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Donald Tober is the talented chairman behind the relatively successful Sweet N’ Low. Sweet N’ Low is an artificial sweetener which is primarily made from granulated saccharine. It is manufactured in the United States. Donald Tober’s father, Harry Tober founded Sugar Foods in 1948; but Donald Tober joining the company after school was the great turnaround the company experienced as he led it to its unparalled growth.

Donald Tober and wife Barbara
Donald Tober and wife Barbara

Donald Tober’s leadership as the chairman of this great franchise helped turn the franchise and product for the better as he helped put pink Sweet’N Low packets on millions of tables all across the United States. From the mid1990s, the use of Sweet N’ Low soared among foodservice establishments all across the United States; as it grasped more than 80% of these foodservice establishments and the sugar substitute market – It was actually believed to be a good match and substitute for the normal table or traditional sugar.

NameDonald Tober
Date of Birthborn 1931
SpouseBarbara D. Tober (married 1973)
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania, Harvard Law School
CompanySugar Foods Corp.
Company FounderHarry Tober
Company Net Worth$286 million
Residenceluxury Upper East Side Apartment New York
Death15th January 2021
Known ForChairman Sugar Foods Corp, Sweet N’ Low

Donald Tober Biography

Donald Tober was born in 1931 to the family of Harry Tober. Not much is known about his early childhood, but what is clear is that when he was about 17 years of age, his father Harry Tober founded Sugar Foods Coorperation which dealt with bulk sugar distribution all across the United States and Mexico.

Donald Tober studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University Law school. Donald Tober practiced law briefly after college and in the 1970s, with no particular date gotten, he joined his father in his business (Sugar Foods Corp) and help move the business to another greater level and height.

Sugar Foods Corp.

At the helm of Sugar Foods, Tober turned the company’s flagship product, Sweet’N Low, and its trademark little pink packets, into a mainstay on kitchen counters and restaurant tables across the country, along with Sugar in the Raw and N’Joy non-dairy creamer.

Sugar Foods became famous for distributing condiments, snacks and sweeteners in bright packets to restaurants and hotels around the world.   

However, the company soared under Donald Tober, whose leadership skills and business acumen was second to none; and in its great days the company, Sugar Foods was best known for distributing Sweet’N Low, an artificial sweetener known for its unique, never-seen-before pink packaging.

Donald Tober and his wife, Barbara
Donald Tober and his wife, Barbara

Tober’s influence as the CEO of Sugar Foods was not just limited to the United States and he was also one of the main forces behind the push to place the artificial sweetener in restaurants around the world.

Donald Tober met his wife, Barbara D. in 1972 and later subsequently married her in 1973. Barbara Tober herself is the Editor-in-chief of Brides Magazine.

According to Jewish home, Mr Tober has served in various committees and organizations; Mr. Tober is a former Chairman of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, Vice Chairman of the Culinary Institute of America and is presently a board member of the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. 

Barbara Tober
Barbara Tober

Also, as a Trustee Emeritus of the Culinary Institute of America, he expanded his interest and involvement in several associations that serve to elevate the quality and appreciation of food and wine in the United States. Examples of some of them include, Commanderie de Bordeaux and the Chevaliers du Tastevin. 

He is also a co-founder and member of the Executive Committee of the City Meals-on-Wheels program in New York City. His contributions and memberships span a broad range of interests beyond food-oriented activities.  He served on the boards of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Manhattan Institute, the National Dance Institute with Jacques d’Amboise, the American Austrian Foundation for Medical Scholarship, the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID)

Donald Tober Alleged Suicide and Death

Donald Tober apartment where he allegedly committed suicide
Donald Tober apartment where he allegedly committed suicide

On Friday, January 15th 2021, Donald fell from one of the floors at the luxury Upper East Side apartment to his death. It is believed by investigators that he committed suicide and died. He also struggled with Parkinson’s disease a disease prevalent among the elderly. He was 89.

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