Top Secret Recipes

Top Secret Recipes

Creating Kitchen Clones of America’s Favorite Brand-Name Foods

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452269958
  • 144 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


This irresistible collection of cloned recipes is the product of years of obsessive research by self-confessed junk-food addict Todd Wilbur. Big food manufacturers guard their recipes like the gold in Fort Knox, but Wilbur’s dogged pursuit of taste-alike versions of his—and our—all-time favorites has paid off in this unique cookbook of 50 scrumptious treats. Whether you’re a kid or just a kid at heart, you’ll have a great time making the incredible clones of a Hostess® Twinkie®, McDonald’s® Big Mac®, a Burger King® Whopper®, a Tastykake® Butterscotch Krimpet®, a Yoo Hoo® Chocolate Drink, and all the other famous foods. Helpful illustrations let you recreate them to perfection. And both taste and guilty pleasures are just like the real thing!

Table of Contents

Top Secret RecipesA Little Foreword


Convenience Food: An American Love Affair

Aunt Jemima’s® Maple Syrup
Ben and Jerry’s® Heath® Bar Ice Cream
Borden® Cracker Jack®
Brown & Haley® Almond Roca¨
Burger King® Whopper®
Carl’s Jr.® Famous Star®
Chick-Fil-A® Chicken Sandwich
Hardee’s® French Fries
Hardee’s® 1/4 Pound Hamburger
Hostess® Twinkie®
In-N-Out® Double-Double®
Jack-In-The-Box® Jumbo Jack®
Jack-In-The-Box® Taco
Kahlua® Coffee Liquer
Keeber® Soft Batch® Chocolate Chip Cookies
KFC® Buttermilk Biscuits
KFC® Cole Slaw
KFC® Original Recipe® Fried Chicken
Long John Silver’s® Batter-Dipped Fish
M&M/Mars® Caramel Twix® Bars
M&M/Mars® Snickers® Bars
McDonalds® Big Mac®
McDonalds® Egg McMuffin®
McDonalds® McD.L.T®
Mrs. Fields® Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mrs. Fields® Peanut Butter Dream Bars
Orange Julius®
Pancakes from International House of Pancakes®
Peter Paul® Mounds® and Almond Joy®
Pogen’s® Gingersnaps
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups®
Sara Lee® Original Cream Cheesecake
See’s® Butterscotch Lollipop
Taco Bell® Enchirito
Tastykake® Butterscotch Krimpets®
Tastykake® Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes®
Twin Dragon® Almond Cookies
Wendy’s® Chili
Wendy’s® Frosty®