Today in Food History

Chocolate milk being poured into glass

 

Also, on this day in 1912 Nabisco debuts the Oreo cookie. A red letter day in the history of cookies!

In 1930 Retail frozen foods (‘Birds Eye Frosted Foods’) go on sale for the first time in a test marketing in Springfield, Massachusetts. Various fruits, vegetables, meat and fish were offered for sale to see how consumers would react to frozen foods. Clarence Birdseye had developed the method used to successfully freeze foods on a commercial scale. The test was a resounding success.

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