Jiffy mix

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Grain elevators at the Chelsea Milling Company in Chelsea, Michigan.

Jiffy is a brand of baking mixes marketed by the Chelsea Milling Company in Chelsea, Michigan, that has been producing mixes since 1930. They are known for the products being packaged in a small, blue box.

Jiffy was created as the first prepared baking mix in the United States by Mabel White Holmes. The company is now run and managed by her grandson, Howdy Holmes, a former Indianapolis 500 and CART driver. The company currently employs 350 workers and produces 1.6 million boxes of its products each day.[1]


Chelsea Milling Company is a family operated company with roots in the flour milling business dating back to the early 1800s. Originally a commercial operation that sold only to other businesses, It was in the spring of 1930 when Mabel White Holmes, owner of the firm at the time, created the first mix designed for sale to consumers.[2]


  1. ^ Marti Attoun. "Making Baking a Jiffy". Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  2. ^ "History". 2011 Chelsea Milling Co. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 

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