Modern Marvels

Season 11 Episode 67

Snackfood Tech

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 16, 2004 on The History Channel
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Snackfood Tech
Extruders, molds, in-line conveyor belts. Are these machines manufacturing adhesives, plastics, or parts for your car? No, they're making treats for your mouth--and you will see them doing their seductively tasty work in this scrumptious episode. First, we visit Utz Quality Foods in Hanover, Pennsylvania, that produces more than one million pounds of chips per week, and Snyder's of Hanover, the leading U.S. pretzel manufacturer. Next, we focus on the world's largest candy manufacturer, Masterfoods USA, which makes Milky Way, Snickers, Mars, and M&Ms, and take a lick at the world's largest lollipop producer, Tootsie Roll Industries. And at Flower Foods' Crossville, Tennessee plant, an army of cupcakes rolls down a conveyer belt. The final stop is Dreyer's Bakersfield, California plant, where 20,000 ice cream bars and 9,600 drumsticks roll off the line in an hour.moreless

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    Alexander Rubinow

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    Max Raphael

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • A retired milkman in Indiana has eaten at least one Twinkie a day for over sixty years for a total of more than 22,000.

      • Denmark has the highest per capita consumption of candy in the world at 29.5 pounds annually.

      • While the rest of the country eats hard pretzels at a rate of one and a half to two pounds per year, Philadelphians consume twelve times that amount.

      • The melting point of cocoa butter - between 97 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit - is right at human body temperature, which is why chocolate melts in your mouth.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: Extruders, molds, injectors, are these machines manufacturing adhesives, plastics or parts that go on your car? No. They're making treats that melt in your mouth not in your hand. Sit back, relax, and grab a candy bar, potato chip, pretzel, lollipop, ice cream cone or a cupcake while we say a mouthful about some of the world's favorite snacks. Now: Snackfood Tech, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Ellen Gordan
        President, Tootsie Roll Industries

        Joan Holleran
        Editor, Stagnito's New Products Mag.

        Guy Klinzing
        Personnel & Org. Mgr., Masterfoods USA

        Bernard Pacyniak
        Editor & Chief, Candy Industry Mag.

        Brice Russel
        VP, Supply Chain, Masterfoods USA

        Rick Hampton
        Dir., Chicago Plant, Masterfoods USA

        Dan Malovany
        Editor, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

        Mike Rice
        Chmn & CEO, Utz Quality Foods, Inc.

        Gary Laabs
        VP, Human Resources, Utz Quality Foods, Inc.

        Claude O'Connor
        VP, Marketing, Snyder's of Hanover

        Greg Maderitz
        Dir. Operations, Snyder's of Hanover

        Steve Green
        Plant Mgr., Tootsie Roll Industries

        Keith Aldredge
        VP, Marketing, Flowers Specialty Group

        Jim Gross
        VP, Manufacturing, Flowersfoods

        Brian Strouts
        American Institute of Baking

        Dan Angst
        Sr. VP, Interstate Brands Corp.

        Mark McLenithan
        Plant Mgr., Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

        Philip Lewis
        Mgr., Product Development, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

        John Reinwald
        Business Unit Manager, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

        Jackie Keller
        Founding Director, Nutrifit

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Sean Dash
        Producer: Sean Dash
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Associate Producer: Dan Gibbons
        Editor: Sean Dash
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Guy Thomas
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Anthony Lacques
        Production Controller: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Coordinator: Melinda Esquibel
        Researcher: Mikki Del Monico
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Researcher: Sean Heckman
        Researcher: Tom Barclay
        Clearance Coordinator: D.W. Blakeslee
        Production Assistant: Jeffery Perkins
        Voice over Coordinator: Mikki Del Monico
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Michael Broome
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Post Assistant: Linda Liao
        Camera: A. Curtis Guyer
        Camera: Carl Heinemann
        Camera: Peter Krajewski
        Camera: Lon Magdich
        Camera: Randy J. Risen
        Camera: Gregory Steinbrecher
        Field Audio: Jimmy Corn
        Field Audio: Art Jaso
        Field Audio: Don Murphy
        Field Audio: Cary Pope
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Victor Bornia
        Historical Consultant: Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream
        Historical Consultant: Flower's Foods, INC
        Historical Consultant: Masterfoods, USA
        Historical Consultant: Snyders of Hanover
        Historical Consultant: Tootsie Roll Industries, INC
        Historical Consultant: UTZ Quality Foods, INC

        Special Thanks:
        American Institute of Baking
        John Bartman
        Jared Dougherty
        Joseph Egan
        Bartille Glass
        Carrie Joy
        Mary Krier
        Maxwell PR
        Dane McIntyre
        National Confectioners Association
        George Neiderer
        Mike Redd
        John Reinwald
        Bonnie Rowan
        Marisa Schwertfeger
        Susan Smith
        Stagnito Communications
        T. Hasagawa, USA
        Ann Wilkes
        Mary Wills

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

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