Story originally posted on Great Big Story
This story of (sugary sweet) American ingenuity starts, like so many do, in a family garage. Just kidding, it actually starts at a Kentucky biotech company in the late ’80s. We’ll get to the garage later. Anyway, the year was 1987, and a newly graduated microbiologist named Curt Jones was working at a Kentucky biotech company. His task: create a more efficient feed for farm animals. Curt had a specialization in cryogenics and a passion for making ice cream. And, no, no, he wasn’t planning to feed ice cream to livestock.