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Most popular brands in America

  • #10. Oreo Cookies

    - Positive opinion: 80%
    - Negative opinion: 7%
    - Neutral opinion: 12%
    - Have heard of brand: 99%

    Nabisco gave the world its first taste of Oreos in 1912 and as of last year had sold 450 billion of the sandwich cookies. How do you eat your Oreos? Debate has always swirled around whether Oreos should be eaten as a whole or twisted open into two halves, and whether the creme filling should be eaten separately as well.

  • #9. Reese’s

    - Positive opinion: 80%
    - Negative opinion: 5%
    - Neutral opinion: 12%
    - Have heard of brand: 98%

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have inspired dozens of variations, some more successful and appealing than others. There have been dark and white chocolate versions, Reeses’s Pieces, Crunchers with added rice puffs, Peanut Butter Cups stuffed with Reese’s Pieces, and the introduction of the Chocolate Lovers Cups and Peanut Butter Lovers Cups, with different chocolate to peanut butter ratios.

  • #8. Dawn

    - Positive opinion: 81%
    - Negative opinion: 2%
    - Neutral opinion: 13%
    - Have heard of brand: 96%

    Dawn was introduced by Procter & Gamble in 1973. The dish washing liquid has since earned a reputation for effectively removing oil from wildlife, especially birds, following oil spills, and its use was well-publicized during the cleanup of Alaska’s Exxon Valdez tanker spill in 1989.

  • #7. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

    - Positive opinion: 81%
    - Negative opinion: 6%
    - Neutral opinion: 11%
    - Have heard of brand: 98%

    H.B. Reese, an employee at Hershey Chocolate Co. and a father of 16 children, started making his own candy at home for extra income. In the 1920s he set up his own company, H.B. Reese Candy Co. and sold chocolate and peanut butter cups for a penny apiece. After his death, the family sold the business to Hershey in 1963 for $23.5 million and a 5% share of the parent company.

  • #6. Hershey’s Kisses

    - Positive opinion: 82%
    - Negative opinion: 4%
    - Neutral opinion: 12%
    - Have heard of brand: 98%

    The iconic Hershey’s Kisses have been around since 1907, produced with a nozzle that dropped the chocolate onto a conveyor belt. The candy was hand-wrapped until the introduction of automated wrapping in 1921, and the tissue paper tag was added as well. According to the company, the name is derived from the sound the manufacturing nozzle made when it released the chocolate drops.

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  • #5. Kleenex

    - Positive opinion: 82%
    - Negative opinion: 2%
    - Neutral opinion: 14%
    - Have heard of brand: 98%

    Introduced in 1924, Kleenex Tissue was marketed originally for removing cold cream. Maker Kimberly-Clark linked the name to Kotex sanitary napkins, which came from the words cotton and texture. The Pop-Up packaging was introduced in 1929, and Pocket Packs were introduced in 1932.

  • #4. Hershey’s

    - Positive opinion: 82%
    - Negative opinion: 5%
    - Neutral opinion: 12%
    - Have heard of brand: 99%

    In the late 1800s, Milton Hershey sold homemade caramels from a pushcart in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and went on to found the Hershey Chocolate Co. Today, Hershey’s brands include Kisses, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Almond Joy, Mounds, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher, Rolos, and Payday, and more than three million people visit Hersheypark each year.

  • #3. Ziploc

    - Positive opinion: 83%
    - Negative opinion: 2%
    - Neutral opinion: 13%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    Dow Chemical introduced Ziploc bags in the late 1960s, and the interlocking groove closures became indispensable, replacing the more common used twist ties. Consumer products giant S.C. Johnson bought the brand in 1998. Other products offer similar sealing systems, but Ziploc remains the best known.

  • #2. Band-Aid

    - Positive opinion: 84%
    - Negative opinion: 2%
    - Neutral opinion: 11%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    Band-Aid adhesive bandages were first sold in 1920, and the little red string in the packaging was added four years later. Apollo astronauts traveled with Band-Aids to the moon in 1969. The word has come to be commonly used to refer to a temporary solution to a problem.

  • #1. M&M’s

    - Positive opinion: 84%
    - Negative opinion: 4%
    - Neutral opinion: 10%
    - Have heard of brand: 98%

    The most popular brand in America, M&M’s debuted in 1942, made by candymaker Forrest Mars and M&M’s Ltd. in Newark, New Jersey. Peanut M&M’s followed in 1954. The original candies were packaged in cardboard tubes. The company trademarked the slogan “It melts in your mouth, not in your hands” in 1954.

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