The American Companies That Aren’t Actually American Anymore


In 1922, the famous American ice cream brand Popsicle was invented by 11-year-old Francis Epperson by accident as he forgot one of his drinks outside that had a stick in it. The following day Epperson checked the cup and observed that it was frozen, which led to the first Popsicle being invented.

Once Epperson became an adult, he perfected a recipe and released it to the world. Epperson ended up selling the company in 1925 to another American company and was later purchased by Unilever in 1989, which is a British-owned company that also bought Ben & Jerry’s.


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