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Argo® Corn Starch is revered by chefs for its purity and consistent performance in any recipe calling for corn starch.

With every use, Argo® Corn Starch ensures smooth, clear sauces, lump free gravies, and reliable thickening – in fact it has twice the thickening power of flour. It dissolves easily and it’s flavorless so it never alters the taste of the recipe.

No wonder it’s the most-used corn starch brand in foodservice.

— Argo —

History

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A corn milling plant, later called Argo Manufacturing, incorporates in Nebraska.

Argo corn starch is launched. The name, Argo, continues to be a source of much conjecture even to the present. It may have derived from the fact that customer price lists were printed in alphabetical order, and the name Argo would appear above then-competitor Kingsford's.

Argo, Kingsford's and two other starch companies merge to form the United Starch Company, a forerunner of The Corn Products Refining Co.

A 1940s Argo Corn Starch label features a recipe for corn-starch based Creative Clay, a homemade moldable material that children can use to fashion ornaments and gifts.

A new corn maiden appears on the Argo corn starch package.

Argo Corn Starch celebrates its 100th anniversary with a significant package redesign. It incorporates a 100th Anniversary seal and a slimmer corn maiden on the face panel. The back and side panels feature nine distinctive recipe collections accompanied by appetizing photography.

It's easy to make Argo Play Clay at home, and fun to play with. Consumer interest prompts the makers of Argo corn starch to produce new leaflets with ideas and projects for children and adults to make.

Argo Corn Starch continues to be one of the most respected brands in the foodservice industry, as it has been a back-of-the-house staple for over a century. Chefs depend on the purity and consistent performance. It is a must for sauces, gravies, Asian dishes, fruit pies, soups and so much more.

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