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It takes bold visionaries risking everything to create some of the most recognizable brands on the planet. The Food That Built America, based on the hit documentary series from The HISTORY® Channel, tells the extraordinary true stories of industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized the food industry and transformed American life and culture in the process.

The Food That Built America HISTORY

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It takes bold visionaries risking everything to create some of the most recognizable brands on the planet. The Food That Built America, based on the hit documentary series from The HISTORY® Channel, tells the extraordinary true stories of industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized the food industry and transformed American life and culture in the process.

    Colonel Sanders’ First Stand

    Colonel Sanders’ First Stand

    During the Great Depression, a Kentucky businessman named Harlan Sanders started selling fried chicken out of the tiny kitchen inside his gas station. He launched a product that would become an American staple and make him a brand icon: Kentucky Fried Chicken.
     
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    • 29 min
    The Great Chocolatiers

    The Great Chocolatiers

    With his iconic milk chocolate bar, Milton Hershey transformed an exotic luxury into an affordable indulgence for millions of Americans. Then he went to war with an upstart rival - Frank Mars, creator of legendary bars like the Milky Way, Snickers and Three Musketeers.
     
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    • 31 min
    The Chips That Took Over the Snack World

    The Chips That Took Over the Snack World

    In different corners of the country in the 1930s, ambitious entrepreneurs Charles Elmer Doolin and Herman Lay launched two products — Fritos corn chips and Lay’s potato chips — that would revolutionize the way Americans snack.
     
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    • 34 min
    Frozen Flavored Icicles

    Frozen Flavored Icicles

    In 1905, an 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson left a stirring stick in a cup of soda out in the cold overnight. The next morning, he discovered the Popsicle, an icy treat enjoyed by millions today.
     
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    • 36 min
    The 57 Varieties of Henry Heinz

    The 57 Varieties of Henry Heinz

    After suffering through bankruptcy and imprisonment in his early 20s, a young entrepreneur named Henry Heinz made his own version of a popular sauce known as ketchup. His tasty brand would change Americans’ food preferences for generations.
     
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    • 29 min
    For the Love of Pizza

    For the Love of Pizza

    In two different Midwestern cities, two pairs of Irish-American brothers turn a little-known Italian dish into the single most popular food in the world. The franchises they start will change their lives, along with the American diet - Pizza Hut and Domino's.
     
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
322 Ratings

322 Ratings

Pudelmom ,

Fascinating

Stories about the history of food products

asliceoflife87945 ,

Good to fascinate/bore you to sleep.

These are my “is there a new one yet?!” podcasts because this is actually something fun to learn about. This is one of the few podcast I actually listen to. Usually I just play it and it bores me to sleep. I’m surprised they get enough information to make these podcast episodes 30-40 mins long.

Read2781 ,

Fascinating

This podcast is fascinating and very well done.

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