You guys, today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! Who can seriously resist this scrumptious hand-held frozen treat? It’s really no surprise that the ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America, with the 30-44 age group buying them the most. In fact, the ice cream sandwich is so American it is sold at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C..
No matter how you slice it, people around the world have a passion for cheesecake! Originating on the Greek island of Samos, simple ingredients like flour, wheat, honey and cheese, combined to make a cheesecake that was even served as a wedding cake. The Greeks considered cheesecake to be a good source of energy, and there is evidence that it was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. With such a glowing endorsement, it’s no wonder we’re celebrating National Cheesecake Day!
National Ice Cream Month is here and that means it’s finally time to cool off all summer with treats and sweets straight from the freezer aisle. Ice cream novelties (like the ice pops, sandwiches and cones) have been around since the 1920’s and while they may seem like “kiddie treats,” adults consume more than half of all novelties sold! We’ve come up with a few lists of some of our favorite cold treats to cool down with and beat the summer heat.
We’re celebrating our love for cool treats this Ice Cream Month! There is no doubt that America loves its ice cream. Ninety-eight percent of all U.S. households purchase ice cream, with more sold on Sunday than any other day of the week. Eighty-seven percent have ice cream in their freezer at any given time. And this month is the perfect time to stock up!
Oh cheese—it’s National Cheese Day! We can’t find any better way to kick off June Dairy Month than with cheese. Cheese is the most popular dairy product of them all and in fact is one of the most consumed foods worldwide. We can’t say we’re surprised 😉
It is said that the 100 folds of a chef’s hat (known as a toque) symbolize the 100 ways to cook an egg. Eggs are certainly a versatile food—great for every meal from breakfast to dessert and snacks in between—and they’re also a nutritious and affordable food, too. Eggs are so outstanding that the month of May is National Egg Month, a whole month to celebrate eggs!
Today is yet another awesome food holiday to celebrate—it’s National Shrimp Day! Did you know that Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood? Of the 15.5 pounds of fish and shellfish eaten by the average American each year, shrimp accounts for 4 pounds, topping the entire list.
There’s a day for everything it seems. Some we can relate to, some not so much. National English Muffin Day – April 23 — is especially exciting for those of us English muffin lovers!
Now is the time to celebrate the creation of the doughy, salty (or sweet) snack we have all come to love so much—it’s National Soft Pretzel Month! Soft pretzels are a snack that everyone enjoys, and with so many ways to eat them and ways to transform them into something even more delicious, the possibilities are endless. Keep scrolling to see some of the best frozen pretzels, as well as some scrumptious pretzel recipes you can whip up for yourself and the family. This is a holiday you are not going to want to miss out on!
It’s April and that means it’s National Grilled Cheese Month. This may be one of our favorite food holidays because, well cheese! Grilled cheese is one of the best and easiest comfort foods to make, and can be customized with a variety of cheeses, breads and other yummy ingredients. We also love that it pairs great with soups–especially tomato! Our mouths are drooling just thinking about it…