Food Factory (26 x 30′) – Dubble Bubble gum, Planters peanuts, Dannon yogurt, Campbell’s soup, and SunChips. Americans crave them. Buy them. Open them, and eat them. But behind every one of these deceptively simple food products is a fascinating and intricate process involving grand machinery, a symphony of assembly lines, and a suite of weird and wonderful steps that carries each treat from the factory floor right into your kitchen. This series takes viewers behind the scenes to see how some of America’s most beloved products are made. From iconic international brands to mom-and-pop products, each involves a process ripe with zigs, zags, swoops, and alleyoops as they travel down the production line. Along the way, marvel at the machinery – some mega, some miniscule – sophisticated manufacturing techniques, and revealing food science. Narrated by “The Howard Stern Show” radio personality and Destination America veteran Jon Hein.
In the first season, viewers go behind the scenes of some of the most mouth-watering food factories, including Lay’s, Tootsie Roll, Dannon, Planters, PepsiCo, Quaker and more. The program reveals the manufacturing processes behind common edibles, with each episode going behind the scenes at high-tech factories to feature the transformation of four different products from raw materials to finished treats. Mixing, chopping, sifting, filling, freezing, boiling, and wrapping are just a few of the transfixing steps viewers witness in each episode. Brand ambassadors and factory employees also chime in to recount the product’s history in American cuisine, touching on nostalgic elements in pop culture as well as the product’s evolution over the decades.
Channel: Destination America
Producer: Cineflix Productions
TX: 14th January 2013