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Aunt Jemima Has A New Name, Pearl Milling Company

Aunt Jemima Has A New Name, Pearl Milling Company

PepsiCo announced this week that it has officially changed the name of its Aunt Jemima pancake and syrup products to Pearl Milling Company. The company said that Pearl Milling Company was founded in 1888 in St. Joseph, MO, and was the originator of the self-rising pancake mix that would later become known as the Aunt Jemima brand. The news comes a little over six months after the company announced the intention to change the name and logo of its Aunt Jemima products, saying at the time that its "origins are based on a racial stereotype." Pearl Milling Company-branded pancake mixes, syrups, cornmeal, and grits products will begin to hit supermarket shelves starting in June. Products will continue to be available under the Aunt Jemima name without the logo until June.