Are you familiar with Cracker Jacks?
Cracker Jack is a caramel-coated popcorn mix that was invented in Chicago, Illinois in 1896. This delicious molasses flavoured candy was a popular treat due to its sailor-boy logo and catchy slogans such as "Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize". But what set Cracker Jack apart was its prizes.
In 1910 the company began putting coupons for small trinkets in the cracker boxes. In 1912 a new campaign focused on children was created, where a small mystery toy was hidden inside each box of cracker jacks. Some of the early toy prizes were baseball cards, rings, and plastic figures such as the one featured above.
Listen to the song that made the candy famous! - https://youtu.be/q4-gsdLSSQ0
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