Like butter, cheese requires easy-to-access ingredients that have made it popular with humans for many millennia. In Poland, archaeologists found pots with milk stains from 7.500 years ago. The pots also contained perforated holes, which indicated a cheese-making process.
Although the first evidence of corn comes from 9,000-year-old Mexican sites, popcorn did not appear to be a snack until thousands of years later. In Peru, archaeologists found popped corn cobs, indicating that ancient Peruvians discovered the joys of popcorn. The cobs, which are 6,700 years old, appeared to be an occasional snack rather than an everyday indulgence. Put a modern spin on the ancient tradition by making this salted caramel popcorn for a tasty treat everyone loves.