Did you know that skewers are believed to date to the 15th century? These ancient tools for fire-roasting meat remain popular and are used in countless ways today. Foods on a stick are a beloved staple at festivals and in the grocery store freezer aisle. It's no wonder that Starbucks chose to roll out a sweet, sensibly sized treat on a stick as part of its 40th anniversary.
Take a hot dog, coat it in cornmeal batter and deep-fry it in oil. Only in America! The patent for this invention was filed in 1927, granted in 1929, and then the stock market crashed. Go figure.
This delicious frozen treat on a stick was invented in the early 1900s by a guy who was how old?
Maybe the original food-on-a-stick, it goes back to 14th-century Persia, and the word may mean "to burn, char."
Purists say only one material may be used for the all-important stick used to skewer satay, supposedly invented by faraway street vendors.
Deep-fried Twinkies on a stick
What makes flour, sugar, eggs, salt and Twinkies even tastier? Frying it all, of course. The craze started here. You might be surprised to find out how many calories they have.
Corn-on-the-cob on a stick
Why stick those little plastic prongs into each end of your corncob when you can have it on a stick instead?
Cheesecake on a stick
Eat it quick, and don't chew the stick.
Caramel apples on a stick
What would Halloween be without these treats? Stickless.