Top 10 People Immortalized as Foods

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6. Brother Marie-Clement

Vital Rodier was born in central France in the 19th century. In 1859, he moved to Algeria and joined a Catholic organization called Brothers of Annunciation, and became Brother Marie-Clement. Later, this organization started with an orphanage which included a large farm, and gradually Brother Marie-Clement started taking an interest in horticulture. He developed and discovered a different variety of a citrus fruit, which the French botanist Louis Trabut called them Clementines after Brother Marie Clement. The Clementines are also called Christmas oranges as they grown in the peak of November to January and are a hybrid of mandarins and sweet oranges.
7. A boy named Henry

The Oh Henry! Is a popular candy bar with fudge, peanuts and caramel. It is made by Nestle in USA and Hershey in Canada. The original Oh Henry! Chocolate bar was introduced in 1920 by the Williamson Candy Company of Chicago, named after a boy who used to come to the factory to flirt with the girls who made candies, and every time the girls needed to have something done, they would just call ‘Oh Henry!’ Another story says that the founder of the candy company, George Williamson as very fond of the short stories written by William Sydney Porter under the pen name of O. Henry. This candy has another version that the candy bar was originally developed and made by Tom Henry, and thus named after him. No one knows the true story, but who cares when you have a candy as sweet as that!
8. Ah Bing

Ah Bing born in Manchuria, China, travelled to America and found work in the orchards of the Lewelling family. Seth Lewelling was a renowned horticulturist who specialized in growing different types of cherries. One such cherry he grew was the Black Republican cherry tree which was larger in size than the usual cherries otherwise. Seth named this particular cherry tree as the Bing cherry, after his foreman. The Bing cherry is still the most popular sweet cherry in the United States of America.

9. Otto Von Bismarck

Otto Von Bismarck was a world renowned German in the 1800’s. He was the first Chancellor of Germany who had many American things named after him, including the capital of North Dakota. One of these things was the jelly filled doughnuts which originated in Germany. These without-hole doughnuts are frosted with icing, whipped cream or sugar and the inside is filled with jelly, jam chocolate or custard. These doughnuts were brought to North America and since then they have been termed as Bismarcks.

10. Richard Williams and Enoch Bartlett

The Williams pear is a very common variety of pear belonging to the European pear tree species. The pear was named after Richard Williams who grew these pears in his garden and sold them all across England. Later, an American named James Carter brought a number of Williams pear trees to the United States and planted on a piece of land owned by Thomas Brewer in Massachusetts, which later went on to the hands of a lady named Enoch Bartlett. Bartlett sold the pears and sent them to North America, and the seller there did not know the name of the pear and just named it after her name, the Bartlett pears which still sticks in North America today.

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