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The Scientist Behind Some of Our Favorite Junk Foods

The Scientist Behind Some of Our Favorite Junk Foods

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There is nothing like a bowl of cherry Jell-O topped with a fluffy raft of faux whipped cream on a hot night. Both foodstuffs can be credited to William A. Mitchell.

  • Mitchell was born in Minnesota in 1911. He got a degree in chemistry at the University of Nebraska ...

Not all of Mitchell's inventions were successful. Failed inventions included Dacopa, a coffee substitute made from roasted dahlia tubers, and the "dessert-on-the-stick," a thick starch-based dessert. His patented carbonated ice never became a thing.

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