CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

November 22, 2013

Retro Diner & Lifesaver in Gouverneur, N. Y.


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

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RETRO DINER AND LIFESAVER

IN GOUVERNEUR, N. Y.

(A NaBloPoMo post)

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 At the beginning of )ctober 2013, en route home from our New England travels, we stopped at Gouverneur, New York, my husband Monte’s hometown. We ate at the Retro Diner.

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As we walked to the car after eating I again, as I had on many previous trips to Gouverneur, observed the huge replica of a package of Pep-O-Mint Life Savers®, candy.

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Edward John Nobel (1882-1958), born and educated in Gouverneur, founded the Life Savers Candy Company in 1913.

In 1912, chocolate manufacturer Clarence Crane (Cleveland, Ohio) invented Life Savers® as a “summer candy” that could withstand heat better than chocolate. Since the mints looked like miniature life preservers, he called them Life Savers®. After registering the trademark, Crane sold the rights to the peppermint candy to Edward Noble for $2,900. Instead of using cardboard rolls, which were not very successful, Noble created tin-foil wrappers to keep the mints fresh. Pep-O-Mint was the first Life Savers® flavor.

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Read a Time Magazine article about E.J. Noble from Monday, Apr. 24, 1939.

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(A NaBloPoMo post)

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