Robert Ehrlich (businessman)

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Robert Ehrlich is an American entrepreneur and an ex-commodities trader, he founded Robert's American Gourmet Food, a manufacturer of organic snack foods.

Ehrlich started his company after seeing a bag of cheese puffs that contained no cheese, which inspired the Pirate's Booty line of snacks, eventually growing to a $50 million business.[1]

According to a Forbes online article dated July 20, 2015 Robert Ehrlich sued his former partners; the allegations, according to the article, were outlandish and bizarre, including a reference to a praying mantis.


  • CNN: "Ay, matey, Pirate's Booty hopes mascot sells snacks."
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Line of herbal snacks suggest you can eat, drink and be happy." 8 April 1998.
  1. ^ Liz Kim (November 14, 2006). "Just because it says "organic," is junk food any better for us?". Columbia University News Service. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2007-01-27. 

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