In 1930, applesauce was added to the Mott's line, a step that caused exponential growth for the company.
Few brands have enjoyed such a rich history as Mott's. Samuel Rogers Mott (known as S.R.) was born on June 29, 1826. Fifty years later, Mott's would explode onto the national scene at the Philadelphia Centennial of 1876, the first major world's fair to be held in the United States. Amongst the innovations premiering that year, including Bell's telephone, Edison's telegraph and the typewriter, S.R. entered his apple cider and vinegar. So enthusiastically were his products received that he received a first prize for their quality.
By 1887, Mott's was importing apples from across the northeast, and exporting ciders, juices, vinegars and apple champagnes to the entire United States. After the death of one of his sons, S.R. retired from the apple business, selling the company to his remaining sons, John and Frederick, for $1. After John's death, Frederick sold the company, renamed Genesee Fruit Company, to the W.B. Duffy Cider Company for substantially more.
In 1914, the two companies consolidated into the Duffy-Mott Company, Inc., a name that remained until it was shortened to simply "Mott's Inc." in 1986.
Cider and vinegar were almost the only products of Duffy-Mott since either company's creation. This changed in 1930, when applesauce was added to the Mott's line, a step that caused exponential growth for the company. In 1938, Mott's Apple Juice first appeared in grocery stores, making use of new processing techniques that allow the natural flavours of apples to be captured in a bottle.
Cadbury Schweppes acquired Duffy-Mott in 1982. The Cadbury Schweppes purchase ushered in a new age of innovation for the brand, and in 1985, Mott's was the first applesauce to come in single-serve plastic cups. Six years later, Mott's introduced fruit-flavoured applesauces, which would eventually grow into Fruitsations flavour line.
Mott's Fruitsations* single serve apple sauces are available in a variety of flavours including: Mott's Fruitsations* unsweetened Apple, Strawberry Kiwi, Pineapple Pleasures, Blueberry Delight*, Peach Medley, Country Berry, Harvest Apple with Calcium and Apple Pomegranate with Antioxidant.
Mott's Fruitsations* with Supplement were launched in July 2008 in two great flavours: Harvest Apple with Calcium and Apple Pomegranate with Antioxidant.
Today, Mott's Fruitsations is part of Canada Dry Mott's, a subsidiary of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands throughout North America.
Mott's Fruitsations Unsweetened is a proud participant in the Heart and Stroke foundation Health Check Program. For more information on Health Check, please visit their website at: http://www.healthcheck.org
Mott's Fruitsations Harvest Apple with Calcium for bone health is the Product of the Year Canada winner for 2010 in the Fibre and Calcium category. Mott's Fruitsations Pomegranate with Antioxidant for good health is the Product of the Year Canada winner for 2010 in the Antioxidant Enhanced category.