Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 18:42:53 -0600
At 12:24 PM 6/24/96 -0500, you wrote:
>At 12:50 PM 6/24/96 -0400, you wrote:
>>Somebody passed around a baggie of the trail mix commonly called GORP.
>>"What do they call it GORP?" someone asked. "Each letter stands for one of
>>the original ingredients," someone else suggested. "The G is for granola;
>>the R is for raisins; the P is for peanuts." Nobody could think of what the
>>O might stand for.
I'm not sure what it stands for, but "GORP" is, I believe, a registered
trademark of Richmoor Foods. I was able to find "Original Gorp" in a
mail-order catalog, in the Richmoor line. I've seen several other companies
marketing various "Trail mixes", but I've only seen Richmoor use the name
"Gorp". If you really want to know how it got its name, try contacting the
good folks at Richmoor.
Interestingly, I did a Net-Search on "Gorp" and came up with 1723 pages of
"Great Outdoor Recreation Pages". If you have the time and inclination, you
may want to check them out, they are very well done and interesting.
Jim Peterson /\
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