Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY

Each year on May 27, it is National Grape Popsicle Day.
In San Francisco, California, in 1905, 11-yr-old Frank Epperson was outside on his porch, mixing water with a white powdered flavoring to make soda.  Upon going inside, it left it there, on the porch, with the stirring stick still in it.  That night in California, the temperature reached a record low and the following morning, Frank discovered the drink had frozen to the stick.  This inspired the fruit-flavored “Popsicle”.
Years later, in 1922, Epperson introduced his treat at a fireman’s ball, found it to be a huge success, and then in 1923, he made and sold his frozen treat-on-a-stick at an amusement park in Alameda, California.  In 1924, he applied for a patent for his frozen confectionery, which he called “Epsicle” ice pop.  He then renamed it “Popsicle“.
Popsicle’s are one of summertime’s favorite treats, for kids of all ages, and today honors one of the most popular flavors, GRAPE!

What a great way to start out the summer.  I remember splitting a popsicle with my brother at the end of a long hot afternoon.  When we got old enough, our Mom let us make our own with Kool-Aid and ice cube trays.  I think we used toothpicks for the sticks.  lol  We'd never be allowed to use them now, it'd be a safety issue.

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Our research was unable to find the origin or the creator of National Grape Popsicle Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
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