Cracker Jack Box
Cracker Jack is an old time favorite nostalgic candy. A yummy treat of caramel coated popcorn and peanuts complete with a prize in every box. Cracker Jack has been a favorite treat for over 100 years and is still as good today as way back when.
Cracker Jack is a hard to find treat especially packaged in a box. You may be able to find it in some vending machines in a bag, but for some reason it just doesn't taste the same as eating it out of a box.
I can remember eating this candy as a kid. I couldn't wait to rip open the box and check out the prize. These Cracker Jacks will bring back some nostalgia for sure.
Cracker Jack became extremely popular once the song "Take me out to the ball game" was composed and played at every ball game. You couldn't go to a ball game without have a box of Cracker Jacks. Although Cracker Jack is associated
with baseball, it was first introduced in Chicago at their first world's fair.
Each pack of Cracker Jack comes with 3 1oz boxes.
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Cracker Jack History , Fun Facts and Tv Commercial
How Cracker Jack got it's name :
Cracker Jack was first invented in 1896 by Louis Rueckheim, after the completion of this caramel and peanut treat he had no name for it. Louis gave some to a salesman to try. The salesman was delighted and said "That's Cracker
Jack" and that is how the name was born and trademarked.
Back in the good old days Cracker Jack was a slang term
meaning something was really great. It would compare to the slang term now a days as "awesome".
Cracker Jack Time Line :
1896 Louis Rueckheim, F.W.'s brother and partner, discovers the process for keeping the molasses-covered popcorn morsels from sticking together.
1908 Jack Norworth writes the The song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on a 30-minute subway ride, and Albert Von Tilzer, then composed the music. The line"Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack." was added to the song, making Cracker Jack a must have treat at every game.
1912 "A Prize in Every Box" is introduced. Kids and adults went wild for these treats. Cracker Jack is the world's largest user of toys since 1912 they have placed more then 23 billion toys in boxes of Cracker Jack. Do you have any old toys from Cracker Jack ? Check the attics and anywhere else you can think of as some old Cracker Jack prizes are worth more than $7,000. You could be sitting on a gold mine.
1918 Is when Sailor Jack and his dog, Bingo, first appear on the boxes of Cracker Jack. According to legend, Sailor Jack was modeled after F.W. Rueckheim's young grandson, Robert. I wonder if Robert had a dog named Bingo too.
1941 to 1945 Cracker Jack was supplied as emergency field rations for the Allies during World War II. Louis Rueckheim, F.W.'s brother and partner received three awards from the Army and Navy. One award was for one for "high achievement in the production of materials needed by our armed forces."
1955 Cracker Jack begins advertising on television with the appearance of Cracker Jack on CBS-TV's
1964 Columbus, Ohio-based Borden, Inc. purchases the Cracker Jack Company. It becomes the Cracker Jack division of Borden, Inc. Today Frito Lay is the proud owner of
Cracker Jack it was purchased in 1987.
1975 The metal tubs in which Cracker Jack was batch-coated is now automated with high-speed, continuous cooking machinery. With this mass production process now the demand for Cracker Jack is met.
1993 Cracker Jack celebrates its 100th anniversary. Although this sweet treat is 100 years old plus, it is still enjoyed very much so today.
At one time you could find your favorite Cracker Jack just about anywhere you shopped , it is a hard to find treat now.
This caramel flavored popcorn mixed with peanuts is still a favorite treat and is well worth the search. Grab a few boxes, rip off the top and enjoy your remember when treat.
Check out this Awesome Cracker Jack commercial on O'Ryans Village Facebook page.
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