Who Invented Cheerios?

Who Invented Cheerios?

Cheerios refers to a famous brand name or trademark of breakfast cereal available in the commercial market. In the United States, the brand name is produced as well as marketed by General Mills. However, in some countries like Great Britain, it is offered under the Nestle trademark of Cereal Partners. In order to promote the product, several advertisements were introduced by Cereal Partners and General Mills in the past decades. Some of the popular advertisements for the cereal are The Cheerios Kid in the mid 1950s, Just Cheeri-yodel in the 1970s and The Peanuts Gang in the 1980s. To know more about this merchandise, it is best to identify the person behind the creation of Cheerios. History of the Product Who invented Cheerios? General Mills employee Lester Borchadt has the credit for the creation of the breakfast cereal. The product was created in 1941 and it was introduced to the public as Cheeri Oats. General Mills received complaints from another firm that used the same brand name. To resolve the issue, the company decided to change the name of the merchandise to Cheerios in 1945. At the time that the merchandise was offered to the public, many consumers became interested with the product because it is the original ready-to-eat oat breakfast. Cheerios was first offered to the consumers at Golden Valley in Minnesota. To improve the sales from the product, the firm introduced a mascot of a cartoon character named Cheeri O’Leary. Additional Information and Other Important Details The product became an instant hit when it was released in the international market. In Ireland and England, Cheerios has four oat colors as well as five grains, namely rice, wheat, barley, oat and maize. To improve the sales of General...
Who Invented Chicken Fingers?

Who Invented Chicken Fingers?...

Chicken fingers are also known as chicken nuggets. Many probably know this delicious food from a well-known burger chain known as McDonald’s who continuously serve this to their many frequent customers. But was it really McDonald’s who invented chicken fingers? False Credit While McDonald’s is more commonly the first thing that would come to mind when the words “chicken nuggets” or chicken fingers is mentioned, they are not really the original creator of this scrumptious food. So, who invented chicken fingers or nuggets? The First Nugget Recipe According to historical accounts, it was really Robert Baker who published the first recipe for this yummy food during the 1950s but this was distributed as an unpatented school work. Baker was a frequent traveler, and had contributed to interesting changes in the people’s behavior, views, and acceptance towards eating chicken. While studying at the Cornell University from the years 1957 to 1989, Baker was able to publish two hundred ninety research papers. As part of that academic work is the recipe that had paved the way for the innovation of the chicken. Other Achievements Baker also had other achievements. In the year 1970, Baker had founded the Institute of Food Science and Marketing of the university. Another achievement that was garnered by Baker was in 1997 when Baker was elected in the Institute of Food Technologists as a fellow. Other food innovations are also credited to Baker. The creator had more than forty innovations which included turkey, cold cut, and poultry. That was why Baker became the “Thomas Edison of poultry.” Aside from inventing the chicken fingers or nuggets, Baker is also the first to learn how to bind breading to the chicken, created turkey ham and turkey hot dogs, and...
Who Invented the Cheeseburger?

Who Invented the Cheeseburger?...

There seems to be numerous claimants on who invented the cheeseburger. Beginning with the late 18th and early 19th centuries, some forms of hamburgers had already been existing in different countries. It would be interesting to know who pioneered cheeseburgers in their respective places. And also, how they ended up with the kind of cheeseburger people enjoy today. Hamburg Steaks Hamburg steaks became famous in the ports of Hamburg in Germany in the late 18th century. Germany then had the biggest sea ports in Europe. Later on, these burger steaks found themselves sold in America. The earliest burger version, the Hamburg steaks, were not ground beef. They were salted and smoked beef chunks embellished with bread crumbs and onions. So some claim the first cheeseburger maker who invented the cheeseburger was a German. As to who in particular, nothing is mentioned. American Hamburgers European and German immigrants to the US brought with them Hamburg steaks. Later, instead of smoked steaks, they beef was ground and made into patties. They were cooked by frying on flat pans in cooking oil. In 1891 the burgers were put between slices of bread or Oscar Weber Bilby buns and inserted with slices of cheese, lettuce, and onions. American Contributors and Claimants In 1885 Charlie Nagreen sold meatballs in county fairs in Wisconsin. Later he flattened them, placed them between slices of bread and sold them as hamburgers. In Ohio in the same year, Frank and Charles Menches substituted their sausages with ground beef and put them in buns. They sold them in Hamburg, New York in circuses and called them hamburgers. In 1904, Fletch Davis of Texas introduced onions on top of his hamburgers and sold them in his café. However, in 1920...
Who Invented Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches?

