National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Cream Puff Day? We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Cream Puff Day Fun Facts

A cream puff is a choux pastry ball filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream. The puffs may be decorated or left plain or garnished with chocolate sauce, caramel, or a dusting of powdered sugar.

  • January 2nd is National Cream Puff Day.
  • The origin of both the pastry and its name profiterole are obscure. It was introduced in France by Caterina de’ Medici, wife of Henry II of France, who brought from Tuscany several recipes, including choux pastry and Profiterole.
  • The cream puff has appeared on US restaurant menus since 1851, if not earlier.
  • The record for world’s largest cream puff, weighed 125.5 pounds. It was created August 11, 2011 at the Wisconsin State Fair by Dave Schmidt and Team Cream Puff.
  • After cream puffs are taken out of the oven, they must be cut in half or the pastry will deflate upon cooling.

How To Observe National Cream Puff Day

  • Tap into your inner baker and whip together some of your own divine cream puffs to enjoy.
  • Use #NationalCreamPuffDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National Cream Puff Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any cream puff fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Cream Puff Fun Facts