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Reddi-Wip is a brand of nitrous oxide-propelled, sweetened whipped cream produced by ConAgra Foods. It is sold in the following varieties: Original; Extra Creamy; Light; Fat Free; Non-Dairy; and Chocolate. In 2019, two new varieties of its Reddi-wip whipped topping — Non-Dairy Coconut and Non-Dairy Almond were released. Both products are dairy-free and plant-based.
Reddi-Wip was packaged in Chicago, Illinois, by Hunt-Wesson Foods and Beatrice Foods at Brookhill Farms Dairy until 1982, when operations were moved to Holland, Michigan and later sold to ConAgra Foods. In 2007, ConAgra relocated the production of Reddi-Wip to its Indianapolis, Indiana facility.
In 1948 he invented Reddi-Wip in collaboration with Aaron Block, using real cream. They developed a new valve more suitable for dispensing whipped cream, with fluting to create a pattern and a tilt-to-open design that preserves the propellant. Other similar products were on the market at the time, including the non-dairy Rich's Whip Topping and Delsoy Presto Whip, which were developed at Henry Ford's soybean laboratories. Delsoy Presto Whip was packed in pressurized cans that had been developed for military insecticide sprays during the war.
Lapin applied and received a patent for “dispensing valves for gas pressure containers.” He achieved national distribution in 1954, selling his company in 1963. In 1968, Hunt-Wesson acquired Reddi-Wip from Marcus Lipsky, Lapin's brother-in-law. Lipsky was an associate of Chicago mobster Ross Prio.
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