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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know fun food facts we will look at Hot Fudge Sundaes.

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The Facts: Give thanks to local governments of the past who made the sundae possible.  Back in the day a handful of state governments outlawed the consumption of ice cream sodas on Sundays after they became the hottest new craze. Because of this the ice cream sundae was invented!

  • The Hot Fudge Sundae was created in 1906 at C.C. Browns, a new ice cream parlor on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
  • “Sundae” apparently resulted when druggist Chester Platt in 1892 attempted to trademark “Sunday” for his cherry syrup and ice cream concoction.
  • July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day.
  • Fudge is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records has documented several record-setting sundaes. For example, the most expensive sundae can be ordered at Serendipity 3 in New York City for the hefty sum of $1000. In 2009, the Kids Club in Brunswick, Georgia created the world’s longest sundae. It measured over 130 feet long!

 

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