Snack events: a tremendous history behind your favorite foods


Quick … what’s your favorite snack?

If you answered with OREOS® milk or RITZ® cracker and cheese or

maybe you’ll even have a MOON PIE® and then just name it a snack

millions of people around the world. Do you know how some of these

have the popular snacks got their start? Many of these tasty clothes

a horrible history. Check out the following great snacks:

The invention of MOON PIE®

You didn’t know the bet was just produced by the actual MOON PIE®

Chattanooga Bakery in Tennessee. But no one knows for sure how

MOON PIES® were invented. Presumably in the early 1900s, a

Earl Mitchell, sr. (a baker’s salesman) was on a visit

one of the company’s stores that caters to coal miners. Mr. Mitchell

he asked the miners what they would like for a new snack. They told him

they wanted something for their lunch box. That would be a good thing

fill them. Mr. Mitchell asked the miners what size they wanted

it was this snack that a miner saw rising to the moon. He put his hands up

and shaped the moon. He then said, “just that size.”

Mr. Mitchell returned to the bakery. There he saw the staff covering up

graham cookies marshmallow, then put on the side of the window

to harden. Mr. Mitchell asked them to put two of these cookies together

and dressed in chocolate, and so was MOON PIE®

guess what! Towards the end of the 1950s, MOON PIE® was so popular

the bakery had the money to produce it.


The main ingredient in this famous snack is figs, of course, FIG

NEWTONS® cookies are fig-shaped cookies filled with a juicy fig

jam. But, it wasn’t until it was possible to create these sweet candies

1891, when they invented a special apparatus to make them. art

then there was no way to put fig jam around the cake or pie

jam. James Henry Mitchell invented this special funnel inside

funnel. The inner funnel gives a jam. External funnel

It creates a tube-like dough and creates an endless rope

The sweet figs we know as FIG NEWTONS®.


The times were tough in the Great Depression in the United States. few

people could afford luxuries or weird food, but everyone wanted a great thing

cracker. In 1934, the National Biscuit Company (now Nabisco) was tried

recipe after recipe, they developed that they would know what they knew

The best, favorite cracker on the market. They gave it a luxurious name, though

affordable, cracker RITZ® Cracker (probably because it’s anything

glamorous, elegant or quirky was then called “ritzy”). He was very popular

everywhere – from the humblest house to the elegant Waldorf-Astoria

The hotel, which remains a regular feature on the menu.


The OREO® cookie was born in 1912, but no one seems to know it

sure where the name came from. Since then, more than 362 trillion of them

they have eaten the wonders of cream-filled chocolate, turning them into

the most famous cookie in the world if 362 trillion were OREO® cookies

the moon piled on top of each other and they would reach back

more than five times Now there are a lot of cookies!


Did you know that KOOL-AID® is Nebraska’s official drink? KOOL-

AID® was invented in Hastings, Nebraska, in 1927, named after a chemist

Edwin Perkins. From an early age, Perkins emitted many aromatic scents

and perfumes. This eventually led to the creation of his mail order company

as a result of the current KOOL-AID® Today KOOL-AID® is everything

America’s favorite. In addition, more KOOL-AID® has been sold in previous weeks

and in the week of July 4, than at any other time


The next time someone asks you, “Quick … what is your favorite snack?”

When you give your answer, you can also share some of them

horrible snack events.