Rich Cohen tells it "Sweet and Low"by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
Writer Rich Cohen's grandfather Ben invented two things that changed US eating habits. First he invented the machine that makes those little sugar packets you find in restaurants. Then he invented "Sweet and Low" the sugar substitute. The family made millions.
But the story went sour.
St. Paul, Minn. — The family, or more specifically Cohen's grandmother disinherited his branch of the family.
Cohen says his parents had always told him not to expect anything from the family and so the disinheritance didn't bother him much He told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr that changed when he decided to write a book about the story. He called the book "Sweet and Low."
- All Things Considered, 11/14/2006, 5:49 p.m.