Two Philly Food Favorites: Hires Root Beer and TastyKake

Moviehouse Productions presents stories of the origins of two Philadelphia delights, Hires Root Beer and Tastykake.

A druggist by trade and brilliant marketer, Charles Elmer Hires, transformed a volatile ancient brew of roots and berries into a beloved American soft drink.

Philip Bauer and Herbert Morris overcame indifference and neglect in Philadelphia’s baking industry to give birth to TastyKake, the “cake that made mother stop baking.”

So… maybe you washed down your TastyKake with a Hires Root Beer, or perhaps with a big glass of milk in front of your black and white ‘TV”…either way, you enjoyed!!!

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