas are made from a single batch; and, the history of cocktail sauce is as zesty as its flavour.

  • Halloween 2

    Season 3 - October 6, 2013

    Two frighteningly delicious special episodes of FOOD FACTORY reveal the story behind some of our all-time favourite Halloween treats: Like magic, cacao beans are roasted, cracked, and crushed, cooked in a cauldron, and then finally transformed into milk chocolate witch bars; dying to be eaten on Halloween, spooky marshmallow lollipops are hand-decorated to give each one its own personality; with their gory exterior and fruity centres, every Bloody Skulls candy starts life in powdered form and a red dye ultimately gives them their grisly appearance; and it wouldn’t be Halloween without bat cookies, but these blood thirsty creatures have a sweet buttery taste.

  • Halloween 1

    Season 3 - October 6, 2013

    Two frighteningly delicious special episodes of FOOD FACTORY reveal the story behind some of our all-time favourite Halloween treats: Made from the same recipe for generations, ten million molasses kisses roll off the assembly line every year; from start to finish it takes five days to make Spooky Eyes, the ghoulish gumballs that look just like human eyeballs; handmade and hauntingly delicious, green Zombie Bar chocolates feature a creepy crunch and blood red ‘bite me’ message; and, every Halloween, 20,000 Granny Smith apples are coated in caramel, covered with sticky rice crisps, and hand-dipped in chocolate to become sinfully scary colossal candy apples.

Season 2

  • Yule Love This
    Yule Love This

    Episode 26 - Season 2 - November 25, 2013

    Discover how only a few simple ingredients produce the complex flavour of crumbly, buttery Scottish shortbread; moist cake and creamy mousse are rolled into Yule logs, a decadent holiday dessert; a secret ingredient is the crunch in a sweet and minty chocolate bark; and the iconic hook of a candy cane is the finishing touch on a classic stocking stuffer.

  • The House That Santa Built
    The House that Santa Built

    Episode 25 - Season 2 - November 25, 2013

    Discover how festive eggnog gets its rich and creamy, soothing texture; pre-assembled gingerbread houses are built on a spicy foundation of aromatic dough and icing; sweet and luxurious milk chocolate is painstakingly formed into flavorful hollow chocolate Santas; and fruity, nutty, dense traditional Christmas cake is infused with a round of holiday cheer.

  • Chip Off The Old Block
    Chip Off The Old Block

    Episode 23 - Season 2 - June 26, 2013

    Discover how roasted eggplants are transformed into rich and yummy baba ghanoush; apple strudel is hand braided into a flaky, buttery treat; creamy ranch dressing gets its distinctively tangy flavour; and soft, sweet and chewy chocolate chip cookies are produced in big enough quantities to satisfy the demand for bedtime snacks everywhere.

  • Not Tonight Josephine
    Not Tonight Josephine

    Episode 22 - Season 2 - June 19, 2013

    Discover how an aromatic blend of exotic spices is packed into pakoras, a mouthwatering, deep-fried Indian fritter; the bakers of decadently custardy Napoleon bars fold thousands of tiny layers into flaky French pastry; fiery jalapeno peppers are added to a creamy, nutty hummus; and bold sea salt enhances the sinfully sweet flavor of irresistible caramel to produce a presidential bonbon.

  • Put The Kettle On
    Put The Kettle On

    Episode 21 - Season 2 - June 19, 2013

    Discover how crispy, lip-smacking Kettle potato chips are specially crinkled for maximum dipping power; sweet, melt-in-your-mouth meringue cookies get their delicate texture in an unconventional oven; chewy oat flax dough and country-style strawberry jam join forces to produce an omega-rich, delicious and nutritious snack; and the makers of savoury Mediterranean flatbread bake an extra snappy, super crunch into each bite.

  • Over The Rainbow
    Over The Rainbow

    Episode 20 - Season 2 - June 12, 2013

    Discover how humble rice and sugar are transformed into a gooey, crunchy marshmallow bar topped with rainbow-coloured chocolate chips; the root, stem and flowery part of a Japanese plant are pureed into a delicate but very spicy sidekick to sushi; meatless deli magicians, Tofurky, turn soy milk into mouthwateringly aromatic Italian veggie sausages; and, how many microscopic layers are baked into the flaky dough of a sinfully moist and tender Mini Choco bun.

  • The Rocky Road
    The Rocky Road

    Episode 19 - Season 2 - June 12, 2013

    Discover how old world flavour is lovingly baked into rustic and crusty Baltic dark rye bread; sweet and chewy Duo cookies cater to the tastes of chocolate and vanilla lovers alike; tangy Japanese ginger carrot dressing complements Western as well as Asian dishes; and fluffy, crunchy, chocolaty Rocky Road bars are carefully built on a sumptuous bed of creamy marshmallow.

