Can You Believe These Foods Were Invented By Mistake?

It’s really interesting to hear stories about how items we use every day were brought to life. But have you ever wondered how people discovered some of the foods we eat every day? You won’t believe that these foods were actually invented by mistake.

Corn Flakes

There is definitely a creepy story when it comes to the invention of corn flakes. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his brother Will Keith Kellogg owned a sanatorium. The duo was trying to find a vegetarian option for their patients and came to discover the corn flakes completely by accident.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you imagine the world without chocolate chip cookies? Literally impossible. The thing you probably didn’t know is that these cookies were invented by mistake. Ruth Graves Wakefield was preparing cookies when she noticed she didn’t have any more baker’s chocolate. She did actually have a Nestle chocolate at home, so decided to use that instead.


The greatest joy of summer is a completely accidental invention. Frank W. Epperson was only 11 when he invented the popsicles. He left a cup of water and soda-water powder on his porch and woke up to a popsicle the next morning.

Potato Chips

Potato chips were invented in a New York restaurant when a customer complained that his French fries were too thick.