Food Unwrapped

March 2019

Series 9 Episode 2

3.0 0 x
What makes icing sugar so light and fluffy? Can you make risotto with long grain rice? Gennaro Contaldo gives it a go. And the surprising things that are being done with pre-packed sandwiches' crusts.

Series 16 Episode 1

4.0 1 x
Jimmy investigates a looming coconut shortage. Could compostables be the answer to our worldwide plastics problem? And why are macarons so expensive?

Chaos at the Checkout?

4.0 6 x
Food Unwrapped investigates what will happen to the food on our shelves, in our fridges and on our plates, and how our supermarkets will look and behave, after we leave the EU

Series 13 Episode 3

4.0 0 x
Jimmy finds out how shredded wheat's made. Matt discovers that lard can be healthier than butter. Dr Helen visits Poland to learn the trick to concentrating apple juice.
February 2019

Series 13 Episode 2

4.0 0 x
How do crumpets get filled with holes? How come baby food has such a long shelf-life? And why's mascarpone more expensive that other soft cheeses?

Series 12 Episode 4

4.0 0 x
What gives some whisky its smoky flavour? Why doesn't halloumi melt? And how do you get corn off the cob?

Series 13 Episode 6

3.0 1 x
Was Edam once used as cannonballs? What's that white powdery stuff that sometimes forms on chocolate? And can bedtime teas really help us sleep?


Expired 3.0 1 x
This special episode examines the innovations that are making meat healthier for us and better for the planet, from muscle-bound cattle to sustainable alternatives to beef

Takeaway Special

Expired 4.0 2 x
Matt joins KFC on the frontline of the fight against flaccid fries, Kate goes behind the scenes at Deliveroo, and Jimmy investigates the health benefits of a taco

February 13, 2017

4.0 1 x
Jimmy, Kate and Matt present some of their favourite investigations. Do prunes help you stay regular? Why are there holes in Swiss cheese? Plus: black pepper.
We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.