(Invented 16 Jun 1893)
Cracker Jack Advertisement
The Red Cross Magazine (1919)
Cracker Jack - Recipe
Candy Making for Children
by Maria A. Hawley
from Good Housekeeping (1901)
Two cups of sugar, one cup of molasses, one tablespoon of butter and two of vinegar; boil until the mixture snaps in cold water, then take from the fire and add half a teaspoon of soda; stir briskly and pour over the popped corn; stir thoroughly. Add peanuts with the corn if nut cracker jack is wanted.
Manufacture of Cracker Jack
from Pure Products (1910)
For the manufacture of Cracker Jack the best selected popcorn is
used. The corn is passed into a revolving popper and popped, care being
taken to avoid burning the grains. Immature and defective grains, as
well as the half-popped grain, are separated from the fully popped corn
in a wind separator. The popped corn is then transferred into revolving
churn vats containing syrup. The desired proportion of peanuts is then
added and the churn revolved until the contents are intimately mixed.
The mixture is then put into shallow pans to dry, the drying being
continued to the point where not more than 2% moisture remains. Human
hands seldom touch the Cracker Jack in its manufacture. After drying
the Cracker Jack is put in pasteboard cartons, which have been
previously dipped in melted paraffin. It is said that a Chicago house
puts up 200,000 packages per day and is behind with its orders. If the
boxes containing the Cracker Jack are carefully sealed the product will
retain its desirable quality for a long time.
- 16 June - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of invention of Cracker Jack.
- Cracker Jack Toys, by Larry White - book recommendation.
- Booklist for Cracker Jack.