1Some foods are considered distinctly American, whether discovered by accident or invented by someone. 2Popcorn, an all-time favorite, was probably at the first Thanksgiving feast. 3Peanut butter and cola drinks were sold as health foods when first invented furthermore, cola was also marketed as a cure for fatigue and colds. 4The ice cream cone was invented in 1904 when an ice cream vendor ran out of serving dishes and another vendor gave him a paper-thin pastry rolled into a cone. 5Other favorite foods have foreign origins. 6Immigrants introduced Americans to pizza, bagels, and chow mein, which are now as familiar as potato chips and hamburgers. 7With the arrival of immigrants from all over the world, you'll find new flavors have been added to American menus.