Food Inventions of the 1930's

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Food Inventions of the 1930's
Frozen food was one invention of the 1930s. (frozen fish image by lefebvre_jonathan from

Kitchens and households would not be the same without the food inventions of the 1930s. The kitchen duties of a mother were revolutionised with new ways to keep food good for longer, for instance.

Baby Food

Gerber began marketing pressure-cooked baby food in sealed containers just before the 1930s, in 1928. Daniel Gerber came up with the idea when his wife tired of straining fruits and vegetables for their sick child as their paediatrician had recommended. The line of baby food was a success and continued to expand through the 1930s despite the Great Depression.

Frozen Food

American inventor Clarence Birdseye began marketing frozen foods under the Birds Eye brand on March 6, 1930. The company's first frozen foods, 27 items in total, included vegetables, meats, fruits and seafood that consumers could purchase from their local market.


Inventor Earl W. Tupper founded the Tupper Plastics Company in 1938, the company that would later develop the Tupperware container in 1945. The product was made from polythene, which was developed in 1933. It made storing food simple to accomplish so families could eat leftovers the next day and featured the unique burping seal to guarantee airtight storage.

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