Food Unwrapped travels the world to explore the industry secrets behind our favourite food


An epic culinary journey with cod, meatballs and the happiest people on the planet

Thu 1 Dec, 8pm | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Nordic Adventure

What exactly is locust bean gum? And why is strawberry juice so elusive?

First shown: Mon 17 Oct 2022 | 23 mins

Series 23 Episode 5

This time it's salami, apples and cider, and how a humble vegetable came to be trademarked

First shown: Mon 10 Oct 2022 | 23 mins

Series 23 Episode 4

The team uncork the mystery of wine and hangovers. And peas, plastic and grated cheese.

First shown: Mon 3 Oct 2022 | 24 mins

Series 23 Episode 3

Recipe boxes are hugely popular - but are they good value? Plus: Smelly fish and water.

First shown: Mon 29 Aug 2022 | 23 mins

Series 23 Episode 2

The gang do sausages, orange wine, and a high-tech shortbread slicer

First shown: Mon 22 Aug 2022 | 23 mins

Series 23 Episode 1

Sour sweets, slow-melting ice cream, set versus runny jam, and the 'short' in shortbread

First shown: Mon 18 Jul 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Sweet Feast

Jimmy Doherty unwraps some of his all-time favourite Asian adventures

First shown: Mon 11 Jul 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Jimmy's Asian Adventures

High-end mozzarella. The story of gelato. And the saucy secrets behind pasta shapes.

First shown: Mon 4 Jul 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Italian Adventures

At the Shreddies factory, Matt learns how cereals keep their crunch

First shown: Mon 27 Jun 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Breakfast Buffet

Who put the hole in doughnuts, and how much honey is there in a honeycomb?

First shown: Mon 20 Jun 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Sweet Treat

The gang share some baking-related inside info: from choc chip cookies to shiny pretzels

First shown: Mon 23 May 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Gets Baking

Brioche buns and burgers. All about ice cream. The truth about wine bottles.

First shown: Mon 16 May 2022 | 23 mins

Series 22 Episode 2

Matt's in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, looking for the 'corn' in corned beef

First shown: Mon 9 May 2022 | 24 mins

Series 22 Episode 1

In pursuit of the perfect tomato. Risotto rice v long grain? And pork scratchings.

First shown: Mon 28 Mar 2022 | 23 mins

Tomatoes, Risotto Rice, Pork Scratchings

Some favourite vegetarian investigations, from tasty meat-free burgers to edible seaweed

First shown: Mon 10 Jan 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Goes Veggie

The team dig deep for food hacks for health and well-being, from chia seeds to watermelon

First shown: Mon 3 Jan 2022 | 68 mins

Food Unwrapped's Healthy New Year

The gang unwrap festive facts. What's the secret to perfect stollen?

First shown: Mon 6 Dec 2021 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Christmas Cracker

Why does pasta come in so many shapes? How do ready meals get their spice rating?

First shown: Mon 29 Nov 2021 | 23 mins

Series 21 Episode 3

How did sticky rice get its name? Is cabbage really a saviour for breastfeeding mums?

First shown: Mon 22 Nov 2021 | 23 mins

Series 21 Episode 2