Eat an Eskimo Pie Day is an American holiday that celebrates Eskimo Pie. This type of ice cream is one of the most popular in the world. Chocolate-covered ice cream on a stick, or even with crushed nuts. What could be better on a hot summer day? The holiday is celebrated annually on March 28.
The history of Eat an Eskimo Pie Day is tightly linked to the advent of chocolate-covered ice cream itself. It all began in the summer of 1920, when the owner of a candy store, K.K. Nelson saw the boy thinking for a long time whether to buy ice cream or chocolate for a nickel. He opted for the latter. Since the boy only had one coin and could not purchase both items. Nelson had a great idea: combine the two treats into one!
In the summer of the same year, a new product appeared – chocolate-covered ice cream, which was made in the form of bars. Two years later, the treat was available in almost 3,000 stores, and in 1934 it was enjoyed by the whole world!
- The renaming of the classic bars to Eskimo Pies was due to R.C. Stover, who helped Nelson take the business to the next level and expand production.
- Wooden popsicle sticks began to be actively used in the 1950s. Today it is the eskimo that is the symbol of the word “ice cream.
How to celebrate
Buy your favorite version of ice cream on a stick that day. There are a huge variety of options: the icing is made from different types of chocolate, crushed nuts are added, the ice cream is often complemented by fruit or berry fillings, caramel.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users when they first tried popsicles. What impression did the sweet treat make?
When is Eat an Eskimo Pie Day celebrated in 2024?
Eat an Eskimo Pie Day is observed on March 28 each year.