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College and Campus Trivia

whipped cream

During the Depression, chemistry professor George Frederick Smith, along with alumnus Charles Getz, invented a new aeration process for the preparation of this dessert product.

What was the dessert?

Answer: Whipped cream

Instantwhip, the first aerosol product to be marketed in a returnable container, made the process of producing whipped cream under pressure commercially viable.

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