Eskimo Pie is a brand name for a chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar wrapped in foil, the first such dessert sold in the United States. It is now marketed by Nestle, owners of Dreyer's of the Western United States, and Edy's of the Eastern United States. The product was introduced to New Zealand in 1955, and are produced by Tip Top who are now a subsidiary of Fonterra, the country's largest multinational company. Danish immigrant Christian Kent Nelson, a schoolteacher and candy store owner, claimed to have received the inspiration for the Eskimo Pie in 1920 in Onawa, Iowa, when a boy in his store was unable to decide whether to spend his money on ice cream or a chocolate bar. After experimenting with different ways to adhere melted chocolate to bricks of ice cream, Nelson began selling his invention under the name 'I-Scream Bars.' In 1921, he filed for a patent, and secured an agreement with local chocolate producer Russell C.
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