Name Game #6: Name That Brand
5 clues. 1 famous brand name. 0 shame in defeat.
Game #6: Name That Brand
- Over 6 billion produced yearly
- Brought in by ‘Crane’
- Originally offered in saloons
- A stormy history
- Start with 14
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In 1912, Clarence Crane (Clue #2) invented Life Savers and called them such because of their resemblance to the preservers. In fact, the original product label was of an old seaman throwing a life preserver to a young female swimmer, and the slogan read: “For That Stormy Breath” (Clue #4). Originally, Crane’s mints were produced on a pill machine by a pharmaceutical manufacturer. One year after their conception, Crane sold the mints, which at the time were offered in only one flavor (peppermint), to an advertising salesman named Edward John Noble. The price: $2,900. Noble marketed the mints to various commercial enterprises, but the first real success was in getting saloon owners to offer them as an alternative to the free cloves patrons usually chewed on (Clue #3). Today, over 6 billion mints are produced yearly (Clue #1) and every pack starts with 14 mints (Clue #5).