Who Invented Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches?...

The origin and history of peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t clear as to who actually invented it. What is known is that during World War II the sandwich was eaten by US soldiers. Possible Origin and Source Bread had been eaten for thousands of years. Various forms of jelly have also been in existence for several hundred years at least. However peanut butter wasn’t invented until the 1890s. Records show the peanut butter became popular during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. By the 1920s and 1930s, several companies had come out with many peanut butter products. These Included Peter Pan and Skippy. It was also around this time that pre sliced bread started to appear. But food records don’t actually state that peanut butter and jelly were being sold. One theory is that the history of peanut butter and jelly sandwich began when US soldiers combined the two so they could eat quickly. There are claims peanut butter and jelly were part of their food rations. Another theory is that peanut butter was used because other popular foods were hard to find during the 1940s. Because meat and other food staples were scarce or costly, people begin trying other meals. The results were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Other Accounts There are claims the sandwich was already in existence in the early 1900s. Some claim that during the early 1900s peanut butter was served with various sweets and toppings. According to this account of the history of peanut butter and jelly sandwich, peanut butter was regarded as a delicacy. They were served with crackers, pimento and jelly. Some historians assert that the sandwich was already being eaten during the 1910s but wasn’t called peanut butter and...
Who Invented Jolly Rancher?

Who Invented Jolly Rancher?...

Jolly Rancher is a popular brand name or trademark of candies manufactured by Hershey’s Foods Corporation. The brand includes different types of candies like fruit chews, gummies, hard candy, sodas, lollipops as well as jellybeans. The history of the creation of the trademark is interesting and informative because it reflects different values and traits like hard work, family bonding and loyalty. In order to know more about the history of the product line, it is best to begin with identifying the people behind the creation of Jolly Rancher. History of the Brand Name Who invented Jolly Rancher? The trademark was invented by Bill Harmsen and Dorothy Harmsen in 1949 in Golden Colorado. The operation of the company started when the Harmsen family opened a dairy products store at the east side of Washington Avenue. The original products offered by the couple to consumers in Denver are soft ice creams as well as chocolates. To accommodate the increasing demands and number of customers of the company, the couple decided to transfer the business operation at the Wheat Ridge in 1951. Due to the unstable performance of the company, the couple sold the firm to Beatrice Foods Co. in 1966. Bill Harmsen became the president of Jolly Rancher after the acquisition but he filed his retirement in 1977. After the retirement, his son Robert Harmsen was appointed as the general manager of the product line. In 1983, Beatrice Foods Co. was acquired by Huhtamaki Oy. After the acquisition of the firm, Huhtamaki Oy established Leaf Inc. at Denver in Colorado. Leaf Inc. was acquired by Hershey Chocolate and Confectionery Corp. in 1997. The factory of the products is situated at Wheat Ridge until October 2002. Afterwards, all the machines used in...
Who Invented Candy?

Who Invented Candy?

Because there are many types of candy, no one person can be singled out as the inventor. Scholars studying the history of candy are also in disagreement as to when and where it originated. The Earliest Candies The word candy came from the Persian word qandi. However the candy is much older than the Persians. Remember that candy refers to any confection combined with sugar, honey or other sweets. Using this definition, the earliest candies can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Archeologists have uncovered 2,000 year old papyri depicting candies. These illustrations show the sweets made from honey and other ingredients. These were usually heated and cooked in ovens. The Romans and Chinese ate barley sugar candies. Experts on the history of candy state that the Romans, Greeks and Chinese indulged in it along with sesame seeds. During the Middle Ages, sugar candies became quite popular. The candy was categorized as a drug though and sold as such. Candies were also exclusively for the rich as the price of sugar was very high. Aside from sugar, candy was also made by combining sugar and honey with nuts. Fruit candies were made by combining fruits with sugar and sweets. In 1519, cacao was invented in Mexico. Cacao was uncovered by the Spaniards in the country and brought it back to Europe. 1700 to 1800s The history of candy and its development really took off in the 1700s. The cost of sugar went down and machinery was becoming commonplace. These twin developments made it easier to mass manufacture the confection. Such was the popularity of candies that there were hundreds of factories in the US by the 1850s. In 1854, Whitman’s chocolate came out and in 1880, the candy corn...
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