1945: The Miracle Cream from the Soya Bean

Rich’s is founded in 1945 with a startling development by Robert E. Rich Sr., who directs a laboratory team to search for a vegetable-based replacement for whipped cream that is derived from a new source – the soya bean.

During the development stage, Mr. Rich discovers that the soya bean substance can be frozen, thawed and whipped. The new product, immediately hailed as “the miracle cream from the soya bean,” revolutionizes food processing and opens up a whole new world of non-dairy products to the growing frozen-food industry.

The miracle cream is called Rich’s® Whip Topping® non-dairy topping and later serves as the springboard for a series of ground-breaking, non-dairy products.

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