Knott's Berry Farm

Saturday, January 19, 2002 6:11 AM
I just got back from eating breakfast at a local diner and while there I noticed that the jelly I was putting on my toas was from Knott's Berry Farm. Sorry if you guys already new this but I found that it was intresting  since I live in Charlotte, NC all the way across the country from Knott's. 

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Saturday, January 19, 2002 6:50 AM
It's technically not from the amusment park, and yes it's everywhere. Con Agra Food's ships it out...
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 6:57 AM
Well, considering the fact that its Knott's Berry Farm....
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 7:14 AM
Yup.  Its very popular stuff. 
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 7:19 AM
We have Knotts Berry Farm cookies in out vending machines here. (Ohio)
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 8:45 AM
Knotts Berry Farm started out as a BERRY FARM before it was EVER considered to be an amusement park. In fact, the flavor of boysenberry was INVENTED by the Knotts by combining two different berries (I forget exactly which) and was very much responsible for the Knotts success. Following on that success, they started serving chicken dinners at the farm. Even to this day, they still serve chicken dinners. The restaurant is just outside the park, so you can enjoy a Knotts chicken dinner without having to pay park admission. I myself have never tried the dinner, but have been told by others that it is quite good. The retaurant is usually VERY full and has a bit of a wait.

Most of this I learned from a "history of Knotts" that was printed on a paper placemat at one of the sitdown restaurants inside the park. There is a whole lot of other information about the actual growth of the park too. I wish I could find a source that had all the information so I could share it with you.

In short, The Knotts business is BERRIES first, amusement park second (Although with the CF buyout I am sure the park and the berry business are linked only by name now).

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Saturday, January 19, 2002 11:21 AM
I believe the berry combination is blackberry and marionberry.   No....not the mayor of DC....
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 11:23 AM
Imagine that... amusement park rides to keep the lines down at the chicken joint. Boy, have things changed.

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Saturday, January 19, 2002 1:51 PM
BTW...the berry was named after Walter Knott's friend, Ralph Boysen.  No lie.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 1:53 PM
Thanks Mamoosh for that enlightening info:)
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 1:55 PM
yes..
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 3:15 PM
Kind of wierd, at SFGAm in the employee vending machines backstage we have Knott's Berry Farm cookies.  I just find it kind of wierd.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 3:46 PM
The current generation of the Knott family opted to focus on the food end of the business,thus the sellout to Cedar Fair. At one time the jams and jellies were processed in a facility on the park property.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 4:31 PM
The original berrystand is still there, it has a little sign telling the history of it. I think it sells drinks now.

EDIT: Here is a link to the stand

*** This post was edited by . on 1/19/2002. ***

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Sunday, January 20, 2002 7:44 AM
Now I realize what i said was stupid, kind of like saying, "hey we have chocolate here thats from Hershey, it reminds me of Hershey park!" I apologize
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Sunday, January 20, 2002 12:43 PM

RCmuzikGuY said:
Now I realize what i said was like saying, "hey we have chocolate here thats from Hershey (park).

:) Hey, I just noticed that the Budweiser I am drinking is made by Anheisure-BUSCH. I wonder if they have anything to do with Busch Gardens??? jk :)

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Monday, January 21, 2002 10:12 AM

Zero-G said:
Imagine that... amusement park rides to keep the lines down at the chicken joint. Boy, have things changed.
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Actually, what I find quite funny about this is that the lines at the chicken dinner restaurant are usually longer than the lines on rides at Knott's still today! When I go down to visit on a school day and wait for Ghostrider for about 15 minutes, I laugh when I see that the line for the restaurant looks to be about 30 minutes or more. That place is insanely popular! Can't blame the people, though, since it serves some of the best fried chicken I've ever tasted...

*** This post was edited by saviourmachine on 1/21/2002. ***

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Monday, January 21, 2002 10:30 AM
After a long hard day on Ghostrider, nothing beats that chicken! Man...my mouth is watering just thinking about it. And guess where the restaurant is? Right in front of the Ghostrider!

BTW...The Boysenberry is a cross breed of Logan and Black berries.

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Monday, January 21, 2002 10:33 AM
Whoa, I just watched this movie from Paramount! I wonder if... ack, forget it.
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