Pamela Low

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Pamela Low (March 16, 1928 – June 1, 2007) was an American flavorist, best known for developing and creating the flavor coating for Cap'n Crunch breakfast cereal.[1]

Low studied microbiology at the University of New Hampshire. She went on to work as a flavorist for the Arthur D. Little consulting firm in the Boston metropolitan area for more than 30 years.[1] She was reportedly asked to develop a flavor for the new Cap'n Crunch cereal in the early 1960s. Her inspiration for the flavor coating was a recipe flavored with butter and brown sugar that her grandmother, Luella Low, used to serve her when she was younger in Derry.[1] Cap'n Crunch was officially unveiled in 1963 and the original recipe has been unchanged since its launch.[1] She also worked on the flavors for Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars while at Arthur D. Little.[1]

Low died at the New London Hospital in New London, New Hampshire on June 1, 2007.[1] She was 79 when she died.[1] She had lived in New London for 34 years. [1]Low never married.[1]


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