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Why People Used To Put Frogs In Milk (And Other Weird Food Facts)

Secret 7up Recipe

While most people know that Coca-Cola used to contain actual cocaine, you might not know about 7up’s dirty little secret. Back in the day, this drink was actually called “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda.” Amazing that they even got off the ground with a name like that, right? The secret ingredient is right in the name… Lithium. Now-a-days, lithium is used as a powerful psychiatric medication for those living with bipolar disorder.

Mushroom Ketchup

Originally, Ketchup was made from mushrooms, not tomatoes. The sauce known as ketchup was originally based off of a Malaysian pickled fish sauce. English settlers in the 18th century adapted the sauce to a British palate – by adding mushrooms and shallots. For about a hundred years – from 1750 to 1850, ketchup was only known by it’s British preparation – with mushrooms.

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