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Food & Snacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEX

 

 

 

 

The Jolly Green Giant

Take a look back at the evolution of the Jolly Green Giant, the mascot for the Minnesota Valley Canning Company.

 

 

 

 

 

Swanson's TV Dinners

 

 

 

 

The Story of SNAP! CRACKLE! POP!

A look back at how the 3 little gnomes -- Snap, Crackle and Pop -- became the face of Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal and iconic brand characters.

 

 

 

 

 

Hershey's Chocolate

A look back at Milton Hershey and his milk chocolate creation that turned into an empire. Today, Hershey bars are still one of the most beloved candies.

 

 

 

 

I Wish I Was an Oscar Mayer Wiener 

A look back at the Oscar Mayer Company, and the impact of its advertising to drive sales.

 

 

 

And, just for nostalgia sake:

 

 

 

 

Animal Crackers

A look back at animal crackers in the United States. Companies like Stauffers and Nabisco have been baking these cookies for over a century.

 

 

 

 

Campbell's Soup, M'm! M'm! Good!

A look back at the company that invented condensed soup, Campbell's.

 

 

 

 

Kool-Aid

A look back at the drink of our childhood, Kool-Aid.

 

 

 

 

There's always room for Jello

A look back at the gelatin dessert called JELL-O. From it's early years as a sweetened gelatin to JELL-O salads and pudding, this brand is probably in everyone's kitchen- as we speak.

 

 

 

 

Cracker Jack and the Prize Inside

A look back at the Cracker Jack Company, how they became tied to baseball, and the fun prize inside every box.

 

 

 

 

Good Humor Ice Cream Trucks

One of the best parts of summer as a kid, was hearing the ice cream truck jingle coming down the road. Between the 1930’s and 1970s, it more than likely was a Good Humor Ice Cream truck, which was an icon of summertime joy for American youth..

 

 

 

 

Fun with Bazooka Bubble Gum

A look back at Bazooka Bubble Gum and its comic character Bazooka Joe and his gang. From post war penny candy to a throwback favorite, Bazooka has been a favorite for decades.

 

 

 

 

 

Penny Candy

A look back at penny candy during the 20th century. Popular penny candies introduced over the years included: caramels, Milk Duds, Charleston Chews, Mary Janes, Mike and Ikes, Smarties, Pixie Sticks, Root Beer Barrels, Bit - o - Honey, Bazooka Bubble Gum, Bottle Caps, licorice, Jawbreakers, Candy Buttons and Sugar Daddys.