Bedford (the inventor of SweeTango) attended Wheaton College in Illinois, where, as a biology major, he became interested in plant breeding, and where he tasted a really good apple for the first time. Another student had brought a bushel back from Michigan. "I said, 'Oh, my gosh, this is what I've been missing.' It was the beginning of my awakening."
We can all be thankful on this holiday to be eating Michigan food. Happy Thanksgiving!