Who Invented the Hot Dog?

Who Invented the Hot Dog?...

A hot dog is a soft moist sausage known for its even flavor and texture. Common types of hot dogs are smoked, cured, and fully cooked. People often enjoy it with onion, ketchup, mustard, on a hot dog bun. Hot dogs are sold just about anywhere where there are people around. You can find food stands that sell them even in ball parks. Such a common thing to see can induce the question of who invented the hot dog. Various Claims There are many claims as to who invented the hot dog. Unfortunately, it is quite a difficult process to assess which claim is the real source of today’s hot dog. Various stories tell of the creation of a sausage in a bun. Another common element you’ll find among the various claims include the how the name hot dog came about. This just makes figuring out who invented the hot dog a lot more difficult. The Name Frankfurter It can be easily deduced that the name frankfurter comes from name Frankfurt, Germany. It is here where sausages served in a bun originated. This is quite similar to how hot dogs are served. Another common name for hot dogs is wieners, which points us to Vienna, Austria. It is interesting that the German name for Vienna is Wien. German speaking countries often call hot dogs as Wiener Wurstchen, which literally translates to ‘little sausage’. Analyzing the names used for it would give light to the question on who invented the hot dog. Other Claims Antonoine Feuchtwanger’s wife, both him and his wife originally Germans, is the one to whom the idea of a hot dog sold on a bun is ascribed to. They sold hot dogs in St. Louis, Missouri...
Who Invented Cool Whip?

Who Invented Cool Whip?

Cool Whip is a famous trademark of a non-dairy whipped topping manufactured by Kraft Foods. In North America, this product is commonly used as topping for desserts like no bake cookies and no bake pies. The whipped topping does not contain lactose, cream as well as milk, which make it healthier than other whipped cream that are available in the commercial market. In order to know more about this merchandise, let us start with the history of the development of Cool Whip. History of the Product Who invented Cool Whip? The whipped topping was invented by General Foods Corp. food chemist William A. Mitchell in 1967. The product was introduced by the company’s Birds Eye division the same year and it easily became popular to consumers. After several years, the division was consolidated with Kraft Foods and the right to manufacture the merchandise was transferred to the latter. One of the unique features of the product that attracted consumers is that it was sold by grocery chains and supermarkets in a frozen state. At this year, the merchandise was available in the different regions of Canada and the United States. The whipped cream was offered in big plastic tubs as well as in 226 grams package. Additional Information and Other Important Details To promote the product and to attract more consumers, the company manufactured variations of the whipped cream. Some of the variants of the merchandise are the Extra Creamy, the French Vanilla, the Sugar Free and the Reduced Fat. Other popular variants of the product are Fat Free, Ultra Low and Chocolate. To compete with other products in available in the commercial market, Kraft Foods released Cool Whip packaged in an aerosol can in 2008. However, the downside...
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...
Who Invented the Mars Bar?

Who Invented the Mars Bar?...

The Mars Bar is a popular chocolate candy introduced by Mars Inc. It was first developed at a factory of the firm in Slough, Great Britain. To improve the market and sales of the firm, it launched variations of the product in the different parts of the world. Additionally, the company introduced limited editions of the merchandise in various countries like Australia. To learn more about the history of this product, it is important to know the person behind the creation of the candy bar. History of the Chocolate Bar Who invented the Mars bar? The chocolate bar was invented by Forrest Mars, Mars Incorporated’s owner, in 1932. He created the product by improving the taste and appearance of the Milky Way candy bar, which was produced and distributed only in America at this time. The inventor made the chocolate bigger and added nougat as well as caramel. He produced a limited quantity of the candy bar to try if people in Slough would like his innovation. Many consumers loved the product, so to get more profits; the chocolate was mass-produced and was first introduced in the different regions of Great Britain. Additional Information and Other Important Details To attract consumers in Great Britain, the company repackaged and reformulated the recipe for Mars bar. In 2002, the chocolate and nougat used in the product was lessened. In order to attract consumers, the firm launched limited variants like the Mars Dark and Light, the Triple Chocolate, Mars Red, Mars Fling as well as Mars Almond. When it comes to spinoff products, the firm launched the Mars Pods in New Zealand and Australia. The manufacturer also introduced a special packaging for the candy bar from April 18, 2006 to the final...
Who Invented Cereal?

Who Invented Cereal?

According to history, it was the American Seventh-day Adventists who were the ones who invented cereal. During their time, they estaliblished a group in the 1860s and it was known as the Western Health Reform Institute. The Adventists continuously manufactured cereal foods, widely promoted the use of these wholesome cereals, and sold these products. The ones they invented were originally the first modern and commercial products of cereals. The Invention of Corn Flakes After a few years, around 1894, Will Keith Kellogg searched for a better substitute of bread to be included in the diet of hospital patients. What Kellogg was looking for had to be more digestible and had to include boiling wheat to further improve the patients’ food intake. So, Kellogg placed some wheat in a pot and left it to boil. But, accidentally, the boiling process took longer than intended. That is why when it was time to roll or soften the wheat and make it dry, what Kellogg found out was that each grain became a thin and large flake that proved to be a very delicious cereal. That was the first invention of corn flakes by Kellogg who later established a foundation in 1906 called as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Kellogg, a Seventh-day Adventist, also founded another company, the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, in the year 1906. And it can be inferred that cereals took a different turn in history ever since, and became more well-known to many. Other Forms and Flavors of Cereals In 1929, the Kellogg Company introduced another cereal food – rice krispies. Because of the popularity of these cereal foods, other people saw the potential of a large market. Hence, Charles William Post, an American manufacturer, was also...
Who Invented Vodka?

Who Invented Vodka?

Exactly when the history of vodka began is unknown. Its inventor is also a mystery. The earliest mention dates from 1405 in the Sandomierz Court registry in Poland. But it also developed in Russia, Lithuania and other countries. Possible Origin of the Word The word vodka appeared in Russia in 1751 meaning water. The word is recorded in documents that emerged during the reign of Catherine the Great. The paper was dated June 8, 1751. It refers to ownership of distilleries that were producing the drink. However there are other possible origins of the word vodka. The Novgorod chronicle refers to vodka as an herbal alcoholic tincture. In the long history of vodka it was included in pharmaceutical listings. The word was often combined with bread wine. Vodka was often used in phrases like “vodka in bread of wine”. Some scholars suggest that vodka was derived from vodit meaning diluting in water. During the early Middle Ages, alcohol was used as an ingredient in herbal medication. The word’s origin is still unclear. The word vodka was also known by other terms. In Poland it was known as gorzalka and in Belarus harelika. The Ukrainian word is horilka and in Lithuania it is known as degtin. A Brief History of Vodka As stated, vodka started out as an antiseptic. It was only in the 1300s that people discovered it could be used as a drink. By the mid 1300s variations of the drink had become very popular in Russia. It became a fixture in both religious festivals and celebrations. In 1771, the German chemist Christian Weigel invented the Liebig condenser. It helped improve distillation and preparation of drinks, including vodka. By the 18th century, vodka was a staple in the...
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