On October 26, 1977, at 8:15 p.m. local time, two dozen people gathered at Sugar Mountain, a local sugar mill located in the mountains of southern Maine, to celebrate the arrival of an ice cream truck.
“It was our first experience at a snow machine,” recalled Bill Pappas, a lifelong Sugar Mountain resident who has since been the company’s president.
The truck, driven by Jim Pappacino, had just pulled up at the Sugar Mountain plant and the truck’s crew, which consisted of Pappascos son and a local employee named Dick, was waiting outside.
Jim was in town for a job and his truck was waiting for him at the factory, which was located in a large, vacant field.
“When I heard the sound of the snow machine, I thought it must be a freight train,” Pappasi said.
The snow machine was not just any snow machine.
It was a massive, black, two-ton snow machine with a distinctive red stripe.
It had a giant red scoop on the back and a white scoop on top.
The scoop was the first thing Pappakis saw when he saw the snowmachine in action.
“I knew it was a truck,” he said.
Pappasis son, now 77 years old, had been a truck driver and ice cream manufacturer in his youth, and he was proud of his accomplishment.
“We have two kids who live in the family, and it’s nice to know that we can still keep them out of the ice cream business,” he told Buzzfeed.
The family’s first encounter with the snowmachines ice cream was in 1974, when their father, Jim Pappa, decided to open his ice cream factory in Sugar Mountain to compete with his own rival, the now-defunct Pappassas Ice Cream Company.
Pappa’s company was one of the first to begin producing ice cream with an open source ice cream recipe and was quickly followed by other companies, including Tom’s Red Mill, which later became the most successful ice cream maker in the world.
Pappyas ice cream products have become one of America’s most iconic flavors.
And while many people still remember the first time they ate a piece of the candy, the first taste of the sugar was far away.
In 1977, Jim and his sons were driving along the highway when they came across an ice-cream truck and noticed that it was packed with hundreds of frozen treats.
“Our first thought was, this is an ice factory,” Jim Papps son said.
Jim told the truck drivers in the crowd to wait for the truck to come.
When the truck arrived, Jim took a look around and saw that the trucks parking lot was empty.
When Jim and the family got to the truck, they were surprised to see that the truck was a very big truck.
Jim’s sons thought that it must have been a tractor or truck that was parked next to the ice factory.
“The truck was so big that it almost made us go crazy,” Jim recalled.
The company had just recently moved into a larger, open space at Sugar Mill, and Jim decided to give it a try.
The trucks first order of business was to get ice cream made.
Jim decided that he wanted to make a cream that would not only taste good, but would also have the same appeal as other traditional ice creams.
Jim used the ice truck to build his own cream recipe, and the company quickly became one of Maine’s most successful.
The cream that Jim and Jim used was the original Jim Papper’s Original Sugar Mountain Cream, and today, Jim still calls the cream “Jim’s Original,” or simply “Jim.”
In fact, the name Jim Papas Ice cream is so popular that it is sometimes used in reference to the entire company, not just Jim.
Jim Pappy’s ice cream still gets its own signature flavor, called Jim’s Original Orange Crunch, which is actually an orange-flavored product that Jim used in the original ice cream and that his son still uses today.
“Jim started this company and it was his idea, and we used to make it, too,” said Dick Pappans son, who has also been the CEO of the company for decades.
“So, you know, you can’t really complain about it,” Jim added.
“But we also wanted to be the best.”
The company still produces the same product, but now it also makes a lot of ice cream.
The Jim Paps ice cream is now made in three flavors: orange, red, and yellow, and all three have the exact same texture, which makes them incredibly popular with people who like the flavor combination of orange, lemon, and cream.
Jim has been the sole owner of the Sugar Mill since 1977, and now it is the family’s mission to continue to produce Jim’s original ice cre