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Ice Cream Facts
Knowing the history and culture
behind Good Humor and ice cream can enhance our guests' experience.
Here, we describe that history. We hope you find it interesting.
Frank Epperson, a then eleven-year-old,
invented the the Popsicle and the invention was accidental.
One day Frank mixed some soda water
powder and water, which was a popular drink in those days. He
left the mixture on the back porch overnight with the stirring
stick still in it. The temperature dropped to a record low that
night and the next day Frank had a stick of frozen soda water
to show his friends at school. Eighteen years later-in 1923-
Frank Epperson remembered his frozen soda water mixture and began
a business producing Epsicles in seven fruit flavors. The name
was later changed to the Popsicle. One estimate says three million
Popsicle frozen treats are sold each year. There are more them
thirty different flavors to choose from, but Popsicle Industries
says the general flavor favorite through the years has remained
"taste-tingling orange". He realized the commercial
possibilities of his invention and applied for a patent, which
was granted in 1924. By 1928, Epperson had earned royalties on
more than 60 million Popsicle ice pops.
Credit a clever Ohio candy maker
for the invention of the Good Humor® Bar.
It was 1920. Harry Burt had just
created the Jolly Boy Sucker, a lollypop on a stick. Later, while
working in his ice cream parlor, Burt developed a smooth chocolate
coating that was compatible with ice cream. Unfortunately, the
new combination was too messy to eat. Burts young son,
Harry Jr., suggested that his dad take some of the wooden sticks
used for the Jolly Boy Suckers and freeze them into the ice cream.
The first ice cream on a stick was born.
The name Good Humor came from the
belief that a persons humor or temperament
was related to the humor of the palate (ones sense of taste).
To market his Good Humor Bars, Burt sent out a fleet of 12 chauffeur-driven
trucks with bells to make door-to-door deliveries. The Good Humor
Man was born.
In 1930, a New York businessman
and investor by the name of M.J. Meehan acquired the national
rights to the company by buying 75% of the shares.
During the 1950s and 1960s, the fleet of Good Humor trucks kept
expanding, and the Good Humor Man became an institution. The
tinkling of the truck's bell would attract kids of all ages,
in search of the delicious ice cream on a stick.
The Meehan family owned the company
until 1961 when it was sold to Unilever's U.S. subsidiary, the
Thomas J. Lipton Company. In 1976, when the companys direct-selling
business was phased out in favor of grocery stores and free-standing
freezer cabinets, the trucks were parked for the last time.
You can still find some of the original
Good Humor trucks on the road today, but theyre owned by
ice cream distributors or private individuals.
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Perry's, Good Humor & Other Brands of Novelty Ice Cream.