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Eskimo Pie Ice Cream
Eskimo Pie ice cream
is great brand name of a chocolate-covered vanilla
ice cream bar wrapped in foil, the first such
dessert sold in the United States.
Danish immigrant Christian
K. Nelson, a schoolteacher and also candy store owner, claimed
to have been received the inspiration for the Eskimo Pie in
1920 (in Iowa) when a boy in his store was actually unable
to decide whether to spend his money on ice cream maker or
a chocolate bar. After experimenting with all different ways
to adhere melted chocolate to bricks of the
ice cream cone, Nelson began selling
his invention through under the name "I-Scream Bars."
In the year 1921, he filed for a patent and the secured an
agreement with good chocolate manufacturer Russell Stover
to mass-produce them under the new trademarked name called
"Eskimo Pie." After patent 1,403,539 was issued
on January 24, 1922, Nelson franchised product, allowing ice
to produce them under those name. The patent was invalidated
in year 1929.
Related Company History
Stover sold off his share
of the business. Nelson became independently good wealthy
off the royalties from the sale of the Eskimo Pies.
Nelson then sold his share
of business to the United States Foil Company, which actually
made the Eskimo Pie wrappers. He retired at a very young age,
but reportedly out of boredom rejoined what was then known
as Reynolds Metals Company (now part of Alcoa) in the year
1935, inventing new methods of the manufacturing and shipping
Eskimo Pies and serving as an executive until his ultimate
retirement in year 1961.
In 1992, Nelson expired at
the age of 99. In that same year, Eskimo Pie Corporation was
spun off from the Reynolds in an initial public offering,
as an ice cream recipes alternative to the acquisition that Nestlé had
proposed in the year 1991.
Eskimo Pie brand confectionery
is still sold today by the Cool Brands International, which
acquired Eskimo Pie Corporation in 2000.