Top Ten Foods Invented by Mistake


The Top Ten

1 Potato Chips

The story: Some dude went to eat to a restaurant, but he was unhappy with the potatoes which he claimed where not sliced thinly enough, this repeated itself until the chef went really angry.

So he sliced the potatoes into skinny leaf sized slices and overdosed them on salt going "Buahaha! MWAAAHAHAAHA! " Then he presented them to the complaining dude which tasted them and went "Holy they are good! Just like my mom used to make them! "

He later died because the chef had rat poison in them too, but you where not supposed to know this part where you?

Also they say the chef (in this mostly) accurate story then got the creds for "inventing" this new recipe and called them Ships at first, but over time the word got corrupted into the word Chips.

The true question here is: Did not the other guys (which did not die) mom actually invent them then? Actually it was not his mom but he was happy about them, so he made them himself... Or maybe he learned when his mom ...more

We should thank George Crum for this - StephanTheIdiot

Wow! - 0744rose

2 Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've heard about how it invented many times and I always amazed with that. Good job, Ruth! - ndrnads20

Wow such awesome foods was invented by mistakes! - zxm

The best mistake on this list to be made :P - Britgirl

3 Lifesaver Mints

Never heard!

4 Yogurt

By the taste you can easily tell that it was a Big Mistake! - 0744rose

5 Ice Cream Cones

Ice cream cones were made in the first place due to there being no bowls for ice cream, which led to waffles being used as a substitute for the bowls, giving us the ice cream cones we know and love today. Correct me if I'm wrong. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The first edible waffle cone for serving ice cream was created by Ernest Hamwi in 1904 at the St. Louis World Fair. His waffle booth was next to an ice cream vendor that ran out of bowls. Hamwi rolled a waffle so that it could hold ice cream and thus the ice cream cone was born. - Rpemk

6 French Fries French Fries French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of fast food restaurants. Fries in America are generally salted and are often served with ketchup; in many countries they are topped more.

My favorite with Sandwiches, but didn't know were made by mistake.

7 Cheese Puffs
8 Corn Flakes
9 Sandwiches
10 Popsicle

The Contenders

11 Pizza Pizza Pizza is a yeasted flatbread generally topped with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in an oven. It is commonly topped with a selection of meats, vegetables and condiments. The term was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy.


12 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

These are the best - MikaBeeWall


13 Tofu
14 Ice Tea
15 Pasta

Salute to the one who invented it!..accidently - Ananya

16 Milk Duds

Originally, they actually were duds!

17 Donuts Donuts
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