Top Viral Food Stories of 2012

What food stories went viral this year? It’s all about 'Hot Cheetos and Takis.' OK, and Marilyn Hagerty

While 2011 was all about the Whole Foods rap (and Angry Birds), 2012 was all about kids upping their street cred, grandmotherly critics making big splashes, and pop songs getting farm parodies. And while not all of the viral content made the cut (Peterson Farm Brothers, we love you, but tighten up your dance moves), we’ve come up with yet another listicle to help you fondly remember 2012 before 2013 brings another onslaught of clickable, catchy tunes.

Click here for our slideshow of the Top Viral Stories of 2012.

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So here it is: your yearly review of the stories, videos, and genius startup ideas (that really should exist despite FAA regulations) that just kept spamming your inbox. We’re just going to come out and say it: 2012 was a good year for food raps. Go ahead and refresh your memory with this blast from the past, and then turn on our first pick of the year: "Hot Cheetos and Takis."