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Fun Food & Kitchen Trivia — Great Moments in Kitchen History

Hamburgers - 1904 Check out when some of your favorite foods, products, appliances, and institutions hit the scene.

1825 Tin Can
1840 Gas Stove
1853 Potato Chips
1855 Safety Match
1858 Mason Jar
1859 The Great Atlantic and
Pacific Tea Co. (A&P)
1868 Underwood Deviled Ham,
Tabasco Sauce, Fleishmann's Yeast
1869 Pillsbury Flour
1876 Heinz Ketchup
1877 Quaker Oats
1879 Flat-bottom Grocery Bag
1886 Coca-Cola sold as a tonic in an Atlanta pharmacy,
Maxwell House Coffee
1889 Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
1891 Electric Oven
1896 S&H Green Stamps
1897 Campbell's Condensed Soup
1904 Peanut Butter, Hamburgers, Ice Cream Cones, and Iced Tea introduced at St. Louis World's Fair
1906 Pure Food and Drug Act
(first federal law protecting America's food supply), Kellogg's Corn Flakes
1907 Paper Towels
1908 Tea Bag, Disposable Paper Cup
1911 Crisco
1912 Oreos, Hellman's Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise
1913 Brillo Pad
1914 Electric Range
1915 Pyrex
1916 Mechanical Home Refrigerators, Self-Service Food Market
1917 Marshmallow Fluff
1919 Pop-up Toaster, Kitchen Aid Home Electric Mixer
1921 Wonder Bread
1923 Drano
1924 Wheaties
1925 Jolly Green Giant Canned Peas
1926 Safeway Stores
1927 Kool-Aid
1928 Gerber Baby Food
1930 Formica Tabletop, Hostess Twinkies, Birds Eye Frozen Foods
1931   Electric Can Opener, Bisquick, Irma Rombauer's "The Joy of Cooking"
1932   Fritos, Electric Garbage Disposal, Ritz Crackers
1936   General Electric front-loading dishwasher

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1937 Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Spam
1939 Copper-bottom
Revere Ware
1941 M&Ms, Cheerios
1942 Dannon Yogurt
1945 Tupperware
1947 Two-door Refrigerator-Freezer combination, Betty Crocker Cake Mix, Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, Ajax Cleanser
1948 Reddi-wip Whipped Cream
1952 Saran Wrap
1953 Low-cost Aerosol Can, Swanson Turkey Dinner
1954 Butterball Turkey
1955 First of the McDonald's franchise opens in Des Plaines, Illinois
1956 Toaster Oven
1957 Sweet'N Low, Tang
1958 Rice-A-Roni, first Pizza Hut opens in Wichita
1961 Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"
1963 Self-Cleaning Oven,
Pull-Tab Can,
Weight Watchers
1964 Buffalo Wings
1965 Shake 'n Bake, Gatorade
1967 Compact Microwave Oven
1968 McDonald's Big Mac
1970 Hamburger Helper
1972 Top Ramen
1973 Cuisinart Home Food Processor
1974 Electronic Supermarket Scanner
1978 Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
1981 Yukon Gold Potatoes, Stouffer's Lean Cuisine
1982 Diet Coke
1985 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn
1989 Bagged Salad
1990 Dolphin-safe Tuna
1993 The Food Network
1998 Grape Tomatoes
2000 Heinz Green Ketchup
2002 Tear-free Onions
   


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