Iconic Brands Born American But Now Owned by Foreigners

American consumers have a patriotic mindset that supersedes even bargain hunting. About 8 out of 10 Americans prefer buying American made products over imports.

More than 60% of Americans would pay 10% more for American brands.

What’s more American than Good Humor? Harry Burt conceptualized the chocolate-coated ice cream bar on a stick in 1920, patented it in 1923, and opened the first factory in 1929.

Yet Good Humor was acquired by a Dutch-British food corporation Unilever in 1961.

In fact, many brands you buy and assume are American, aren’t. Here are a few.

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