There are a few hours left to National Whipped Cream Day and boy, oh boy, do we have a good reason to celebrate.
That’s because, it turns out, that Reddi-wip®, the red-canned mass-market version of the fluffy white stuff was invented in 1948 by one Aaron S. “Bunny” Lapin. Yep, a Jew.
According to the product’s website, Lapin used real cream to make Reddi-wip and got a patent for “dispensing valves for gas pressure containers.” He went national in 1954, and sold his company in 1963.
It is now owned by packaged foods giant ConAgra.