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The truth behind 28 urban food legends

Cheapism Logo By Jeff Rindskopf of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 29: Food is a central part of our lives, our cultures, and even our urban myths. Many media-perpetuated and classroom-circulated legends center around common snacks, fast food chains — even water — and our concerns or fears, even if unfounded, about them. Here's how many of them began; which are true; which are false; and which are somewhere in between. Related: The True Origins of 19 Classic ‘American’ Foods

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Food is a central part of our lives, our cultures, and even our urban myths. Many media-perpetuated and classroom-circulated legends center around common snacks, fast food chains — even water — and our concerns or fears, even if unfounded, about them. Here's how many of them began; which are true; which are false; and which are somewhere in between.

Related: The True Origins of 19 Classic ‘American’ Foods

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