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May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day
you're looking for something to do then get ready to cool off because
it's National Grape Popsicle Day! Perfect timing, huh?
Let's get right into celebrating National Grape Popsicle Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, it's the time of year when things are starting to
hotter and hotter, so it only makes sense to reach for a popsicle,
right? And grape happens to be one of the most popular flavors in the
popsicle kingdom. So people decided to celebrate cooling off with a
welcomed flavor in their mouth! But who started this whole
of popsicles anyway? Well, if you go back in time to 1905 and head to
San Francisco you might find an 11 year old boy named Frank Epperson
mixing up some flavored powder for soda in water.
He must have
found something else to do (maybe you scared him off, time traveler)
because he left it there overnight with his stirring stick still in it.
Things got pretty cold that night and when he came back out the next
day he saw that it had frozen to the stick. This sparked the
of making fruit-flavored popsicles and 18 years later he started
selling these frozen treats at Neptune Beach. They were so successful
that the next year he applied for a patent. He started out with seven
flavors (I'm sure grape was one of them) and they came with two sticks
in them so you could break them in half and share if you wanted to. And
that's the story of the official Popsicle (not just the generic
popsicle term). What an interesting history; mistakes are refreshing!
Ready to cool off?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, head on down to your
local grocery store and pick up some official Popsicles. That would be
the best and easiest way to get a grape popsicle, right? I mean it'll
say popsicle on the box. But, if you consider popsicle a generic term
(the people who sell Popsicles might have something to say about that)
then you can get any grape-flavored ice pop. And that opens up the
celebration a little more.
So search around and find a few
different kinds of grape popsicles to try out and then have a little
tasting party with your friends and family. If you have kids, they are
going to love this holiday! Try to figure who makes the best tasting
grape popsicles. Are the official Popsicles the best or is it some
other brand? And may I recommend that you try out the grape Edy's Fruit
Bars, you won't be disappointed! Or you could always make
own. Just get some grape juice and then some popsicle molds and you're
good to go! You could even use plastic or paper cups and plastic
silverware (if you don't have popsicle sticks) if you wanted to. You
might have a difficult time getting them to stand straight up though.
Or you can use your ice cube tray and put toothpicks in them. So if you
choose this option then find a really tasty grape juice or soda to use.
You could even use white grape juice if you want. Enjoy your
and I hope you stay cool you purple-tongued celebrator!