Benjamin Eisenstadt

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Benjamin Eisenstadt was born in New York City back in 1906. I know he went to Brooklyn College however, I don’t know if he graduated but after college he opened a cafeteria near the Brooklyn Naval Yard. Business wasn’t great so he switched to making tea bags.

However, in 1957 he came up with something that we still use today, part of his formula was cream of tartar and calcium silicate. He opened up a company to market his product. While you may not know Benjamin Eisenstadt you surely know his product so let us cut toe the chase.

His company is the Cumberland Packing Corporation, remember those tea bags, well he had a large supply of them so he converted those tea bags into the modern single sugar packet.

That other product with the cream of tartar well we call that one Sweet’N Low. Yes, that’s him, BTW he also was the first to package soy sauce in those single packages. He died due to complication from open heart surgery in 1996 he was 89 years young. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face, sign up for Jeopardy with all the new-found knowledge.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray who knew?? and without cream of tartar my egg whites would never peak.... and my morning cappuccino would not taste the same without artificial sweetener.... 

Mar 24, 2018 04:08 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What an impressive resume Eisenstadt had. Great read.

Mar 24, 2018 04:15 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - well I certainly have used my share of sweet n low thanks to him.

Mar 24, 2018 04:28 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Who knew is was Benjamin that created Sweet'N Low? My wife thanks him! Enjoy your day!

Mar 24, 2018 04:40 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This man had a niche and he fulfilled it very well, James!

Mar 24, 2018 05:33 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I always walk away from your blog posts a lot smarter James Dray 

Mar 24, 2018 07:25 AM #6
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Wow James Dray who knew ! I always said these were great questions for Jeopardy

Mar 24, 2018 07:40 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I had no idea he was the packet man!

Luckily they are three packets I do not use.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 24, 2018 07:46 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James.  I am with Barbara Todaro, who knew.  Glad that he was around to develop these.


Mar 24, 2018 09:08 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Interesting story, and we don't use this as a sweetener.  However, it does help others. A

Mar 24, 2018 12:39 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James, I know you heard me say this before, " I had no idea" clearly am familiar with the packages of "sweet-n -low" never used it but seen it all over...Endre

Mar 24, 2018 12:54 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- ditto as to not using the Sweet N Lo but still amazed at anyone who can come up with these things. 

Mar 24, 2018 05:02 PM #12
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I love reading about people who create a niche like this and then proceed to fill it! amazing 

Mar 25, 2018 04:16 AM #13
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

That was certainly an interesting story. I have never used Sweet N' Low but know plenty of people who do.


Mar 25, 2018 10:58 AM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Very familiar with the products and the convenient packaging.  Always amazes me the contributions of others and how it makes our lives happier.  I love those little soy sauce packages.

Mar 25, 2018 08:09 PM #15
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

He is one of those people that saw lemons and made lemonade. I applaud his ingenuity. Thank you for sharing!

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