8497259004_d6d09f77b9_zFor those that may not know about Bosco, could you tell us a little about the history. Bosco was created in 1928, when it was developed by a Camden, New Jersey physician and was sold by the William S. Scull Company. In the mid-1950’s, Bosco was sold to Corn Products Company. In 1985, the brand was taken over by Bosco Products, Inc., an independent company based in Towaco, New Jersey, owned by my father and me. As you know, Bosco has a rich heritage – and carries with it childhood memories for many Baby Boomers, myself included. My mother started putting it in my milk when we lived at Fort Slocum NY, when I was about 4 or 5,

In addition to memories of moms mixing Bosco with milk as an after-school treat, many “children-at-heart” remember Dick Van Dyke, “Tex” Antoine, and Virginia Graham as Bosco spokespersons, as well as the Bosco Chocolateers, Bosco Clowns, Bosco Rabbits, Bosco Bears, and more.

Over the years, Bosco became a regional item, with its strongest following in the New York City metro area. Much to the chagrin of many ol’ Bosco lovers, chocolate syrup isn’t as popular as it was years ago, and the reduced sales volume hasn’t warranted the large-scale advertising of the product any longer.


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  1. kkabler says:

    Love this stuff when I was young! And remember the Seinfeld episode about Bosco?

  2. V.E.G. says:

    Bosco tastes good, y’all!

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