  • Abba Zaba Doo
    Abba Zaba Doo

    Episode 18 - Season 2 - June 5, 2013

    Discover how Amy’s Kitchen wraps up their scrumptious rice and pinto bean burritos; an Oregon-based company adds a double shot of bacon to lip smacking fried rice that never meets the fryer; sweet little Maraschino cherries get their signature colour; and the makers of classic Abba-Zaba candy bars get that perfect combo of chewy taffy and creamy peanut butter.

  • The Name's Boondi
    The Name's Boondi

    Episode 17 - Season 2 - June 5, 2013

    Discover how the makers of doubly delicious “Tortetufo” get one chocolate praline mousse cake inside another; plain chick peas are transformed into yummy boondi, a spicy, crunchy Indian snack; sinfully tender, frosted sugar cookies come out of the oven a technicolor treat; and mouthwateringly flaky, aromatic Greek spanakopita is spun into a modern spinach pie twisted up in phyllo pastry.

  • Welch Rare-Bite
    Welch Rare-Bite

    Episode 16 - Season 2 - May 29, 2013

    Discover how sweet and crunchy Boston Baked Beans are made to be the candy version of a traditional side dish; the tangy strawberry filling in a Welch’s fruit yogurt snack receives a creamy coating; brocato, a decadently cheesy Scottish breakfast pie, gets its signature stand up pastry shell; and Kerr’s infuses their irresistible peppermint chocolate candies with an authentically spicy flavour.

  • Hill of Beans
    Hill Of Beans

    Episode 15 - Season 2 - May 29, 2013

    Discover how smooth caramel and milky chocolate combine with scrumptious pretzels to produce a perfect salty sweet snack; the makers of Jelly Bellys get those mouth-watering flavours into their jellybeans; lip-smacking Korean dumplings are jam-packed with savory spices and healthy veggies; and meaty, finger-licking Cornish pasties get their signature shape from an underground connection.

  • Fancy A Sausage Roll?
    Fancy A Sausage Roll?

    Episode 14 - Season 2 - May 22, 2013

    Discover how irresistibly flaky sausage rolls were formerly a snack fit for just a king; fluffy, sugary Peeps marshmallows come out looking like adorable baby chicks; bright colored Candy Tree lollipops get their sweet and sour flavor; and a Middle Eastern staple, pita, gets puffed up into a crunchy, zesty bite-sized snack.

  • Chee Cha Sambur
    Chee Cha Sambur

    Episode 13 - Season 2 - May 22, 2013

    Discover how the makers of madras sambar, an ancient Indian vegetable stew, manage to fit an entire aromatic meal into a small can; the surprisingly sumptuous combo of lemony chocolate and cottage cheese is molded into Moo Moo bars, a modern update of a frozen Russian treat; CheeChas, a crunchy Mexican-inspired chip is puffed up from pasta; and classic sugary American gumdrops get their chewy texture.

  • Use Your Noodle
    Use Your Noodle

    Episode 12 - Season 2 - May 15, 2013

    Discover how decadent peanut butter chocolate bonbons from Waggoner are made to resemble the lucky buckeye nut; the noodles in slurp-worthy instant Japanese ramen soup get their signature curly shape; Amazing Dad’s barbecue sauce gets it’s much buzzed-about sweet and tangy flavour; and a rich, coconut-infused marshmallow chocolate cup gets its sinfully fluffy centre.

  • Colourful Candy
    Colourful Candy

    Episode 11 - Season 2 - May 15, 2013

    Discover how sweet and sugary Mike and Ike candies get their chewy centres and shiny shells; rich and cheesy shredded mozzarella is made just right for nacho night; cool and refreshing Arizona iced green tea gets the same smooth, healthy taste in every can; and how banana-flavoured Turkish Taffy comes out crunchy yet soft and stretchy at the same time.

  • Double Trouble
    Double Trouble

    Episode 10 - Season 2 - May 8, 2013

    Discover how crispy, cheesy pizza goes from simple slice to portable pocket; refreshing ginger beer gets that sweet and spicy pop; powdered sugar is pressure packed into tangy tart double flavour lollipops; and addictive chocolate toffee nut clusters get their bite-sized crunchy shapes.

  • From Sugar With Love
    From Sugar With Love

    Episode 9 - Season 2 - May 8, 2013

    Discover how peppermint puffs get their light and airy texture while packing a spicy blast; flaky cheese straws get that perfect twist of buttery cheddar and crunchy pastry; cool and fruity mango chutney is the Indian condiment used as ketchup, relish and mustard all at once; and iconic love hearts are embossed with those catchy sweet nothings.

