In the United States, the USDA stipulates that "Fruit cocktail" must contain pears, grapes, cherries, peaches, and pineapples, otherwise it cannot be called fruit cocktail. It should contain fruits in not less nor more than the following percentages:
Fruit cocktail was invented by William Vere Cruess.
The city of Campbell, California claims it is the birthplace of the fruit cocktail.
USDA Fruit Guideline ("Fruit Cocktail" definition on page 41)
FOOD: TRIED&TESTED FRUIT COCKTAIL; It's fruit, it's tinned, you can have it for dessert. But which is the best one?(Features)
Jun 20, 2004; Byline: Words: Rhiannon Vivian. Morrisons Fruit Cocktail in Syrup (47p for 410g) Very sweet and syrupy. The most traditional...