Jalapeño popper

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The term "Jalapeño Poppers" was initially used as a trademark by Anchor Food Products of Appleton, Wisconsin for their brand of cheese-stuffed jalapeños.[citation needed] The Poppers brand has since been expanded to include a line of frozen appetizers – mozzarella sticks, breaded mushrooms, and the like.

On April 30, 1992, Anchor Food Products applied for and later received a trademark on "Jalapeno Poppers";[1] however, the word "Poppers" had been trademarked in 1983 by the Poppers Supply Company of Portland, Oregon, for use with popcorn.[2] On September 27, 1993, the Poppers Supply Company successfully applied for a trademark on "Poppers" when used for "coated and breaded vegetable pieces", which they held until the trademark was transferred to Anchor Food Products on September 12, 2001.[3]

On September 25, 2001, H.J. Heinz announced that it had completed the acquisition of the Poppers brand; however, a third party, McCain Foods, acquired Anchor's production facilities.[4]

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  1. ^ U.S. Trademark 74,270,714 on "Jalapeno n used for "processed vegetables"
  2. ^ U.S. Trademark 73,410,059 on "Poppers" when used for "Flavored and Unflavored Processed Popped Popcorn"
  3. ^ U.S. Trademark 74,440,781 on "Poppers" when used for "coated and breaded vegetable pieces"
  4. ^ Anonymous (September 25, 2001). "Heinz Acquires Poppers Brand and Licensing Rights to T.G.I. Friday's Brand of Retail Snacks and Appetizers". FindArticles (Pittsburgh). Business Wire. Retrieved 2009-01-27. H.J. Heinz Company today announced that it has completed a transaction with Anchor Food Products Inc. to acquire Anchor's Poppers(R) retail frozen appetizers business … As stated previously, a third party, McCain Foods Limited, had agreed to acquire Anchor's production facilities