J. Hungerford Smith –
A Sweet Success Story
The J. Hungerford Smith® brand represents a rich heritage of superior products and steadfast dependability. Ever since J. Hungerford Smith invented fountain syrups in 1879 as a pharmacist searching for better ingredients for ice cream sodas and sundaes, our devotion to exceptional product quality has been unwavering.
In the early days, luminaries like Grover Cleveland and P.T. Barnum indulged in Smith’s
crowd-pleasing creations. Today, J. Hungerford Smith® is still the innovator of sweet menu enhancers that bring excitement to your menu, enrichment to your bottom line, and joy to your patrons. Foodservice establishments across the country rely on us for a complete line of fudges, toppings, coatings, beverage flavorings, and more.
Reddi-wip – An Instant Sensation
The story of Reddi-wip® begins in 1948 with Aaron “Bunny” Lapin, an entrepreneur from St. Louis, Missouri. Back then, whipping cream was delivered door-to-door by milkmen and it tended to spoil quickly. Bunny had a better idea – put farm-fresh whipped cream in sealed aerosol cans, already whipped and dispensed with a fingertip!
Needless to say, Reddi-wip® was an instant hit, and distribution quickly expanded throughout the United States. In 1951, already a millionaire, Bunny was crowned the “Whipped Cream King” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. Today, one out of every two cans of aerosol topping consumed in the U.S. is Reddi-wip®.
From our original line of time-tested favorites to our non-dairy varieties and Barista series flavors, Reddi-wip® can’t be topped. It’s a joyful way to bring a smile to your customers every day!
Specialty Cold Fudge & Portion Control Packs
Our ready-to-use ganache-like Cold Fudge for Ice Cream Cakes cuts smoothly and will not crack when frozen, and can also be used as a frosting or fudge layer between sheets of cake. Our Chocolate Fudge and Creamy Caramel Portion Control Packs are the ideal 1.5 oz. serving size for takeout or low traffic periods.
Heat & Serve Toppings
Let the warm goodness flow with J. Hungerford Smith® Heat & Serve Toppings. Their thick, rich, full-bodied consistency delivers superior draping and coverage so you need less product per serving with greater yield per can. Plus, our Mellocream® Chocolate Fudge has long been recognized as the preferred leader and premium brand for any foodservice operator.
Cone & Enrober Coatings
J. Hungerford Smith® cone and enrober coatings are a must-have for ice cream parlors and an opportunity to add specialty dessert items for midscale and high-end restaurants alike. Instantly cover any frozen treat in one of our cone coatings, or dip cookies, cheesecake bites, strawberries, and more in our enrober.
Fountain Syrups & Shake Bases
Expand your beverage lineup and differentiate your drink menus with J. Hungerford Smith® fountain syrups and shake bases. Our appealing andeasy-to-use products make distinctive milkshakes, sodas, smoothies, coffees, and cocktails a snap. From classics like our Fulflavor® Chocolate and Liquid Malt to time-savers like our Simple Syrup, we have the right flavor for every operation.
We have toppings galore for desserts and more! The applications are only limited by your creativity – from ice cream treats and cheesecakes, to smoothies and brownies, to breakfast favorites like pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Plus, our fruit toppings feature more chunks of REAL fruit per serving than others, providing excellent draping and vibrant color.