Every year, people gather to celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day which is August 26. A sweet, juicy popsicle is the best way to cool off during hot summer days. A Cherry popsicle is a joyful representation of summer fun. Enjoy a cherry popsicle, or two, on National Cherry Popsicle Day. A popsicle is any frozen fruit juice on a stick.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL HERRY POPSICLE DAY

Although most of the culinary origins of many dishes are unknown, popsicles’ origin is well-known. An 11-year-old boy is responsible for inventing this tasty treat. Francis William Epperson was making a soda pop on his porch in the winter. Mixing soda powder and water was what he was doing.

 He forgot to bring the soda powder and water outside, as is common with 11-year-olds. He found the concoction frozen overnight, and the next morning he discovered it, although still with the stirring stick. That’s how the popsicle was created.

This was a secret invention that was only discovered 18 years later by the boy. The rest of the world would soon be introduced to the delicious treat. The frozen pop was introduced by the boy at Neptune Beach, Belmar, New Jersey. He applied immediately for a patent because it was so popular.

 At the request of his children, the treat was named the “popsicle”. The popsicle was sold before then as a ‘Popsicle Ice Pop’.

Popsicle, a term that is copyrighted, is used almost universally to describe frozen treats. Popsicles are often used in movie dialogues, song lyrics, and in books without our realizing it is copyright. This simple treat is full of surprising surprises.

NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY TIMELINE

1922The Popsicle goes Public

Francis Epperson presents the creation at a fireman’s ball. It’s a huge success.

1925Epperson sells popsicle rights

Epperson sells the rights of Joe Lowe Company in New York.

1938Fudgicle

Fudgicle is a flat, frozen dessert that’s covered in chocolate.

1989Unilever takes over

Unilever acquires Popsicle rights

NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY FAQS

Who is the inventor of the popsicle

Frank Epperson, an 11-year-old boy, accidentally invent the summertime treat in 1905. He had made a mixture of sugary soda powder and water and left it to stand overnight.

Which popsicle flavor is the most popular?

A popsicle has more than two billion annual sales and cherry is its most-sold flavor.

What are the calories in a cherry popsicle

A single cherry popsicle has only 40 calories

NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY ACTIVITIES

  1. Groove to “Cherry Popsicle”.On National Cherry Popsicle Day, groove to Jann Arden 2000’s “Cherry Popsicle”. You can even upload a video of yourself singing the song to your social media.
  2. Treat yourself to a Cherry PopsicleTreat yourself to these frozen treats to celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day. Enjoy your popsicles while you relax by the pool.
  3. Make your own popsicle popsicles can also be made from fresh fruits and different types of soda. You can mix and match flavors or experiment with new flavors.

5 FACTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND ABOUT CHERRIES

  1. Cherry-loving humans have been around since the beginning of time since the Stone Age, humans have been eating cherries.
  2. Cherries are relatively new to America. In the 1600s, Cherries arrived in America.
  3. There are many options. There are approximately 1,000 varieties of cherries. However, only 20 are commercially available.
  4. Turkey is the largest cherry producer turkey produces 535,000 tonnes of cherries each year.
  5. The world record for cherry pit spittingBrian Krausein set the record for cherry-pit spilling at 93 feet in 2004.

WHY WE LOVE THE NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY

  1. It celebrates innovation national Cherry Popsicle Day celebrates happy accidents. It reminds us not to judge ourselves harshly when we make mistakes. Your mistake could turn out to be the next great culinary invention.
  2. Relive your childhoodCherry popsicles instantly transport us to happy, carefree childhood times. National Cherry Popsicle Day makes it a great day to remember the good times.
  3. It’s a day of relaxation cherry popsicle is more enjoyable when you’re sitting by the pool. Don’t rush and enjoy the rest of your day.

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