How Was "Cracker Jack" Named?
Cracker Jack is a brand of snack consisting of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts. Cracker Jack was first mass-produced and sold at the first Chicago World's Fair in 1893. The treat was a mixture of popcorn, molasses, and peanuts and the initial name was "Candied Popcorn and Peanuts". Cracker Jackbecame popular in baseball parks and stadiums.
The name "Cracker Jack" is said to have originated when Frederick William and Louis Rueckheim showed it to a salesman and he said "Cracker, Jack"; although at the same time "crackerjack" was an expression which at the time meant "awesome" or "it's a winner." In 1912, prizes were included in Cracker Jack boxes for the first time; this has become a signature feature of the product.
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