History


1900s

H. Fox & Co. founded by Herman Fox at it’s original Brooklyn location
Fox creates his original formula for Chocolate syrup
1904 - “Egg Creams” with Fox’s syrups are served


1910s

1911 - Brooklyn Botanical Gardens opens
1913 - Ebbits Field opens, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers


1920s

Prohibition begins. Sugar prices soar because of bootlegging
1928 - Cyclone Roller Coaster opens in Coney Island


1930s

H. Fox creates the same name U-bet and incorporates it into it’s chocolate labels
“Fox’s U-bet” appears on labels and on in store advertising


1940s

Irving Fox joins his father, Herman, in the family business. Route sales to candy stores and luncheonettes is the mainstay of company sales
1941 - World War II
1947 - Jackie Robinson signs with Brooklyn Dodgers
1948 - H. Fox begins marketing Fox’s U-bet in consumer packages


1950s


1960s

David Fox, the current president, joins the family business
1963 - Foxy bottles of flavored syrup are marketed
1964 - NY Worlds Fair. Fox’s U-bet egg creams served
1964 - Verrazano Bridge Completed


1970s

The company makes a major change in their institutional packaging from glass to plastic containers
1975 - Mel Brooks is quoted in the February “Playboy” Magazine extolling the qualities of a Fox’s U-bet “Egg Cream”


1980s

Aquisition of several local syrup manufacturers


1990s

The company begins production of syrups in Bag-in-Box containers
Introduction of Juice Mixes to the institutional product line
Acquisitions continue
Brooklyn, still the most populace Borough


2000s

2002 - Kelly Fox, David’s son joins the family business as the 4th generation
2002 - H.Fox & our “U-bet” syrup are featured on a repeating profile on the Food Channel
2003 - The Company changes original glass jar to a plastic squeeze bottle after conclusively determining that no formula change is required

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