Rowntree Mackintosh Limited – Smarties were invented by the British Rowntree Company in 1882. During Georgian times chocolate became popular amongst the wealthy and were originally known by the French term crottes du lapin, which means rabbit droppings, so called because they were small round balls of dark chocolate which looked very similar! However, these […]
Who Invented Pizza?
The Italians – Pizza was probably invented by the Italians in the 10th Century. The origin of the word pizza is uncertain. In Italian it means ‘pie’ and may have come from the Greek word pitta or the Latin word pinsa meaning flatbread. The invention of the pizza itself is also uncertain and cannot be […]
Who Invented the Cheeseburger?
Lionel SternBerger – The Cheeseburger was invented by Lionel Sternberger in the USA in 1926. A number of claims have been made as to who created the first cheeseburger but the earliest is that of Lionel Sternberger who was working as a chef at his father’s sandwich shop, ‘The Rite Spot’ in Pasadena, California when […]
Who Invented Bubblegum?
Walter Diemer – Bubblegum was invented by Walter Diemer in Philadelphia in 1928. He never applied for a patent for the product.The ancient Greek’s actually utilised the first form of chewing gum when they chewed the resin from mastic trees. The first bubble gum is said to have been invented by Frank Fleer and Peter […]
Who Invented Cool Whip?
William Mitchell – Cool Whip was invented by William Mitchell in 1966. This is the general consensus on but………….. Actually patent for March 4th 1969 shows George John Lorant – for General Foods. With assistance of Don Guterman and William Flango at General Foods Technical Centre in Tarrytown NY William A. Mitchell worked as a […]
Who Invented Cheerios?
Lester Borchardt – Cheerios were invented by Lester Borchardt in 1941. Cheerios originated from the American company General Mills in Minnesota in May 1941. The first cereal was actually called CheeriOats because it was made from oats but graduated to be renamed Cheerios by 1945. Lester Borchardt and his team had spent a long […]
Who Invented Alcohol?
It is believed that Sumerians were the first settlers around the fixed agriculture living.
Who Invented Ice-cream?
The Chinese (probably) – Nobody is attributed as the inventor of ice-cream. Reference to ice-cream or a similar product go back as far as 2,000 years BC. Records show that Alexander the Great was partial to consuming snow flavoured with honey and during the Roman Empire Nero Claudius Caesar enjoyed snow flavoured with fruit […]
Who Invented Peanut-Butter?
Dr John Harvey Kellogg – The invention of peanut-butter is attributed to three people but Dr John Harvey Kellogg patented his process for creating it in 1895. It was in 950 BC that the first form of peanut-butter was found. History suggests many theories as to who invented peanut butter and when. Peanuts grew […]