January 24, 2014

National Eskimo Pie Day

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.” - Don Kardong

It's National Eskimo Pie Day!

Technically, it's National Eskimo Pie Patent Day... but it's much more fun to celebrate with actual ice cream than it is a piece of paper that dictates the exact way the ice cream can be manufactured. Right?

The Eskimo Pie - a chocolate coated vanilla ice cream square or wedge; and, the first of its kind! - was created by Danish-born Christian Kent Nelson, a teacher in Onawa, Iowa. The patent (#1,404,539) for his sweet treat, which was initially called an "I-Scream-Bar", went through on January 24th, 1922.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Yes, for many of us... it's cold outside (in the words of my sister: thank you, Captain Obvious). But that shouldn't deter you from enjoying some delicious ice cream! Especially one with so much history and longevity like the Eskimo Pie, which revolutionized the way the frozen dessert was eaten.

So, open that foil or paper packaging and have a...

Happy National Eskimo Pie Day!