William Post, inventor of Pop-Tarts dies at 96

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:15 pm    Post subject: William Post, inventor of Pop-Tarts dies at 96

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GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — William Post, a Michigan man who played an important role in the development of Pop-Tarts, has died at age 96.

Post died Saturday, according to a family obituary which provided no details on his death but says he was raised in Grand Rapids as “one of seven children of Dutch immigrants" and had retired at age 56 as a senior vice president with Keebler Company and settled in Glen Arbor, Michigan.


Kellanova, formerly known as Kellogg Co., said in a statement Wednesday that it was “deeply saddened” by Post's death.

“He played an important role in co-creating the iconic Pop-Tarts brand and we are grateful to Bill for his legacy and lasting contributions to our company,” Kellanova said without elaborating.
Pop-Tarts debuted in 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio. The toaster pastry was originally sold in four flavors — strawberry, blueberry, brown sugar cinnamon and apple-currant — before it was released nationwide the following year, Kellanova's website states.

Post's family wrote in his obituary that he was a plant manager with a company later known as the Keebler Company when Kellogg executives asked him “if he thought it would be possible for Keebler to create a new product they had in mind.”

His obituary states that one of the executives was Kellogg chairman William LaMothe, who “soon became Bill's close friend.”


“It is at this juncture that Bill is often credited for having ‘invented’ the Pop Tart. To be accurate, however, Bill would say, 'I assembled an amazing team that developed Kellogg’s concept of a shelf-stable toaster pastry into a fine product that we could bring to market in the span of just four months,'” according to the the obituary.

Post, whose wife, Florence, died in 2020, is survived by a son and daughter and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service for Post will be held March 7 at Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, according to his obituary on the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home's website.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:49 pm    Post subject:

So . . . he's toast?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:52 pm    Post subject:

When they bury him, will he be frosted or unfrosted?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:19 pm    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
When they bury him, will he be frosted or unfrosted?


More importantly, will he Pop up again?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:19 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
numero-ocho wrote:
When they bury him, will he be frosted or unfrosted?


More importantly, will he Pop up again?


Cmon guys, someone died. Besides, aren’t these jokes a little burnt out?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:03 am    Post subject:

This man defined breakfast for me as a kid. A true American hero.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:08 am    Post subject:

I was walking down the aisle and noticed the Boston Cream ones like 4 days ago. Had to grab a box. First time in years.

They're tasty but pure sugar.

That reminds me, I have to go work out.....
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