Cracker Jack

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Crack′er Jack`

a confection of caramel-coated popcorn.


(ˈkræk ərˌdʒæk)
1. a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.
2. exceptionally fine.
[1890–95, Amer.; earlier crackajack, rhyming compound based on crack (adj.)]
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For generations, consumers have looked forward to finding that special prize inside their Cracker Jack snack packages," said Alanna Cotton, senior director of business development for Growth Ventures, Frito-Lay North America.
Think of toys for big kids, like Neiman Marcus' Cracker Jack box of caramel corn with really ritzy prizes.
Flip books were then popularized in the early 1900s by the Cracker Jack Company who gave them away as free in-pack prizes.
Plenty of letter-writers criticized Cracker Jack for tasting stale or even burned.
Detonating fireworks on the Fourth of July is as American as peanuts and Cracker Jack at a baseball game.
The prize in every box of Cracker Jack now belongs to Frito-Lay Co.
In Mulberry Street were Italian dishes such as spinach and cheese cannelloni; at Ellis Island were hot dogs, Cracker Jack and hot roasted peanuts; at the Pennsylvania Station were shepherd's pie and salmon patties, and, finally, the dining fest stopped at New Rochelle (where ``Ragtime'' is set) for tea sandwiches and WASPy desserts such as English Trifle, petit fours, scones with cream and lemon meringue tarts.
His accomplishments at Frito-Lay also include serving as customer marketing leader for the Wal-Mart account; driving double digit growth for the company's Club Channel, and serving as manager for Frito-Lay's Multipacks and Cracker Jack brands.
Like a Cracker Jack box missing a flimsy prize at the bottom, Valley viewers should not expect local cable viewings of the Dodgers for the rest of the season, despite a 40-game slate scheduled for the second-coming of Fox Sports West.
WHEN: Friday, February 25, 2005 Hudson Shoot - 12:30 PM Wilkerson Shoot - 3:00 PM WHERE: Cracker Jack Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports 700 S.
The Fair inspires future innovators like Henry Ford and Frank Lloyd Wright, debuts the Ferris Wheel and products like Cracker Jack, and offers one of the largest displays of weapons of mass destruction in history in an event that in many ways marks the beginning of the 20th century.
From the early part of the twentieth century until the 1980s, classic baseball fare consisted mostly of hot dogs, ice cream, peanuts, and Cracker Jack.