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Cracker Jack Toys!

Updated on March 21, 2014

Cracker Jacks! Americas Favorite Snack

Cracker Jack is a brand of snack consisting of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts. It is also well known for being packaged with a "Toy Surprise Inside" of nominal value. This attained pop-culture status with the term "came in a Cracker Jack box" referring to an object of no real value.

A little Cracker Jack history:

1893: Frederick William Rueckheim and his brother, Louis, mass produce Cracker Jack and sell it at the first Chicago World's Fair in 1893. At the time, it was a mixture of popcorn, molasses, and peanuts and was called "Candied Popcorn and Peanuts".

1896: Rueckheim devises a way to keep the popcorn kernels separate. Hitherto, the mixture was difficult to handle as it stuck together in chunks.

1912: Prizes included in Cracker Jack boxes for the first time. In recent years, the toy and trinket prizes have been replaced with paper prizes displaying riddles and jokes.

1918: Mascots Sailor Jack and his dog, Bingo, are introduced (though they were not registered as trademark logos until 1919.

1964: The Cracker Jack Company is purchased by Borden.

1997: Borden sells the brand to Frito-Lay.

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