Creamette® brand's founder James T. Williams originally worked on a farm in the town of Bird Island, Minneapolis. The town was named after an island in the area filled with many trees and where in the early days many wild birds congregated. It was a favorite camping place of Indians and trappers and it supplied timber for the early settlers.
In 1896, Creamette® founder, James T. Williams, started a grocery store on Washington Avenue in Minneapolis.
In 1908, he purchased an interest in a local pasta manufacturing company which evolved into Mother's Macaroni Company. He eventually bought out the partners to become the president. The Creamette Company was the successor company.
The famous "Creamette girl" illustration depicted on earlier Creamette® packaging was actually patterned after the face of Williams' daughter, Margaret (Peg).
The Creamette Company's original headquarters in Minneapolis was converted in the early 2000's to condominiums called Creamette Historic Lofts.
New World Pasta Company puchased the Creamette® brand on July 31, 2001 and had Creamette® brand trucks and kitchen trailers that traveled across the Midwest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE CREAMETTE® PASTA COMFORT FOOD RECIPE AND ESSAY CONTEST. Open to legal residents of the 50 US, DC and PR, 18 or older. Void where prohibited. Contest starts 3/21/13 and ends 7/18/13. Entry Period starts 3/21/13 and ends 5/30/13. For Official Rules, which govern, click here. Sponsor: New World Pasta Company.