  • Tikka My Breath Away
    Tikka My Breath Away

    Episode 8 - Season 2 - May 1, 2013

    Discover how many spices go into richly aromatic tikka masala, and why it’s Britain’s favourite meal; sweet and sour gummy worms get their mouth-puckering flavour; crunchy golden tortillas stay intact until they’re stuffed full of Mexican treats on taco night; and seasonal Easter crème eggs get that yummy and yolky egg-like filling.

  • Getting Saucy
    Getting Saucy

    Episode 7 - Season 2 - May 1, 2013

    Discover how classic Tootsie Pops get that chewy reward in the middle; sweet and tangy ketchup contains all of the five taste sensations; a traditional Italian dessert, tiramisu, actually gets its pillowy texture from crunchy biscuits; and why salty, doughy pretzels get all twisted.

  • Spring In Georgia
    Spring In Georgia

    Episode 6 - Season 2 - April 24, 2013

    Discover how cool and refreshing frozen yogurt gets its dizzying layers of crunchy toffee and peanut butter swirl; the origin of crispy spring rolls and what really goes into plum sauce; Purdy’s rich and gooey Sweet Georgia Browns get their mouthwatering salty sweet balance; and double-the-pleasure brie gets its fuzzy white coat and creamy goodness.

  • Cut The Mustard
    Cut The Mustard

    Episode 5 - Season 2 - April 24, 2013

    Discover how zesty mustard gets its vibrant colour; luxurious orange creams come filled with a double hit of sweet and tart; nutty granola bars are jam packed with exotic ingredients; and what exactly goes into Tootsie Rolls to give them that old-school chewy texture.

  • Food Fortunes
    Food Fortunes

    Episode 4 - Season 2 - April 17, 2013

    Discover how spicy salsa gets its peppery kick; a tangy ancient cheese once made by monks gets a modern makeover; crunchy fortune cookies come sweet, tasty and packed full of good advice; and a popular summertime snack gets stuffed with ice creamy coolness.

  • All Bar Naan
    All Bar Naan

    Episode 3 - Season 2 - April 17, 2013

    Discover how modern technology has transformed the way traditional Indian flatbread is baked; crunchy cheesy puffs get a flavour as bright as their neon colour; cream filled cookies get that distinctly Canadian taste and shape; and decadent chocolates are filled with the luck o’ the Irish.

  • Salty and Sweet
    Salty and Sweet

    Episode 2 - Season 2 - April 10, 2013

    Discover how gooey glazed donuts get blasted by an icing waterfall, while ice cream bars are given a chocolate bath; why health-conscious Korean astronauts take pickled kimchi into outer space; and the lengths that salt miners will go to to put “white gold” on people’s plates.

  • All You Cone Eat
    All You Cone Eat

    Episode 1 - Season 2 - April 10, 2013

    Discover how sweet, crispy waffle cones get their ice cream-ready shape; rich, dark chocolate milk is transformed from creamy to dreamy; tangy Doritos nachos go from kernel to crunchy chip; and how the special ingredient in cheesy Indian dessert Kesar Rasmalai could break the bank.

Season 1

  • In The Hot House
    In the Hot House

    Episode 26 - Season 1 - November 22, 2012

    Discover how sweet plump tomatoes, perfect muffins, breath saving candy, and the richest tasting gnocchi gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • The Cream of the Crop
    The Cream of the Crop

    Episode 25 - Season 1 - November 22, 2012

    Discover how healthy organic milk, high-fibre chick peas, aromatic samosas, and delicious creamy mini eclairs gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • This Is Toast
    This is Toast

    Episode 23 - Season 1 - November 15, 2012

    Discover how the wondrous Wonderbread, sugary crunchy pralines, hearty Morroccan harira vegan soup, and crystal-clear bagged ice gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Gone Fishing
    Gone Fishing

    Episode 24 - Season 1 - November 15, 2012

    Discover how succulent rainbow trout, crunchy roasted cashew nuts, expertly sliced apples, and unspeakably tasty peameal bacon gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Hitting the Trail
    Hitting the Trail

    Episode 22 - Season 1 - November 8, 2012

    Discover how Danone’s Activia yogurt, snazzy trail mix, organic sweet apple baby cookies, and powerhouse veggie burgers gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Like Momma Makes
    Like Momma Makes

    Episode 21 - Season 1 - November 8, 2012

    Discover how perfect frozen pizzas, creamy spreadable butter, versatile organic mushrooms, and rich mini quiche florentine gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Mousse Hunting
    Mousse Hunting

