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Most popular brands in America

  • #80. General Mills

    - Positive opinion: 71%
    - Negative opinion: 5%
    - Neutral opinion: 20%
    - Have heard of brand: 96%

    General Mills traces its roots to flour mills in the late 1800s in Minnesota. Today the retail giant’s brands include Cheerios, Wheaties, Betty Crocker, and Pillsbury.

  • #79. Lifesavers

    - Positive opinion: 71%
    - Negative opinion: 5%
    - Neutral opinion: 19%
    - Have heard of brand: 96%

    The original Life Savers’ Pep-O-Mint was introduced in 1912. The inventor, Clarence Crane of Cleveland, was a chocolate maker looking to add a candy to make in hot weather. The assorted fruit flavor candy roll was introduced in 1935.

  • #78. Chiquita

    - Positive opinion: 71%
    - Negative opinion: 4%
    - Neutral opinion: 16%
    - Have heard of brand: 92%

    Chiquita began as a banana brand of United Fruit Co., founded in 1899. The Miss Chiquita logo first appeared as an anthropomorphic banana in 1944 and as a woman in 1987. The company changed the iconic stickers on its produce in March to encourage customers to stay home due to the coronavirus and for the summer, the stickers encourage healthy living.

  • #77. Goldfish

    - Positive opinion: 71%
    - Negative opinion: 6%
    - Neutral opinion: 19%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    The first Goldfish appeared on grocery shelves in 1962. The crackers were based on a recipe that Pepperidge Farm founder Margaret Rudkin found on a trip to Switzerland. The “Smiley” advertising character for the crackers was introduced in 1997.

  • #76. Fritos

    - Positive opinion: 71%
    - Negative opinion: 8%
    - Neutral opinion: 18%
    - Have heard of brand: 98%

    Fritos hit the national market in the 1940s when Texas businessman C.E. Doolin started mass production of the corn chips based on a Mexican street food recipe. Use of the Frito Bandito animated mascot, whose voice was provided by Mel Blanc of the Bugs Bunny cartoons, came to an end in 1971 amid complaints about its negative stereotyping.

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  • #75. Häagen-Dazs

    - Positive opinion: 71%
    - Negative opinion: 4%
    - Neutral opinion: 19%
    - Have heard of brand: 95%

    The Häagen-Dazs ice cream company was founded in 1961 in New York. The name, while perhaps Scandinavian-sounding, has no meaning and was made up by founders Reuben and Rose Mattus.

  • #74. KitchenAid

    - Positive opinion: 71%
    - Negative opinion: 2%
    - Neutral opinion: 19%
    - Have heard of brand: 92%

    The standing electric mixer was first made by the Hobart Manufacturing Co. in 1908. It was marketed to professional bakers and used on board U.S. Navy ships. A home version was introduced for sale in 1919. Originally, the mixers were white, but color choices were added in 1955.

  • #73. History Channel

    - Positive opinion: 72%
    - Negative opinion: 7%
    - Neutral opinion: 18%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    A division of A+E Networks, History offers non-fiction, documentary, and reality programs and education materials. Its popular shows have included “American Pickers” about antique hunters, “Pawn Stars” set in a family pawn shop, and “Ice Road Truckers” featuring drivers navigating Arctic terrain.

  • #72. Cheez-It

    - Positive opinion: 72%
    - Negative opinion: 8%
    - Neutral opinion: 18%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    The first Cheez-Its were made by the Green & Green Co. in 1921 in Dayton, Ohio, and the brand today is owned by Kellogg’s. The modern variations include Extra Toasty and Hot & Spicy along with the original style.

  • #71. Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn

    - Positive opinion: 72%
    - Negative opinion: 5%
    - Neutral opinion: 19%
    - Have heard of brand: 95%

    Orville Redenbacher grew up on a corn farm in Indiana and ran a fertilizer company while trying to develop a strain of popping corn to sell. The bow-tied Redenbacher appeared as the company’s advertising pitchman in commercials for many years. He died in 1995.

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