The first one goes back to 1956 when cafeteria owner Ben Eisenstadt decided to put saccharin powder into pink packets to set it apart from packaged sugar and called it Sweet N Low after his favorite song.
Company officials are putting the prized 500 billionth packet into a photo collage and will donate the picture as part of a photo mosaic to the Brooklyn Historical Society, who will undoubtedly put in it a sweet place of honor.
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