    Episode 20 - Season 1 - November 1, 2012

    Discover how wild blueberry cream cheese bagels, comforting pot roast, refreshing spring water, and delicious lemon mousse cakes gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Totally Tropical
    Totally Tropical

    Episode 19 - Season 1 - November 1, 2012

    Discover how addictive roasted peanuts, creamy mango smoothies, full fat bocconcini cheese, and perfectly decadent vegan brownies gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Hot Potato
    Hot Potato

    Episode 17 - Season 1 - October 25, 2012

    Discover how perfect potatoes, bubblicious gumballs, sinfully delicious hot chocolate, and finger lickin’ barbecue ribs gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Going Crackers
    Going Crackers

    Episode 18 - Season 1 - October 25, 2012

    Discover how the wonders of sweet icy Freezies, rich parmesan cheese, delicious nut-free banana chocolate chip bars, and crunchy crostinis gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Full Steam Ahead
    Full Steam Ahead

    Episode 16 - Season 1 - October 18, 2012

    Discover how Rocket candy, perfectly crisp Pilsener beer, delectable chocolate blueberries, and flavour rich roast duck gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Come Fly With Me
    Come Fly With Me

    Episode 15 - Season 1 - October 18, 2012

    Discover how slow cooked bagels, delicious airplane food, crunchy multigrain Sun Chips™; and the tastiest organic vegan carrot cake gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Flour Power
    Flour Power

    Episode 14 - Season 1 - October 11, 2012

    Discover how cranberry covered goat cheese, whipped creamy strawberry shortcake, perfectly ground wheat, and pickled herring gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Holy Pierogy
    Holy Pierogy

    Episode 13 - Season 1 - October 11, 2012

    Discover how creamy cheesesake, melt-in-your-mouth perogies, top-notch ice cream sandwiches, and the freshest marmalade get to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Sweet as Sugar
    Sweet as Sugar

    Episode 6 - Season 1 - October 6, 2012

    Discover how refined sugar, delicious apple danish, protein-rich eggs, and the ultimate tortillas gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Smoking Salmon
    Smoking Salmon

    Episode 5 - Season 1 - October 6, 2012

    Discover how the most delectable cold smoked salmon, culture-rich yogurt, perfect pouches of ravioli, and the freshest garden salad gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Pasta the Ice Cream
    Pasta the Ice Cream

    Episode 3 - Season 1 - October 6, 2012

    Discover how perfect ice cream cones, retro fizzy sodapop, Primo’s primo pasta, and the world’s best chewing gum get to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • A Griller Thriller
    A Griller Thriller

    Episode 4 - Season 1 - October 6, 2012

    Discover how chewy granola bars, tasty BBQ veggie medleys, rich blue cheese, and hearty rice cakes gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • The Big Apple
    The Big Apple

    Episode 2 - Season 1 - October 6, 2012

    Discover how delicious flakey spanikopita, love-filled ginger snaps, mouth-watering tartufo, and good ol’ apple juice gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Warhol Soup
    Warhol Soup

    Episode 1 - Season 1 - October 6, 2012

    Discover how Campbell’s trusty condensed vegetable soup, sweet and chewy Razzles, fine Canadian whiskey, and sweet sticky brioche gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Pasta the Olives
    Pasta the Olives

    Episode 12 - Season 1 - October 4, 2012

    Discover how succulent stuffed olives, authentic tortellini, delicious cranberry pumpkin-seed baguettini, and a probiotic yogurt drinks gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made. 
  • From Toffee to Coffee
    From Toffee to Coffee

    Episode 11 - Season 1 - October 4, 2012

    Discover how premium toffee, vegan-friendly pesto, top-quality coffee, and ice rocket lollipops get to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.
     

  • In a Jam
    In a Jam

    Episode 10 - Season 1 - September 27, 2012

    Discover how rich croissants, sweet and tart rhubarb strawberry jam, savoury cranberry and orange stuffing, and delicious tomato sauce gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made. 
  • A Taste of India
    A Taste of India

    Episode 9 - Season 1 - September 27, 2012

    Discover how finger smackin’ crunchy chips, South Asian dessert fav gulab jamun, masterful almond biscotti, and protein-rich tofu gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Whipping It Up
    Whipping It Up

    Episode 7 - Season 1 - September 24, 2012

    Discover how comforting purréed buttercup soup, aerosol whipped cream, happy-go-lucky lollipops, and protein-packed crab sticks gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.

  • Crunch Time
    Crunch Time

    Episode 8 - Season 1 - September 24, 2012

    Discover how perfectly blended vodka mixers, delicious Italian pizzelle cookies, juicy Buffalo wings, and an entirely original Super Caramel Crunch cake gets to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals the wonders of how food is really made.