Jiffy–Daily Prompt

I didn’t know they still made Jiffy Pop.  I ventured into the Internet to see if it was still available. It must be in every grocery store there is! I guess after the invention of microwave popcorn, I never went back to Jiffy Pop. 

This gives some interesting background that I did not know.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiffy_Pop


Frederick C. Mennen of LaPorte, Indiana, a chemist, inventor and industrialist,[1] is credited with developing the product in 1958. Mennen began marketing Jiffy Pop in 1959.[2] American Home Products purchased Jiffy Pop from Mennen that same year, and within one year the product had reached the national U.S. market.[original research?] In the 1970s, the stage magician Henri Bouton, fils, better known as Harry Blackstone, Jr., was endorsing what the television-commercial jingle called “the magic treat — as much fun to make as it is to eat.”[citation needed]

Jiffy Pop was based on a similar product designed five years before by Benjamin Coleman of Berkley, Michigan, and marketed by the Taylor-Reed Corporation as E-Z Pop.[3] In the early 1960s, Taylor-Reed sued Mennen Food Products for patent infringement. The district court ruled for the plaintiff, finding Jiffy Pop and E-Z Pop equivalent products, but the case was overturned on appeal.[4]

American Home Products spun off its food division, and renamed it International Home Foods, in 1996. In 2000, ConAgra purchased International Home Foods.

Original Jiffy Pop packages used a plain, bright aluminum pan. This was eventually replaced by an aluminum pan with a black treatment on the outside to improve heat transfer. Also, although at one time a “Natural” flavor and a Jiffy Pop Microwave Popcorn version was manufactured, as of 2016 Jiffy Pop is offered in only one stovetop version, Butter Flavor Popcorn.[5]

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