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Did you know that the popular drink Coca-Cola was originally devised as a medicinal drink? Did you know that American President Ronald Reagan was nicknamed the "Jelly Bean Man"? Did you know that the origins of the American holiday thanksgiving date back to 1621? Read the fun facts sheet to learn more facts and trivia about food in the U.S.

Fun Fact 1: The popular drink Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Georgia. It was originally devised as a medicinal drink and was first marketed and sold in a pharmacy store on May 8, 1886

Fun Fact 2: Fast food restaurants have grown rapidly in America since the early 1900s. Many of the major fast food companies in the world originated in America

Fun Fact 3: Hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, jelly beans, doughnuts and pumpkin pie are the most familiar American foods across the world

Fun Fact 4: The American state of Florida is the leading producer of oranges in the U.S. and the second producer of oranges in the world (behind Brazil)

Fun Fact 5: Ronald Reagan was also known to some as the "Jelly Bean Man" because of his love of them! 3.5 tons of Jelly Bellie beans were dispatched to the White House for his 1981 presidential celebrations. A blue one, blueberry flavour, was developed especially for the occasion so that red, white and blue were each represented

Fun Fact 6: The state Georgia is the largest producer of peanuts in America, it supplies over 40% of the U.S. market

Fun Fact 7: Baked Alaska is the name for a classic sweet flan that looks like an iceberg, it has a white outer made of meringue and is filled with frozen ice cream; it was named after the American State

Fun Fact 8: Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows and produces coffee

Fun Fact 9: The Boston cream pie dates back to the 19th century it was adopted as the official state dessert of Massachusetts on December 12, 1996

Fun Fact 10: American Thanksgiving is an annual festival when all members of the family come together to eat and celebrate. Stores sell more food and provisions at this time than any other time of the year

Fun Fact 11: The American holiday Thanksgiving originates back to 1621 when pilgrim settlers from England established land in the U.S. They gathered food and crops and gave thanks to God for their successful harvest

Fun Fact 12: The National Turkey Federation estimate that in America over 46 million turkeys are eaten at Thanksgiving, that's more than double the amount eaten at Christmas time

Fun Fact 13: Some American states have adopted a fruit pies as an official state food they include; Florida - Key Lime Pie (adopted 2006), Maine - Blueberry Pie (adopted 2011) and Vermont - Apple Pie (adopted 1999)

Fun Fact 14: Fruity Fact! 98% of all eating grapes produced in America are grown in the state of California!

Fun Fact 15: It was discovered that American President George H Bush did not like a certain green vegetable and was once quoted as saying "I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli"

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