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The Background of Aunt Jemima

The trademark of this name dates all the way back to 1893, while the first pancake mix produced under this name wasn’t until 1889. This company is recognized regularly for their pancake flour, syrup, and other breakfast foods under the ownership of the Quaker Oats Company in Chicago. They were bought out by Quaker Oats in 1938 and the trademarked name grew in popularity quickly with their help.

The History of Aunt Jemima

The creation of the name came from an American-style minstrelsy/vaudeville song called ‘Old Aunt Jemima’ and sung by Billy Kersands in 1875. The name grew in recognition through Aunt Jemima who was a part of a Minstrel show and became a widely known stereotype of African-American women in the 19th century. The original recipe for pancake flour was created 1889 and is still available to view at the Patee House Museum. St. Joseph Gazzette and Chris L. Rutt of St. Joseph, Missouri, along with their friend Charles G. Underwood are often considered the founders of Aunt Jemima pancake and other products. They bought a large flour mill in 1888 and produced a ready-made pancake mix.

The product was sold under the name ‘Last Ready-Mix’. The story goes that Rutt viewed a minstrel show in 1989 with the song ‘Old Jemima’ and featuring an actor wearing an apron and kerchief under the same name. After changing their trademark name to Aunt Jemima they sold the company in 1890 to the R.T. Davis Milling Company. Through this company, a former slave named Nancy Green was hired and became the spokesperson for the Aunt Jemima pancake mix.

She played the character at events until 1923 when she passed away. The company was purchased again in 1926 from the Quaker Oats Company and in 1933 they hired Anna Robinson to play Aunt Jemima. The trademark was officially purchased in 1937 and has stuck around ever since.

Popular Products from Aunt Jemima

Waffle and Pancake Coupons

While many people recognize this name with pancake mix on their mind, there is actually a variety of breakfast foods offered. While pancake mix was the only product available through Aunt Jemima until 1966, a lot of people are now interested in this company because of the variety of tasty syrup. Quaker Oaks introduced the original syrup in 966, followed by Aunt Jemima Butter Lite and Rich syrup as well. The variety of syrups caters to those under special diet needs and tastes as well.

More recently, frozen breakfast foods have been introduced under the Aunt Jemima name. Everything from frozen pancakes to breakfast sausages is now available in supermarkets- perfect for those on the go, but still wanting a tasty breakfast.

Finding Discounts for Products

While the cost of many Aunt Jemima products is fairly affordable, many people are curious about how to save even more money. While this company does not offer any retail stores, their products are carried at a variety of supermarkets where coupons can be applied without a problem. There are a number of ways to find savings on pancake mix, syrup, and other products.

The most popular method is through cutting out coupons in a newspaper insert, allowing an individual to save a decent amount of money through the different ads. While there are no coupons available on the Aunt Jemima website, a consumer can still find discounts by taking the time to read through newspaper coupons and other sources for ads.

Many customers can save money just by flipping through supermarket ads for the week since Aunt Jemima products are quite popular and can be lowered in price during sales quite often.

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