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The History of Maggi

In Switzerland in 1863, Julius Michael Johannes Maggi developed a formula to bring added taste to meals. This marked the beginning of the Maggi® brand and its lines of convenient food products. 

In 1882, the Swiss Public Welfare Society commissioned Maggi to create a vegetable food product that would be quick to prepare and easy to digest to help with the problem of women having less time to prepare meals as more and more worked outside the home. The results — two instant pea soups and an instant bean soup – were a huge success. By the turn of the century, Maggi & Company was producing not only powdered soups, but also bouillon cubes, sauces and flavorings. Maggi merged with Nestlé in 1947. Maggi® has been offering high quality and innovative products ever since.