Thursday, May 12, 2011

Old School Thursday: Sweet But Not Sticky Edition

National Nutty Fudge Day is today, which is…nutty? I guess?

Speaking of nuts and fudge, today all the way back in 1777, the first ice cream ad ever appeared in the New York Gazette (this, according to the International Dairy Foods Association). This reminds me that we don’t see ice cream ads all that much anymore, not even for ice cream cake. It also reminds me that even though I saw about a million Carvel ads growing up, I’ve never had a Carvel cake. Is it too late to start now?

In more dessert news, today is the anniversary of the death of John Cadbury (1889). Cadbury was the founder of the chocolate company that bears his name – and that makes the eggs I regret eating every Easter (the first bite is so good, but by the end, doesn’t everyone feel sick?).

Finally, in totally non-dessert news, today is also the anniversary of the death of Roy J. Plunkett. Plunket isn’t a household name, but if scientists were our rock stars, he would be, since he invented Teflon, which has a million uses, including for cooking, in 1938.

So, dessert, dessert, dessert, non-stick cookware. It’s a pretty sweet day all around.

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