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10 Culinary Icons Introduced at the Chicago World's Fair

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Another breakfast treat—on the opposite end of the creamy-to-crunchy texture spectrum, and served hot instead of cold—Cream of Wheat also debuted at the 1893 World's Fair. Its racist advertising mascot wasn't considered an issue, but some early samplers of the product weren't impressed with the taste or texture (it got compared to wall paper paste even then). Yet clearly others loved it, and still do, since it persists to this day, although the many flavor variations like Cinnabon undoubtedly make it more appealing to current consumers.

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