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15 Food "Facts" You've Always Believed But Are 100% False

FYI: Reese's Pieces don't really have any chocolate in them.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the wildest food "facts" that most people believe are true but actually aren't. Here are the mind-melting results.

1. Despite sharing a name with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Reese's Pieces don't actually have any chocolate in them.

2. The milk you see in cereal commercials isn't actually real. The bowl is normally filled with shortening or styrofoam, and then white glue is added to look like milk.

3. Remember that rumor about how the numbers on toaster dials represent minutes? Yeah, that's not really true.

4. Peanuts aren't actually nuts. They grow in pods (like green beans and peas), so they're classified as a legume.

5. And almonds aren't nuts either. They're actually members of the peach family.

6. Even though you've probably gone your whole life spelling it as "Fruit Loops," it's actually spelled “Froot Loops.”

7. And in case that wasn't trippy enough, it's actually "Oscar Mayer," not "Oscar Meyer."

8. FYI: Strawberries aren't berries, but bananas totally are.

9. In case you were wondering, baby carrots aren't actually a type of carrot. They're just regular carrots that have been cut down.

10. And carrots weren't originally orange. They were actually purple until some Dutch carrot growers started cultivating them in the 17th century.

11. According to experts, vitamin C doesn't really help reduce the average person's risk of getting a cold.

12. All Froot Loops are the same exact flavor, no matter what color they are.

13. Cows don't just automatically make milk. Dairy cows need to get pregnant first before they can produce any milk.

14. Contrary to popular belief, you don't swallow an average of eight spiders every year in your sleep. In fact, you don't swallow any!

15. And Hawaiian pizza wasn't actually invented in Hawaii. It was invented in Canada.

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