Five Food Finds about Aunt Jemima
- Most people think of the Aunt Jemima brand as a syrup, but it actually wasn’t introduced as a syrup until 1966.
- Some view Aunt Jemima as a negative racial stereotype. Throughout the years, the brand has done some work to create a more empowering image of her.
- Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix was one of the first “mixes” ever sold.
- At the World’s Colombian Exposition, Aunt Jemima’ (Nancy Green) demonstrated how to use the new mix. The exhibit was so popular, police had to control the crowds at the Aunt Jemima booth.