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The Fridge Light  Food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith guides you through the hidden stories of the things we eat. A CBC Original Podcast launching on September 27th!

Tofu: vegetarian superfood or toxin-packed poison? (Spoiler alert: it’s neither!)

William Wrigley Jr. made him a global phenomenon in part by mailing a pack of gum to every person in the U.S. phone book. Listen for more sticky gum history.

What are you really chewing on? This week’s gum episode might just burst your bubble.

Chew on this! Our latest episode is an inside-the-bubble look at the sticky story of how gum conquered our planet - and why today it’s fighting just to survive.

Some companies have never been shy about what their products are for. In our Gutsy episode, the surprising history of breakfast cereal, and why constipation has been called “the disease of civilization.”

Prebiotic. Probiotic. Food products from yogurt to cake mix bear these labels, but are the claims they make about gut health true? This week, we find out.

This week: the invisible forces that determine what’s in your drink. With @bourbonthing, @robertosimonson, @mixingjordan, @whiskeymagic and more!

Janis Thiessen, author of Snacks from @umanitobapress, taste tests our attempt to recreate vintage Old Dutch Snappy Spread! Photo of Janis courtesy of John Barduhn/Hot Docs.

Snack on this! Can we determine the greatest snack of all time? Recorded live at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival.

Food scientist Ron Kendrick tells us just how hard it was to get those little balls to stay afloat in a bottle of Orbitz. Listen to our latest episode to find out more!

Travel back in time to the 1990s for the epically disastrous launch of weirdest soft drink ever - Orbitz!

How did seed farmer Frank Morton’s lettuce make it into outer space? Listen to this week’s episode to find out.

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