The ultimate kid's food, SpaghettiOs, was the brainchild of a Wisconsin man.

For some strange reason, when I think of food being developed I picture some space-age scientific place. It's somewhere special but nowhere specific. I don't think of it happening in Illinois or Wisconsin though.

I think it's cool when there's a local connection. I found out in the last couple of weeks that Twinkies and brownies were invented in Illinois.

Now, I find out that SpaghettiOs were created by a guy from Wisconsin. He actually went to school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

According to,

"The iconic comfort food was created by Waukesha County native and UW-Madison graduate Donald Goerke after he was asked to develop an easy-to-eat meal for children while he worked at the Campbell Soup Company."

I would say that task was a success. It probably looks pretty good on a resume.

If you think about it, I would consider them a top 5 kids food along with chicken nuggets, mac n cheese, grilled cheese, and hot dogs.

Okay Wisconsin, time to open a SpaghettiOs museum and host a SpaghettiOs festival.

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