Food & Nutrition

11 Food Product Icons You Never Knew Were Based on Real People



Joseph A. Campbell teamed up with Abraham Anderson in 1869 to start a beefsteak tomato canning and preserving company. Campbell bought the whole company from Anderson in 1891 and worked with a chemist to make the perfect condensed soup. In 1897, they released many different types, including their famous tomato soup.

Famous Amos

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After going to school for cooking, Wally Amos worked hard to perfect his aunt’s chocolate chip cookie recipe. He worked for a talent agency and would get new clients, including Diana Ross and Simon & Garfunkel, by sending them some of his delicious cookies. In 1975, he opened a cookie shop, and it was an instant hit. Not long after that his cookies started to be sold in supermarkets and are still around today. Here are 10 food logos with sneaky hidden messages.

Ben & Jerry’s

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Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield decided to start a business together in 1977. They originally wanted to open a bagel shop but went with ice cream instead because it was easier. They opened their first store in Burlington, Vermont, because it was the only college town without an ice cream shop. Speaking of, this is why you’ll never find grape ice cream.

Marie Callender

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Don Callender started a business selling pies based off of his mom’s homemade recipes and named the company after her. Marie would bake the pies and then Don would deliver them to local restaurants. Marie Callender pies and other frozen dishes can still be found in the frozen section of the grocery store.

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