When we see new versions of food, we kind of expect that they’re created by genius chefs. But it turns out that some of the most famous foods we eat were born out of revenge plots, laziness to use utensils, and a lack of ingredients. Lucky for some people, their desire to improvise led to some of the greatest discoveries in culinary history. From nachos to potato chips, get ready to find out the insanely bizarre creation stories on how randomly mixed ingredients led to the popular meals we know today. Check out the 10 insanely bizarre food origin stories:
10. Chocolate Chip Cookie
Sometimes a bit of creativeness can go a long way. This is exactly what happened to Ruth Wakefield when she created our favorite chocolate chip cookie. One day when making a dessert, she ran out of baker’s chocolate. Instead of going back to a grocery store and complaining, she decided to improvise. She cut-up a semi sweet chocolate bar from Nestle as a substitute. Thus, our chocolate chips were born with one of the most bizarre food origin stories!