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Posted: 1/24/2006 3:16:57 PM EDT
ESKIMO PIE
January 24 is Eskimo Pie Patent Day

Christian Kent Nelson (who was also a high school teacher) invented the Eskimo Pie in Onawa, Iowa in 1919 or 1920. He originally called it the I-Scream-Bar. Supposedly inspired by a boy having to make a difficult decision; the choice between ice cream and candy, and only having the price for one. This inspired the salesman to combine the two, and create the Eskimo Pie. It was an immediate success locally, and in July 1921 he partnered with Russell C. Stover the candy maker) to market and produce the the renamed 'Eskimo Pie.' They sold manufacturing rights to various other companies in exchange for royalty payments. By early 1922, they were selling at the rate of a million bars a day, and supposedly caused the price of cocoa beans to rise by 50%!

Due to trademark lawsuits and high manufacturing and sales costs, the company was sold in 1924 to the company that made the foil wrappers for the Eskimo Pie, United States Foil Company, headed by R.S. Reynolds. (U.S. Foil later changed its name to Reynolds Metals Company). Nelson stayed with the company, which was now a subsidiary of U.S. Foil, until his retirement in 1961.



Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:18:16 PM EDT
I don't know but I've been told, Eskimo pie is mighty cold.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:19:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
I don't know but I've been told, Eskimo pie is mighty cold.



brrr m good m good, good for you, good for me...
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:20:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
I don't know but I've been told, Eskimo pie is mighty cold.


I just snorted in my water and now it's all over the desk, thanks.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:21:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
I don't know but I've been told, Eskimo pie is mighty cold.



Only old ones are cold.
Young fresh ones are warm.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:22:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
I don't know but I've been told, Eskimo pie is mighty cold.



Off topic, but those lyrics are a perfect fit for the Firefly theme.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:22:04 PM EDT
No but I had some Indian Taco once
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:23:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
No but I had some Indian Taco once



Spicy?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:24:51 PM EDT
Interesting bit of trivia that I didn't know.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:40:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
No but I had some Indian Taco once



Spicy?



I thought she it was
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:20:33 PM EDT
Guys, guys, a Eskimo somewear might think you are talking about his sister. I am talking about ice cream .
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:31:09 PM EDT
Yes
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:53:30 PM EDT
Yup..

Pretty sure they still have a plant nearby.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:56:57 PM EDT
No, but I dated a girl from Horseheads in college. She used to whistle the theme from The Godfather all the time...
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