Green Giant Fresh Blog

FAQ

You have questions, we have answers! Below are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about Green Giant Fresh fruits and vegetables. Check back because we update this list every so often.

Q. Where can I find a list of all Green Giant Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and value-added items?

A. Visit our Fresh Products page for a comprehensive list of all Green Giant Fresh vegetables (such as artichokes, cauliflower, and spinach), fresh fruits (such as apples, honeydew, and pears), and value-added items (such as Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry, Green Beans with Garlic Butter, and Squash Medley).

Q. What’s the history behind the Green Giant Brand?

A. The “Green Giant” character was created in 1925 for the Minnesota Valley Canning Company and named after a variety of particularly large peas. Inspired by folklore and fairy tales, the Giant first appeared in advertising in 1928. No one dreamed that one day Green Giant would become the company’s name. Through the years, he grew into a friendlier—and greener—character, known for presiding over the vegetables grown in his valley with a deep ìHo, Ho, Ho!î So popular was the Green Giant that the company was renamed after him. Today, the Jolly Green Giant is the third most recognized advertising icon of the 20th century, behind Ronald McDonald and the Marlboro Man. A 55-foot statue of the Giant stands in Blue Earth, Minnesota, paying homage to his birthplace. Green Giant and his helper, Sprout, live happily in their valley growing vegetables picked at the peak of freshness. Green Giant has been part of General Mills since 2001.